Embracing Change: Why We Often Fear It, and How a Trusted Partner Can Help

Embracing Change: Why We Often Fear It, and How a Trusted Partner Can Help

Authored by Joe Blakey, Business Development & Sales, Ardiah Managed Services

Change can be a daunting concept, one that many of us often grapple with. Whether it’s switching careers, moving to a new city, or, in the context of today’s discussion, transitioning to a different point of sale (POS) system for your restaurant, the fear of change can be paralyzing.

As human beings, we tend to be creatures of habit. We become comfortable with the familiar, even if that familiarity leads us down a path that is less than ideal. In fact, it might surprise you to learn that a notable statistic reveals just how resistant we can be to change.

The Fear of Change: A Startling Statistic:

A well-known psychological phenomenon known as the “status quo bias” highlights just how deeply our aversion to change is ingrained. This bias suggests that people will often choose to continue in an unfavorable situation rather than risk making a change, even when the change could lead to a more favorable outcome.

One study published in the American Economic Review found that people are willing to endure considerable discomfort to stick with what they know. For instance, individuals were more likely to stay in a lousy job rather than accept a new opportunity, even when the new job offered better conditions, job security, and higher pay. It’s an eye-opening realization that underscores the powerful grip the fear of change can have on us.

The Role of a Trusted Partner:

So, how can we overcome this fear of change, particularly in the context of business operations, such as upgrading your restaurant’s POS system? This is where a trusted partner can make all the difference.

When you have a partner who understands your business, industry, and the challenges you face, navigating change becomes significantly less intimidating. Trusted partners can provide guidance, expertise, and a support system that makes the transition smoother and more manageable.

At Ardiah Managed Services, we understand the complexities and unique needs of the restaurant industry. We know that change, even when beneficial, can be unsettling. That’s why we’re here to serve as your trusted partner in making the leap to a better POS solution for your restaurant.

Ardiah Managed Services: Your Trusted Partner for POS Solutions:

We recognize that finding the right POS system can be a game-changer for your restaurant. It can enhance customer experiences, improve operational efficiency, and drive revenue growth. But it’s also a significant change, and the fear of the unknown can be paralyzing.

That’s where Ardiah Managed Services steps in. We don’t just offer POS solutions; we offer a partnership. We work closely with you to understand your specific needs, your current pain points, and your goals. Together, we map out a strategy for change that takes your concerns and fears into account.

Our experienced team guides you through the process, from selecting the right POS system to implementing it seamlessly into your restaurant’s operations. We take care of the technical aspects so you can focus on what you do best—running your restaurant.


Change is not always easy, and our fear of it can hold us back from experiencing significant improvements in our lives and businesses. The statistics speak for themselves: we often choose the comfort of the status quo, even if it’s far from ideal.


Ardiah Managed Services is committed to being the trusted partner you need to overcome the fear of change and make the leap to a better point of sale solution for your restaurant. We’re here to guide you, support you, and ensure that the transition is as smooth and seamless as possible. Don’t let the fear of change keep your restaurant from reaching its full potential. Let us be your partner in progress and help you embrace the change that can lead to greater success.


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