How do you react to changes in processes at work?

Trust that they are taking care of you. Clarify if the change is for the better. Treat people equally despite changes. A change of any magnitude can be tremendously terrifying.

The first step to gracefully accepting times of change is to give yourself the space to recognize your fear. Giving yourself time and space to reflect on your fears can not only decrease your anxiety about an imminent change, but it will also help you to discern what is specifically causing your anxiety. Journaling can be a great way to express your fears and anxieties about change in your workplace. Talking about your anxieties with friends or family can also be a useful space for reflection.

By using these options to reflect on your feelings about a change, you can help you define more specifically why the situation scares you. Providing this definition can help keep the situation from looking so overwhelming and can also shed light on possible solutions or paths to follow. Defining clear roles for all employees involved allows each person to understand their level of responsibility and who is responsible for facilitating communication throughout the change process. While stress can be a normal reaction to changes in the workplace, it's important for employers to remember that many employees also welcome changes.

To help your employees overcome the change process and encourage them to support the change, you must first understand the emotions they may experience at each phase. Empower employees to contribute to change by organizing consistent team meetings where you can identify what they think can be improved throughout the transition process.

Madeline Credille
Madeline Credille

Friendly pop culture evangelist. Devoted internet junkie. Professional travel expert. Passionate web ninja. Subtly charming coffee geek. Typical twitter fan.

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked *