In the world of business, it is a very real thing that certain things may not always go according to plan. Even more real is the fact that you may have already established a plan then having last minute changes. This can be understandably stressful and will require some helpful tips on how to cope.
I certainly wish I knew these things when I was starting out. Well, now my experiences can be your gain! Here are a few tips for you:
Whenever last minute changes happen, it is very understandable that your emotions will be riding high. You can be upset or frustrated and that’s okay. What you should not do is allow yourself to be consumed by all that emotion that you aren’t paying attention to what is needed.
You need to make sure that you are paying close attention to what the client or the boss wants you to change so you won’t make any mistakes.
Get Everything in Writing
The biggest frustration about last minute changes is the extra effort that will need to be put in but you’ll more than likely be paid around the same. If the request or the order is something that will require specialized effort on your behalf, make sure that you get it in writing. That way you can send an appropriate bill later on.
There are a lot of unfortunate instances where there is a lot of extra effort put in by the employee only to realize they weren’t paid for it because it was simply an “oral suggestion” rather than a written request. In this case, even getting the request in email will do.
These two are by far the most useful pieces of knowledge that I have obtained through the years of working the field of business. Yes, even I had to deal with last minute requests by clients. I hope that these will help you better cope with such instances.