Handling change

What I’ve learnt today about creating change in people’s processes:

  • Be understanding. Seriously, be empathic and accept that people are so filled with information that they need to turn the huge ship of their habits and processes around to start seeing things the way you see them.
  • Nurture people into new habits. Working with a PM system, I have some extra notifications that are triggered that outline how to do a task. It takes one click to remove the notification but it’s like the training wheels that make the process easier for those who are rushed and overwhelmed.
  • Work on one system at a time. It took someone years to learn a system so they know it backwards. Give them the time to learn one new system then build on this courage to change next month as they start to get the taste for a more streamlined process.

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