Written and Presented by Catherine Adenle
There are many reasons why change can be difficult for people. For one, we like to know that we will show up at work and see the same people, work at the same station, and perform a function that is familiar to us. We get very comfortable and we feel confident about what is expected and how we accomplish our tasks. Change can disrupt this predictability and cause a great deal of distress among employees.
Some people adapt to change easily, others become angry and sceptical at the first sign of change. As a manager, the challenge is to find a way to implement change without creating a stressful environment. Even though you can’t entirely predict the impact of change on the work environment, there are a few things you can do to help prepare yourself and your employees for change: good planning, communication, making yourself available, following up and listening. See the presentation below for actionable advice and tips: