Change is something we all have to go through and have to deal with if we want to survive in
business.

Change is taking place all the time and you need to be able to adapt and stay up with and ahead
of the times. In a lot of cases, we feel comfortable with the status quo and so we say, “Why
should we fix it if it ain’t broke?” The fact is, that if you are not looking at how to improve things
within your business, one day you are going to wake up and be behind.

Now, change isn’t easy, it is oftentimes very difficult. We have been doing things a certain way
for so long, it becomes habitual. So, what is the right approach?

  • When making a change, work incrementally. If you get really aggressive, you may look to
    change everything, when a minor tweak is all that is needed.
  • Sometimes, by thinking long-term, it can affect the short-term success of a business.
    Finding the right balance is an art. Start small. Find something simple you can do
    differently and try and incorporate that into the business. If it works, great, move on to
    step #2.

When you approach change in this way, what you find is that it becomes a natural transition, as
opposed to a complete shock. So, again, start with a small change, see if it works, test it, and
then move on to the next step.

Moving quickly is what we all want to do, but as my father always says, “hurry up and slow
down”!