By Steve Gilliland
Let’s face it: as employees, managers, or even business leaders, we all fear change. It can be scary, overwhelming, and even daunting at times.
One of the main reasons why is because it removes you from your comfort zone, one that seems too good to leave just yet. But, change is an inevitable part of life and the workplace.
Here are some tips to help you embrace changes that come your way:
1. PREPARE FOR MULTIPLE OUTCOMES
The future is a mystery; you don’t know which direction you’ll head in and which destination you’ll stop at. The very nature of change is daunting only because you have zero control of what happens.
But, having said that, you can prepare for the worst while still expecting the best. Learn to be ready for different outcomes so you know exactly how to react when the situation is real. This helps you avoid being caught in scenarios where you’re unprepared or unable to function.
2. BECOME PART OF THE CHANGE
If you can’t go against it, be a part of it. Look at change as an opportunity to learn from your past mistakes and grow to your full potential. Life is an unpredictable ride that includes bumps along the way. Be positive through it all.
If there are certain changes occurring in the workplace, get involved and work as a team. Being a driver of change will make you feel less fearful and more empowered.
Communication is important when you face change. If the company isn’t communicating change effectively, take the initiative to learn more about what this change involves.
Talk to your team leader, co-workers, and others involved to understand their opinions. Avoid making these talks negative; instead, ask constructive questions to find resourceful information to better adapt.
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