The Management Blog
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Incoming employees, departing bosses, new software, company merges, new initiatives… these are all changes in a company that cause both employees and processes to go through transitions.
These changes can lead to stress, a host of unknowns and chaos to break out in the workplace.
The biggest determinant of whether change will be correctly and successfully implemented is effective teamwork.
Managers have to understand that although they may decide on a specific change, they must involve their employees in the entire process, as they will be the actual people to implement the tasks.
Not preparing for change at the workplace is similar to going out in the rain without an umbrella.
You know you will be wet and uncomfortable, and not prepping for the upcoming changes in weather is not smart.
Imagine coming to work one day to find that you have been transitioned to work in an entirely new team, have to learn a completely different system to work on or answer to a new boss.
This would be incredibly nerve wracking and would likely prevent you from fully accepting the changes and trying your best to get used to them.
Mergers, acquisitions, franchising, new software implementation, a new marketing strategy… these are all common happenings in today’s business world that require change to occur in the organisation.
Change is the new status quo with increased globalisation and the internet, but not everyone at your company is always ready and willing to embrace change.
Change is overwhelmingly pervasive and constant in today’s labour market, but many organisations are not ready for them.
Because people are naturally fearful of change both in their personal and professional lives, managers are either not able to implement the required changes or don’t have the skills to empower their team members to do so.
Change can be a stressful and unpredictable time, which is why many managers avoid messing with the status quo.
A popular belief is that if something is not broken, you shouldn’t fix it; however, if you don’t make innovation a priority, you will likely fall behind your competition.
Change can be terrifying or empowering. It depends on whether you manage change or it manages you. Change to your co-workers can cause stress and discouragement.
This inforgraphic below breaks down the steps in which you can influence a positive attitude to your co-workers during change. Follow these steps to be a change management champion!