How to survive a major management change in your workplace?
It’s just another day at work. You’re feeling good after finishing some challenging tasks and you’re finally feeling comfortable in your role at the company you’re working at. This is bringing you excitement and you want everything to stay just the way it is at this moment.
Then, it happens: a meeting is called and management changes in your company are happening. You don’t know how to feel about it. Is it good? Is it bad?
The fear of change takes place. A minute ago, you just wanted everything to stay the same. Well, buckle up! It’s time to face the changes and try to understand the fact that building a company takes more than a boss, it takes a whole system of people working together and bringing their best to not fall from the pyramid.
Your day-to-day work might change as people in your office are shifting around or a business strategy takes a turn. Change could break the routine of your company, but change initiatives are usually intended for a positive organizational development. And, to tell the truth, with your company growing and a lot of people joining the team, you should have seen this coming.
Anyway, managerial change in companies happens for the best and for all. So, there is no point in trying to resist change. A resistance effort is futile, but readiness for change can prove invaluable for employees.
Being a part of a team that works hard to achieve great results and provide customers appreciable services, you should understand that changes come all the way and there is no way to stop them. Instead, you should become a part of it and give an effort to this process.
How to deal with changes in the company?
Here are some tips we want to share based on our own experience at Kutia:
- Define the change
Take a moment and think about things you want to change in your workplace. This can be a chance for you to see a positive side in this process. Even though you are used to your work routine, change doesn’t necessarily mean you have to let everything go. It can be a chance for you to start something new and have an open mind about this. That’s why, we should first define the change that is happening. Is it something good? Is it something bad? Are there some things that you want to change and some things that you want to keep the same? Once you gave it a thought, express your ideas and proposals with your teammates and team leaders.
- Focus on your work
Change is essential for businesses to grow, expand, and thrive. However, it is a process that steals attention. Instead of focusing on it, take the time to concentrate on your work. If you are giving your best at it, you don’t have to worry about this process at all. Practictically, the purpose of this process is to actually have everyone do their job. No need to worry about matters that don’t impact your work.
- Make a plan
The best way to predict everything that might go wrong is to have a plan. Planning is a key step to succeed at your job. Set up your goals, things you have to do first, then define your monthly goals and given tasks.
- Listen & Learn
You are going to have a lot of questions, ideas, feelings, and emotions. It is important to actively listen in order to express these concerns, validate them, and address them as clearly and frankly as possible. All changes come with the risk of the unknown, uncertainty, and other potential challenges. It is important that companies are upfront about the challenges that may be faced. Even if those challenges have not been fully identified and planned for, it is a good move to try and discuss the potential challenges, the range of those challenges, and what the company is doing or will do to address them.