Implementing change in your firm can be a daunting task, especially if the firm has been running for years and the methods and processes of it are already established. But change can be good for the firm if implemented correctly and executed properly. It can propel the business and make more money, but if not, it can be the downfall of the firm.
Suggesting and implementing change are two different things; suggesting is easy, but implementing is the hard part. Here are some pointers on how to properly implement change in the firm, work environment, and business.
Everything is gonna take more time and money
Before implementing change, you already have an estimate of how long and how much it’s going to cost. Make sure to give more allowance or room for error for this as it will take more than your prognosis. If you create more room, you will have a safer transition as you will not be stopped by the lack of time or money because of your projection.
Make the staff part of the transition
Even if you are the owner of the company and want to change the firm, it is vital to make the staff part of it. Making them feel that they are part of the change can motivate them into thinking that the transition is good for them. People have different attitudes and perspectives about change, which is why it is equally important to know their opinion on changing minor things for the transition. A happy and highly motivated staff can directly contribute to efficiency.
Do not undermine the credibility of your staff
Employees that have been with you for a long time already have credibility established, and it is critical for you to respect and acknowledge it regarding the transition. Whatever the effect of the change will be for the firm, you need to consider the credibility of the staff alongside the aspect of the changes that will be implemented.
Start with the core group
There are different places where people go with transition and changes. Make sure to start with the core group of the firm, then slowly work on the others.
Change can be scary for people who have been working for years with their own process, methods, system, and ways. But if you can successfully implement the change without repercussions from the staff, finance, and the firm itself, it can help you better the business, as well as the firm itself.