Adapting Quickly to Change
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Adapting Quickly to Change

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It is impossible to grasp the speed of change that we currently find ourselves in. Just two weeks and the entire world has changed beneath our feet.

As things change, businesses need to be even more agile and adaptive than they were before. There really is no choice: this is about survival and those that think it is enough to just circle the wagons and hope it will pass are likely to be the ones who fail to survive.

Now is the time to look hard at what you are doing and find ways of doing it better, smarter, faster or to develop niche parts of that offering to prepare for the end of this period of cataclysmic changes to our society.

Being quick to spot changes and quick to react is critical.

Take one of our client's responses to the situation this week. The National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFUS) are concerned that during these challenging times, it will be difficult for farmers to recruit seasonal workers in the usual manner to allow picking, planting and other farm work to take place. In order to keep the finest fruit and vegetables flowing into the food supply chain, they asked us to add new functionality to their web platform so that Scotland's farms can advertise for seasonal workers.

They passed us the brief for the work last Thursday afternoon, the updates went live within 24 hours and was featured on BBC Scotland’s TV News programme on Monday lunchtime. By late Monday afternoon we had received note that NFUS members were already using the new service and positions were being filled:

"Thanks for getting this up and running so quickly. We have already had one member remove his details as he has been inundated with enquiries about work."

- Michelle Simpson, IT Manager, NFUS.

Being adaptive, fast and agile in these strident times can make a real difference. Contact us now us to see how we can help you make a difference.

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After 33 years of running my own IT businesses, I've seen trends come, go...and come back again. With each business I've been involved in, the focus has always been on building in value for my customers. I was honoured to receive an OBE for my services to Scottish business in 2018.

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