Business Changes

Changes are inevitable, but sometimes accepting the changes are not that easy. Either you run a business house or manage any organization sometimes change is the only way to remain in the race and to survive in the tough economy. Keeping the pace with the latest technological advancement is a key to success in today’s highly competitive world. If you want to provide the best you have to follow the latest and best in every department. The importance of keeping up with the changes in business computing and technology can be more important over time as your business grows.

Even a little change in an organization affects almost everyone. Changes are various in nature, all aspects of business underwent changes with the passage of time. Technology, processes, management positions, team dynamics, communication channels, change over time. Keeping the track with the changes especially with the technological changes are very important for the advancement and improvement of the business. Many small organizations fail to inculcate latest IT technological tools and techniques in the conventional business as a result they soon start losing their pace and get lost in the obscurity. To remain ahead from the others it is essential to go hand in hand with the latest technological changes.

It is a common fact that most of the people resist change whether you implement organizational changes or include the latest technology for the betterment of the people and the organization even then people will protest it.

Sometime changes are inevitable and it becomes necessary to go with the trend or your existence will come to an end. During the time of recession many industries and businesses inculcated various changes in the manufacturing process and management of the organization. Many business houses supplemented their business by starting new business units to augment their growth.

Businesses are introducing changes in manufacturing process to improve the production and reduce the cost of the production, in short the purpose of the change is to provide the best at low price rate, it is necessary for the growth and prospect of the company as well. The aim of the business organization is to infuse new life into  the business from time to time and for that they follow continuous changes.

To make changes successful it is necessary to educate people about the changes and make them congenial for the new changes.

LISTEN TO EMPLOYEES’ IDEAS AND COMMENTS. All major changes in an organization are planned and decided by the higher authority, though it is suggested to involve employees as well. Ask them to suggest what kind of changes they are looking for, discussing your point with them and clearing all the doubts will help employees in accepting changes. Practice smooth communication and allow all the employees to share their ideas and views regarding changes. It will help in winning people’s support and they will positively respond to the changes. Let every employee or stakeholder know about the upcoming changes well ahead of time and get them ready to accept it.

It will help people in getting ready for the changes and accept them with a positive attitude; it will help those employees in accepting change who like to follow old methods and process. It is the responsibility of the manager to discuss the reason behind the changes and justify the need of new changes, the effect of changes on the business and employee and the benefit they will earn from the changes.

TRY TO WIN THE SUPPORT OF POWERFUL EMPLOYEES. Few people are pro for changes and they have the ability to change others, if you are planning to introduce dynamic changes in the business, it is better to discuss it with a few influential employees and win their support and let them educate their teammates about the upcoming changes. Once you have won them over to your side, you are on your way to a smooth transition process.

Understand other people’s reaction; assure them that the changes are for the betterment and improvement. Introduce changes gently and gradually. Highlight the benefits that you will earn from the changes and focus on the old pattern. It will help employees in accepting and adjusting to the changes.

It is the duty of the manager to follow the changes and make it an integral part of the business/organization, persist with each step of improvement. The process of change is not an easy task, work on it, make it acceptable to the employees and shareholders. Prepare the positive environment before implementing the changes and give time to accept and adjust to the changes.

  • Anonymous

    Change is difficult and change management skills are necessary. Basic premise, communicate early and oftern.