I find that new concepts are often hard to incorporate into our lives. We go out of our way to to make them fit into the status quo instead of changing our thought to utilize new ideas to our advantage.
These dang tractors are hard to use…
As silly as the picture above is, I find myself wanting to do the same thing when business processes and technologies change. Why would I want to do that? This way works great, and, before I know it, I end up with a 20 mule team pulling my tractor.
So I listed a couple of ways I intentionally try to avoid avoiding change:
- Listen to new ideas with an open mind. Impartially evaluate new concepts.
- Play the devil's advocate in your evaluation
- Look at the costs, Both hard and soft costs.
-Try not to be emotionally attached to your current situation and admit it (to yourself, anyway) if you are.
-Admit that everything changes.
If you have a hard time getting your head around these concepts, you might want to check your willingness to adopt new ideas. That might be holding your business back.
If you are picking up what I am putting down, you know it is not trail rocks. Change can be good and necessary. Embrace it.