The main objective of this session is to help you cope well with workplace change. By the time the session is over, you should be able to understand the nature of workplace change and how it affects you; identify the stages of change; develop resilience; use coping skills to deal effectively with workplace change; take care of your health in times of change; and capitalize on opportunities for career growth resulting from workplace change.
Why “Dealing with Workplace Change: What Employees Need to Know” Matters:
Organizations that do not embrace and manage change cannot remain competitive, profitable, and successful. Most of us, however, are somewhat uncomfortable with change. Change brings uncertainty. The future looks as if it’s out of our control. Change involves a loss of the comfortable and the familiar, and it requires that an effort be made—sometimes a considerable effort—to learn and adjust to a new way of doing things. But since workplace change can’t be avoided, it has to be dealt with effectively. You need to understand the factors that drive workplace change, how it might affect you, and how you can make transitions successfully so that you can profit from change.
- Workplace change is inevitable and necessary.
- It can also be difficult and stressful, which means you need to develop resilience and coping skills to manage it effectively.
- As you navigate the stages of workplace change, remember that change often results in improvements and opportunities for growth.
- If you approach change with a positive attitude, you can deal with it successfully and benefit from the experience.