Written and Presented by Catherine Adenle
Knowing how to manage change successfully is important in all organizations. There are many reasons why change can be difficult for people to manage or deal with. 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.
Over time, we get very comfortable and we feel confident about what is expected and how we accomplish our tasks. Suddenly, a change that takes us out of our comfort zone is introduced. The change disrupts this predictability and causes a great deal of distress among employees. Some people adapt to change easily, others become angry and skeptical at the first sign of change.
As a manager, the challenge is to find a way to implement and manage change successfully 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:
To further explore how to manage change successfully, see the presentation below for actionable advice and tips: