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Allied and Einstein on Adapting to Change

Albert Einstein

The past nine weeks has seen the world as we knew it turned upside down and become incomprehensible and unrecognisable to the one we knew only a few short weeks ago.

From not being able to see our family and friends to working remotely and utilising virtual meeting platforms, it looks likely that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, aspects of both our personal and work lives will change forever.

From a business perspective, all businesses will be faced with the same crucial challenge: how do we adapt to these changes and still provide the optimum service to our customers?

Well, let me quote Albert Einstein, who famously said ‘The measure of intelligence is the ability to change’.

We as a firm of Chartered Surveyors are no different.  It is crucial that we implement new working practices and procedures to allow us to facilitate our client base, whilst minimising any risk to both our staff members and the public we encounter while out on survey.

And all this while keeping up to date with, and complying with, the prevailing government guidance.

Change is as good as a rest.

The initial perception of change to some can often be negative and pessimistic however, if embraced, can lead to a positive effect on business and a business’s workforce. Change is a process that takes time to evolve but can often result in a wide range of positive outcomes such as: increased productivity, streamlined processes and improved staff wellbeing and morale. For this process to evolve, several stages require to be overcome. However, without doubt, the most important thing is to accept that change is necessary.

Allied Surveyors Scotland are currently assessing every aspect of everything we do and how we can improve to ensure we continue to lead the way in the residential surveying industry once restrictions are lifted.

Until then, stay positive and stay safe!

About the author

David is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer specialising in the residential property sector and covers a diverse geographical area spanning the south side of Glasgow. He is a Director of Allied Surveyors Scotland plc based in their Glasgow South office with ten years experience in the property market. David undertakes Home Reports, valuation reports for both private individuals and Banks and Building Societies, together with Energy Performance Certificates and everything residential related. 

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