change (one's) ways

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change (one's) ways

To start behaving in a different, usually preferable, way. After I got in yet another fight at school, the headmaster told me that I had to change my ways or else I'd be expelled. No matter how old you are, there is still time to change your ways.
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change your ˈways

start to live or behave in a different way from before: I’ve learned my lesson and I’m going to try to change my ways.It’s unlikely your boss will change his ways.
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It has blamed the move on the changing ways people are doing their banking - shifting to online and mobile rather than local, face-to-face contact.
Important upgrades to the Bank's online consumer and commercial banking platforms will be undertaken and, consistent with the changing ways our clients transact business, new investments will also include the establishment of a second technology hub in Boise, Idaho and an increase in technology staff of 25%.
Digital technologies are changing ways of doing things the world over and providing Canadian businesses with development opportunities.
A statement from the company said: "We made this difficult decision due to the changing ways customers choose to bank with us which has resulted in customers using it less often.
Leading family enterprise academic, Professor Morten Bennedsen, from INSEAD said that the challenges are very real for family businesses "Because of changing social patterns and changing ways of interacting through digital, the number of family transitions will probably reduce.
My theme had been a Whimsical Ramble, also touching on the world's fast changing ways.
We have witnessed the dramatically changing ways that UAE consumers work and play, which is related to their levels of connectivity - work is no longer limited to a desk in the office, for example.
Part of Elon Musk's grand plans (apart from heading to Mars) includes completely changing ways of commuting that began with Tesla's all-electric capabilities and moved on to Hyperloop , the hyper-speed commuting service.
Furthermore, we are aiming to adapt our offers to the changing ways of consumption and applications of the products in need.
Cultural safety (Wepa, 2015) alone will not help us work with diverse populations given the changing ways health services are delivered such as increased home-based care, electronic communication, short appointments and brief short hospital stays.
We made the decision to close these branches because of the changing ways customers choose to bank with us, such as using online and telephone banking to complete their banking needs.
In a statement, a spokeswoman said: "We made the decision to close these branches because of the changing ways customers choose to bank with us, such as using online and telephone banking to complete their banking needs.
He will oversee efforts to guide the broadcaster's digital strategy to keep it ahead of the changing ways audiences are consuming content, according to NPR.
The changing ways of being beside the seaside are explored in a new book by Caroline Barnsley, who works for the family studies and heritage section of South Shields Central Library.
From new ideals to changing ways to think about power and spirituality, this is a solid set of discussions recommended for new age and feminist holdings alike.