Manage employee attendance

Change is inevitable…

But does that make it any easier to accept?

In a word, no.

Change can be unsettling, there’s no denying it. While many people generally embrace the idea of something new, others find themselves very reluctant to contemplate things being any way other than exactly how they are. Whether that’s a haircut, job, relationship, town, or even breakfast cereal, many find great calm and comfort in the predictability of the familiar, as opposed to the mystery of the unknown. Change can be especially hard when we have no idea what the replacement will be, how it will affect us and, of course, whether it will end up being better, or worse, than what we already had. It also makes a difference whether the change is imposed or chosen and sudden or with advanced warning, of course.

It seems that the recent sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has had a far greater impact on many people than they ever imagined possible. Some have confessed to being completely blindsided by their reaction to the news, grossly underestimating just how much it would affect them. Others say it’s not just the loss of such a beacon of stability, but all the subsequent chain of changes to life as we know it that they feel so emotional about. The Queen was, of course, deeply embedded in our daily lives for as long as most of us can remember, so subtly at times that we perhaps never even really noticed on a conscious level, until we are reminded that our money, stamps, post-boxes, flags, passports and, of course, national anthem, will all gradually be changed to honour our new monarch, King Charles III.

These inevitable changes started a conversation in our offices this week about just what paradigm-shifting developments the Queen herself must have witnessed, accepted and even embraced over the course of her reign; socially, politically but, above all, technologically speaking.

It seems a very tenuous link and one with which we would never wish to be seen as trivialising a very tense time in our history, but our train of thought naturally took us back to how the way in which businesses manage employee attendance and features such as clocking in systems are barely recognisable now compared to 70 years ago when the Queen came to the throne.

Whilst there is a definite sense of inevitability when it comes to the gradual decline of paper-based timesheets in favour of a digital, cloud-based attendance and absence management system, and the advantages to this transition are both numerous and hugely positive, we fully respect that the change itself can be daunting.

At EAC by Chronologic, we are well known for our friendly customer support team. Based in Somerset, we are only a phone call or email away, and will be happy to answer all of your questions or doubts as well as walking you gently through the implementation of any new workforce management system. Get in touch to find out more.

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