Erik’s Editorial Corner

erik_barnshawI’ve been watching summer come to an end and the days get shorter along with it. When I look at the sunrise and sunset times from September 1 to September 30, it’s hard to imagine that we’ve lost an hour and 17 minutes of daylight over the course of a month.

As many of you already know, I enjoy my daylight hours and the time it provides for me to do things outdoors – work and play. It seems like losing just a few minutes of sunlight each day makes the change seem less drastic. The same can be said about implementing potentially challenging or less desirable changes in your company.

This could be adjusting the hours of coverage when you need your phones answered, increasing an employee contribution for their healthcare, or decreasing the number of employees you need on your sales team. Anything along those lines may be difficult changes for your employees and would be easier for everyone to adjust to if it happened slowly or in stages.

It always helps when you know something you don’t like is coming, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to like it any better. But even if you don’t change your opinion of how you feel about something, it’s still always easier when you can prepare for and ease into it. I know the sun gives us longer days in the warmer months and shorter days in the colder months. I know it’s going to happen and I understand why as well. Yet somehow, a slower transition seems much easier to adjust to and makes less of an impact on me.

Thanks for your business and make it a great day!

Warm Regards,


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