Resistance to change in Environmental Monitoring processes
In a laboratory or clean room, the specialists in charge of the production of medications who work with Environmental Monitoring data perceive the implementation of new information digitisation processes as a new way of working, requiring dedication of time and training for adaptation.
But what value does fully digitising and automating this data bring?
In architectural studios of yesteryear, only specialists dedicated to technical drawing foresaw, before anyone, the advantages that digital drawing programs brought to the overall activity of the company in terms of security, time saved and improved quality of the tasks of experts. Other members of the studio, such as project managers, comfortable carrying paper format plans to the site, resisted the change due to having to face learning new digital methods of data representation.
There is also resistance to change in the pharmaceutical sector!
In many clean rooms and laboratories, some professionals continue to note data on paper, later transferring it to spreadsheets, knowing the risk to security and regulatory compliance that this entails. However, other members of the organisation may consider adaptation to a digital, automated system of Environmental Monitoring to bring great advantages, but to entail too great an effort in terms of time and resources.
But the truth is that the main reasons highlighted by companies planning to install electronic registration systems for Environmental Monitoring data are:
- The difficulty in undertaking real-time tracking of all monitoring activities being carried out at their installations, as everything is written on paper.
- The amount of time they need to generate comprehensible reports for analysing their data in case of an inquiry.
- The lack of accessibility and agility in the communication of adverse results.
These are aspects that a digital solution covers in a holistic and innovative way, allowing pharmaceutical companies to have total control over their environmental monitoring activities, simplifying the process of planning tasks and digitally registering all information necessary for generating reports and data analysis.
The implementation of a digital process helps you to have Environmental Monitoring data available to quickly and effectively define, monitor and review the actions of the Pollution Control Strategy.
We are therefore talking about resistance to change which arises in many companies and sectors and which only disappears with transparency and clear information on the advantages that the new solution brings for the whole organisation, and with the common aim of the whole team to apply these improvements, even if it entails effort in adaptation.
A good way to tackle resistance to change is by seeing it as an opportunity to redefine processes and guarantee that information is accessible quickly and securely.
What about you? How do you tackle resistance to change? Have you found yourselves in situations of this type?