How To Manage Change By Empowering Your Staff

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.

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Need Some Help On Leading Change? Try This…

Change is stressful for everyone involved, from the low-level employees to the CEOs.

While some staff members worry about keeping their jobs, or what the new responsibilities will mean for them, managers need to keep their own worries at bay to effectively lead a team through change. Learn More

3 Quick Tips On Managing Employees Through Change

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Responding To Allegations Of Discrimination

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Getting Your People Committed To Change

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The Principles Of Change That Really Work

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Managing Change: An Exercise

Change is one of the most difficult things you’ll have to deal with as a manager, especially if you know that the changes you have to implement will cause anxiety or dissention amongst team members. Take a look at the following change management scenario:

Imagine that your company has grown successfully and that you are about to open a second branch office two towns over. The new office will be smaller and the corporation does not plan to hire a second office manager until the new location grows. You will now be responsible for both offices.

In order to make the new office function you must split your team in half. They’ve all worked together well for quite some time, but you must now take a look at the team and determine how it is best split. You’ll hire new employees for both offices, but the new office will need to have staff that is already experience as well.

If you were in this situation, what criteria would you use to decide which employees would move to the new office and which would stay behind? What would you do to ensure that all of your employees were as comfortable as possible with the changes? And, finally, what would you do to make sure that your current employees and the new ones you hire are able to work well together?

Leave your thoughts in the comments. I’d love to hear your approaches to this difficult situation!

Thanks again,


Sean McPheat

Managing Director

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