Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs has reiterated that there is no quick-fix in changing the club's fortunes.
The Edinburgh side lost their fourth Scottish Championship match out of six against Queen of the South.
"There's been an awful lot of change from the last match of last season to the start of this one," Stubbs said.
"If we thought it was just going to be an automatic transformation from one to another, then I'm afraid it's not as easy as that."
Ian McShane's first-half goal gave the Doonhamers their first league victory over Hibs in 50 years.
"Overall we're not doing enough in all areas over the pitch," added Stubbs, whose side are seventh in the Championship.
"It doesn't help when you're conceding goals that you shouldn't be conceding. That's it in a nutshell - we can't afford to be giving teams soft goals.
"It's silly little mistakes and the team is getting punished for them. It's happening too many times."
Stubbs, a former Everton and Celtic captain, insists his team are not having problems absorbing his methods, and also underlines that he will not revise the club's goals for this season.
"It's going to take a little bit of time to get things right," he told BBC Scotland.
"We'll keep working and the players need to keep looking to improve. Football can be very rewarding and it can be very harsh, and at this moment it's very harsh on us.
"When you're full of confidence you don't think twice. When your confidence is high, you see the pass. But when your confidence is not at the level you want, you take an extra touch and then you don't see the pass.
"That's the difference. The players need to trust themselves, work harder and stick together."
Hibs travel to Dingwall to play Ross County in the League Cup third round on Tuesday.
"We've got another chance to get a result on the board," Stubbs said.
"It's in the cup, so a different format, but it's all about getting results to kick-start and move on."