Can I see of show of hands of everyone who likes “change”? I’m referring here to changes in your daily routines at home or at the office. Hummm, I’m not seeing a single hand raised. I think it safe to say the majority of people don’t like change.
Now consider this – have you ever wished things were different, like; your hairstyle, your relationships, your clothes, car, house, salary/job, sales numbers at the end of the month, etc… Why aren’t things changing, why aren’t they improving?
The answer may reside in the reality of our resistance to change. “If you change no-thing … Nothing will change!”
Now you maybe thinking what in the heck does this resistance to change have to do with Sales & Marketing or Technology? A lot actually – especially if you’re the business owner or if you’re responsible for the success of a department or team. Your resistance to change is directly impacting your growth. Almost guaranteeing stagnation.
Take for example these four typical scenarios…
- If you wanted to improve operational efficiencies with managing inventory, it may be time to change from using your “familiar” Excel spreadsheet or QuickBooks accounting software to using an actual supply chain management software package.
- If you want to better manage your sales process, it may be time to change from using that “familiar” Outlook email program and start using a real relational Contact Management System.
- If you want to better mange your time, should you find yourself doing tedious, repetitive data entry (of any kind), it may be time to change from using your “familiar” Excel spreadsheets and “get with the program”, literally, and have a custom web-browser based app or a mobile app designed for you to make life easier.
- Or, if you find yourself frustrated with that friend or relative who has offered to help you with your website, social media or digital marketing endeavors, but seems to only work around their own schedule, it may be time for a change and hire someone who actually has your best (business) interests in mind.
Change doesn’t have to hurt and it doesn’t have to break the piggy bank either, but it does need to occur if you want to make a positive change.
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