From the All Business Website – 10 tips on Managing Change…
Change is a small word that can strike fear in the hearts of many. Yet life is full of change, especially in the business world. While those affected may not always get to decide when change happens, they can learn to manage it.
- Don’t resist
- Find the positive
- Create a list
- Familiarize quickly
- Consider others
- Focus on one change at a time
- Exercise patience with yourself
- Ask productive questions
- Take control
- Don’t get too comfortable
Managing change with peace and confidence is entirely possible. Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be well-equipped to work through any change that life may throw at you, in both your professional and personal lives.
Most people don’t like change. It threatens their sense of control. It provokes fear of the unknown.
Like death and taxes, change is constant. Since it is inevitable, it is best to learn to accept it. Face these new challenges head-on. Focus on how you can make it work for you. You will feel empowered by your renewed sense of control when you stop allowing change to overcome you, and instead make it work for you.
How does change impact your company?
If your company isn’t growing, it is getting smaller. Change is the driver in each direction. If you are growing, you are getting more and more customers. Growth fuels changes in most of your departments – Sales, Marketing, Finance, Customer Support, etc. And, most important is keeping your customers happy.
If you are getting smaller, what are the changes that are allowing that to happen? What can you do to fix the problem? How will you face this new challenge head-on? How can you turn around this change? How can you turn it into a positive?
What has been your experience with managing change?