Suggestions for dealing with change at work
June 23, 2009
Things change in life. Sometimes we like the changes and sometimes we don't. In the workplace, unless it’s a promotion or increase in pay for us, we commonly see change as a challenge. That is understandable. The new brain research tells us that, at first blush, change will be taken in by the brain as a challenge. A new boss, a new unit, a new way of doing things--all these can be challenging. Having to do more with less--that's challenging, too. We react to these changes automatically in a fight or flight manner. But you can take charge of change by how you address it. You can look at the change as a problem and be stuck with it, or you can see it as an inevitable part of your life and move through it. Below are some suggestions for dealing with change at work.
How to Move through Organizational Change:
Rosie Barry is an assistant director in the Organizational Effectiveness division of the Office of Human Resources where she works with individuals and teams on the many issues that arise from organizational change.
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