Out with the old in with the new. Time for a change. Sounds like a great idea, but is it?
Typically we are loath to change until we’re forced to admit that a change is needed. Why do we loathe change? There are any number of reasons.
Reasons why we hate change
1. It requires admitting that we might be wrong.
2. It usually requires extra work, effort and/or time.
3. It usually requires modification.
4. There may be costs associated with the changes.
And the number one reason you probably don’t want to initiate a change?
Your staff is going to hate it, complain about it and find every conceivable reason why it won’t work and it is a bad idea that shouldn’t be attempted or frankly even discussed.
If that sounds like your office, then I have your first resolution of the New Year. Start the New Year on the right foot. It’s time for your staff to get on board. You need to make changes. Change is part of running a business. Call it an adjustment if that makes everyone feel better, but he sooner they understand that you will make “adjustments” as often as necessary to ensure the success of your practice, the better off you’ll all be.
Make sure they understand they have a choice. There’s no easy way to put it, but either they embrace the changes you will be making or they will need to embrace a career change.
Change is never easy but it’s an inevitable part of success. Make sure you remove whatever obstacles are in the way of your ability to change, starting today (or at least tomorrow…that’ll give you at least a day to get used to the idea).
Happy New Year!