Change is inevitable whether it is sudden or planned, it can be difficult to go through.
For many when change happens at work and it directly affects personal job tasks it can be stressful and cause anxiety.
Here are three important points to remember when dealing with changes at work that can help everyone make it through and celebrate when they are accomplished.
- Plan: If at all possible plan in advance for any change that needs to take place. Document what the change is, how it will affect each employee, and the steps each employee will have to take to implement the change.
- Communicate, communicate, and communicate: The more the change is talked about the easier it will be to transition through it. Allow employees to express any difficulty they may have with the change and address it in a personal, calm and caring way.
- Be compassionate: Encourage employees through each step and let them know that you are confident that they will prevail with success.
It is important for managers to understand that each of their staff members may react differently to changes at work. To some changes are exciting and to others they bring on fear and uncertainty.
Be sensitive and aware of how each of your employees reacts and respond with care and understanding accordingly.
Brendon Burchard wrote a book called “Life’s Golden Ticket” which is a story about second chances and change. I would recommend this book for everyone, as change is bound to happen, time and time again. The more we can learn about how to work through change whether is it personal or at work the better our life can be.