It is said change can bring two things—chaos and opportunity. Within the workplace, change is something we see on a daily basis. Change is the one truly consistent thing in life. Being able to adapt and adjust to change within the workplace can be a daunting task for someone who does not handle change well. Change can also effect a person’s ability to be productive on the job.
According to a study conducted by the authors of Change Anything: The Science of Personal Success, 97% of the employees surveyed said they have a career limiting habit that prevents them from being productive while at work. Being resistant to change was the 4th career-limiting habit employees said they struggle with at work.
Mastery wants to help you remain productive, while dealing with change within the workplace, with these 4 tips to navigate change:
- Realize change is consistentt.
Whether a person is at work or outside of work, change is consistent. It’s all about what we do when presented with change.
- Think Happy Thoughts.
Even though change can be difficult, it is important to think happy thoughts. Remain positive about the change taking place.
- Keep the lines of communication open.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions when change arises. Keep the lines of communication open between staff and managers. This clears any misunderstandings that present themselves due to not receiving clear information.
- Remain optimistic about the long-term result.
Even if you do not like the change that has presented itself, remain optimistic. The end result can be greater than the change itself.
Mastery’s Partner series “Bud to Boss” helps employees deal with the change from transitioning into a supervisor role. From Motivation For Change, Diagnose Resistance To Change or Accelerate The Acceptance of Organization Change. Each activity helps employees work through their battle with organizational change. The activities also assist managers in leading their employees through organizational change and assisting team members in their efforts to remain productive while on the job.