Digital Survival: When things don’t go as planned
It’s no secret that things rarely turn out the way they are planned. We know this because we see and live through these fluctuations every day. From big projects being delayed to daily routines being shifted, things are unpredictable. So how do we deal with this knowledge in the digital space? Below are some ways to get a handle on tomorrow’s unpredictability with action from today.
Wherever you are seeing success in the present is the outcome of many small changes, decisions, and reflex adjustments made in the past. By looking ahead, you can see problems and squash them before it becomes difficult. For example, before your ecommerce tech set-up becomes outdated, consider something new and stay one step ahead.
Don’t be afraid of planning and organizing. When you become lost in the clutter, so does your mind. Although it has been said that too much preparation can be a form of procrastination, it is necessary to put time aside just to recalibrate and see what is actually in front of you. Maybe there is something lacking in your digital workspace that could help you be more productive or reach your customers better. Check out how Adapt worked with Interflora to replace a heavy legacy order handling system with an API-based and cloud-native ditto, constructed from best-of-breed microservices.
Change your perspective by understanding that it is not the exception, but the norm, that things are going to change as they develop. Once you adopt this mindset, you will already have a head start when things do go off the rails. For instance, instead of waiting to be forced into strengthening your web accessibility, take steps towards doing it today. Not only will taking care of maintenance like this help you from getting behind, but it will actually be good for your business.
In what way do you handle uncertainty in the digital space? Let us know. We’d love to hear from you!