By: Precious Turner

Dealing with Change in a Workplace

You might be asking yourself why is dealing with change in a workplace so important? Well guess what you came to the right place to find out that answer. Throughout the workplace there are several types of changes that you can encounter such as implementing a new rule, change of management, new coworker, and many more. These types of changes can lead employees feeling stressed out or have lack of trust in new management or other employees which would eventually lead to employees quitting. Therefore, it is very important to deal with change in a workplace because it can help you develop and maintain positive work relationships.

Although dealing with change seem to be impossible, there are several ways to make this easier. Listed below are ways to deal with change in a workplace that can make you a more valuable employee.

Be honest about your concerns-

By talking to your manager about your concerns can help you deal with the understanding of the workplace change and help better prepare yourself. It would be very difficult to accept the change of something new if you yourself don’t address the problems you have with it first.

Practice positive thinking-

By allowing yourself to have a positive outlook on the change, you would be more willing to accommodate and accept the workplace change. If you keep telling yourself something than you will start to believe it therefore if you see the positive in the change than you would see it as a positive and not a negative.

Communicate with your superior frequently-

Having open communication with your supervisor throughout the change can allow you to make sure that you are implementing the change correctly. Also, by having this open communication you are showing your boss that you are taking the changes seriously and that you care.

Re-evaluate your job and your place within the company-

It is helpful to reelevate your job description when new changes are made within the company.  Looking at the change and how it effects your job can a major decider if you are going to continue to stay in that position or move to another one. It also let you see the benefits of the change for you and the company.

Ask questions frequently-

Making change to your day-to-day activities can be very confusing at times so asking questions cannot only help make sure you are applying those changes correctly. It can also help you see why those changes was necessary.

Help your coworkers adapt to change- 

Helping other coworkers adapt to new change can help you show teamwork. Which would help you build those positive relationships. Also, by telling and help other with the new changes can help ensure that you fully understand the new change.

Remember that all change becomes routine with time-

Just having the idea that all new things become routine would help you accept the new change that much easier. Therefore, the new change you just learned about would one day be in the past and would just be a part of your regular job description/ routine.


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