1. Decide Carefully and Slowly
It’s alright to not make a decision right off the bat. Everyone needs to reflect on all their options and choose the best one for their company; when considering a major change for your business ask a lot of question you don’t want to make a decision you may regret down the road. When working with vendors avoid the ones that will rush your decision making, the right representative is willing to answer your questions, customize a solution for your business and then stick around to help you implement.
2. Get your people involved
As the leader of a growing business your decisions to change your business will affect the people who work with you. Involve your staff in your decision making, get their feedback. You don’t have to burst your brain alone; having your managers’ meet with the vendor you’re considering may help to bring forward questions you never even thought of. This in turn can help you make the right decision.
3. Implementation should take place in stages
Take it slow there is no need to rush to make the changes all at once; by doing it in stages it will not only be flexible on your personal time management but you will begin to see opportunities to improve the end results as you go through the process.
4. Use this new project to grow your people
This is where you can see your employees can shine! Use this time as a growth opportunity. As difficult and time consuming as a new project can be, it can often seem even more difficult to delegate tasks to your team. Imagine that each task is part of the implementation process and delegate not only to save yourself time, but also allow your employees to show their value to your organization.