The e-pioneer is a change agent.
A change agent is someone who attempts to alter the behaviour of people or organizations with the purpose of enabling them to do more.
The world around us is changing at a rapid pace. The mind-blowing advance of technology is one of the greatest contributing factors to this change. Unfortunately many people are intimidated by technology and they, as well as their organizations, do not keep pace with the changes happening around them. Sadly, they are left behind.
This is why the e-pioneer must be a change agent.
It is not easy to be a change agent. When people don’t want to change they dig in their heels and kick and scream to preserve the status quo in order to stay within their comfort zone.
If you think it is hard to be a change agent, don’t forget that it is even harder to change.
You can only be an effective change agent if you understand the fears and apprehensions of those who need to change – listen to them and take note of their concerns.
To succeed as a change agent, the e-pioneer must be many things: you need to be a salesperson, a counsellor, a confidante, a teacher – and above all, you must set an example that will show others the advantages of change.
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