Change is difficult for most people. If you’ve been trying to establish a traffic management position or integrate workflow software in your office, you may be fighting an uphill battle. We’ve got some tips for you to help plead your case and win your boss over.
Crunch The Numbers
Numbers don’t lie. There’s a ton of information out there on the benefits of traffic management. It improves efficiency, spurs communication between departments and alleviates stress for employees, which can improve morale. Do your research and bring the facts about the opportunities and improvements workflow management can achieve for your business. It’ll strengthen your case and give the higher ups something to chew on.
Bring Solutions, Not Problems
Pointing out a problem without offering a solution just comes across as complaining. Of course, without a problem there can’t be a solution. Problems aren’t unmentionables, but if you’re going to address a problem, come prepared with an action plan to resolve the issue. It’s proactive, it’s professional and it makes your proposition an easier sell.
Get Others On Board
There’s power in numbers. Ask your co-workers how they feel about the state of workflow management in the office and if they’re interested in improving things or trying something new. You may be surprised by what you find. There will inevitably be varying opinions, but getting a feel for the atmosphere can help you plan your approach. Rally the troops and get other proponents involved. You don’t have to go it alone. And if there’s more demand for putting a new system in place, you’ll have a stronger case for traffic management and workflow software in your workplace.
Stay Positive & Persistent
You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. Stay upbeat and passionate about your workflow project and others will, too. Don’t give up on your efforts, but be careful not to nag. Bring up the topic in appropriate situations and keep finding new information to help sway opinion on traffic management. It’ll pay off in the end.
Hopefully, these tips will help you help others in your office. Keep at it and good luck!