Change is a deceptively difficult thing. Even when everyone agrees changes need to be made, change is hard. People may disagree why and how the change needs to be made. They may even disagree how much and how sweeping a change needs to be. Change just isn’t an easy thing!
When it comes to business, change isn’t easy because it’s a risk. Depending how you plan, it can be a calculated risk, but still a risk.
The unknown can be scary. What if the plans you make ruin everything? What if the declining sales you get from the old, tried and true product are better than the new product? After all? you have a track record on the old item.
Let’s face it, it doesn’t feel good to stick your neck out and try something new. It can feel like a war. You may even get people who don’t like what you’re doing.
When it comes to technology, it forces all of us to learn a new task. That’s not easy when you’ve spend the last twenty years doing a task a certain way.
But change is worth it because we need to grow. We need to try new things in order to stay relevant in today’s society. Besides, who wants to grow into that old codger that is stuck in a fifty-year old time warp?
How have you succeeded at making a change? Feel free to share it in your comments.