Whether it occurs as part of a slow, gradual process, or it happens in one fatal swoop, change in the workplace is a scary but necessary part of working life. Businesses in the past who once relied on a single model to bring them continuing success, are now having to look for alternative ways to stay competitive and cater to a market of increasingly demanding and choosy consumers.
Regardless of whether or not the change is beneficial and necessary, any kind of change can provoke a number of different reactions from those who will be affected by it. Emotions can vary from anger and hostility, to excitement, relief and a genuine acceptance of the change. So whether you’re the enforcer of the change or simply just the receiver, here are a few practical tips on how to deal with change in a positive way.