Today, agility is quite a necessary approach to satisfy customers quickly, to react promptly to market changes, but also to question, analyse and improve internal processes.
In order to achieve short reaction times, one has to set up short paths.
Motivating employees to show more flexibility is perhaps still possible with good persuasion.
But for this, above all, the boundary conditions have to be appropriate.
As with mountain climbers, the weakest link in the chain determines the overall speed.
The applied software should preferably not be that. It must be sufficiently capable to support the user’s freedom of action.
From the staff’s point of view, the greatest motivation is when they are given the freedom to act.
It is important to remember that people only really understand their processes when they “live” them.
Then ideas arise for changes.
And if they then have the opportunity to implement them in the most uncomplicated way possible,
improvements can come very quickly.
We have already experienced many workshops where employees really got into top form doing that.
Perhaps this is exactly the reason why Excel is so popular for new projects: it is available everywhere, you can map any data with it and define content and structures completely freely and change them at any time without having to adapt the software in any way.
A database software should be able to provide exactly that by default.
What users really love is as little “overhead” as possible and the greatest possible independence from IT specialists.