The trick here is making the necessary changes before they are forced upon you. So how does one manage change in their business? The first step is to drive change. Don’t let it take control of you, instead work out where your business needs to be in one, three and five years’ time. Once that’s established you need to prioritise changes and decide which ones are important to focus on. Next up, you need to trial the change. After the trial, you need to sell change to your employees. Explain the benefits to employees and to the business. Make people understand the cost of not changing and point to examples of successful change. Finally, the key to managing change successfully is to keep staff informed so communicate clearly and often.