Change can be scary

– but does that mean we should avoid it? Changing our habits can be both scary and confusing. And we know the feeling: “Oh no, now I have to do things differently” – and “Do I really need to change the way I do things?”

Julie Maja Nielsen

The SaaS (software-as-a-service) market has grown so fast that we can not keep up, and we have to go through a huge change when both choosing and using new digital solutions.

We are used to work one way – and now suddenly we have to change both habits and work structure – across the business.

There is no doubt that the future is digital. There will soon be no industry that has not been affected by the digital wave in one way or another, so we need to embrace change with open arms.

There are undoubtedly many benefits, when using software, so we need to adapt to the digital changes.

How to become motivated in your change

  • Write down your current challenges to remind yourself of the importance of using a digital system to complete your project.
  • Visualize that you have succeeded with the implementation – and that both you and the team are happy that the processes have been optimized.
  • Clarify the purpose of implementing a new system so you always have the goal in mind.
  • Plan how and when you will introduce the changes. Write down when you want to do something, so it is easier to stick to the plan. Make a specific time schedule that is realistic so the change is transparent and manageable.

How to include the stakeholders around you

  • Involve your colleagues and management in the process, and communicate that you are open to hear their challenges in terms of how the new digital tools can help optimizing and thereby eliminate daily frustrations. This will increase engagement and understanding of the process.
  • Make sure to brief your department and the rest of the company about the purpose of implementing the new system. Gather all the benefits of getting the new systems, and make clear the importance of why the company are about to change some processes.
  • One of the most important things in a change management process is to create transparency and stick to ‘the why’ among your colleagues or employees. You can do this by keeping them updated on the process and involve them before, during, and after.
  • Create sub-goals/milestones. Once you have set some milestones, both you and others involved can tick off the milestones along the way so that it is always clear what progress you have made. This will be a motivating factor for yourself and the rest of the company.
  • You have to lead from the front. It is expected that your company will resist if you do not set an example yourself. Walk the talk – and help them through the process.

If you need support in the process, you are always welcome to contact the team behind DigiMatcher. We want to put you in the best position to succeed in choosing your next system – and we’ll do it for free.

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