Dealing Professionally with Change in Workplace
In the current business environment change is constant and occurs more frequently than ever. If companies are to compete effectively, they have to learn to manage change. Behavioral science the psychology of disruptive change and adaptation can be invaluable to these efforts.
Executives who fail to understand how psychology drives performance at both the individual and organizational levels will more likely struggle. However, those who understand the issues will arm themselves with the tools needed to embrace disruptive change and through it, grow.
Make Yourself Aware that Change Happens
It happens in personal life, it happens in your professional life. You cannot live in the past, so denying that change could occur only makes things more complicated for you.
Stay Alert at the Workplace
know what is happening around you. When you come across clues that hint change is on the way, acknowledge them!
Anticipate the Change
Anticipate the change process by recognizing its different stages. keep in mind the faster you get to the acceptance stage, the more promising things will look for you.
Maintain Good Communication
Don’t lay back and expect things to pass you by smoothly. You need to get acquainted with the occurring changes. Seek more details from your management and peers to form an accurate understanding of the matter. Be transparent and honest about your fears: dealing with the unknown is often resented and daunting. Make the picture as clear as you can.
Change is a time when one’s confidence about one’s skills and capabilities gets shaky. Recognize your strengths and where you could bring them into play. At the same time, stay aware of your developmental areas and work on improving those.
Don’t be Stiff
It will make the change process much harder if you are rigid. Be flexible enough to look at the different angles of the change and see where you could apply your “existing” skills and knowledge, and what new skills you need to acquire.
Keep a positive attitude and don’t let yourself drown in uncertainty. Involve yourself in the new process; locate yourself properly in the new scenario. Adjust!