How to Manage Change Effectively
We all know navigating change successfully can be tricky at times. In fact, if we allow it to overwhelm us it can be frustrating and disheartening. However if you are smart about it you can learn to manage at least the response to it. Here are a few tips I have been talking to my teams about lately since change is a constant.
Accept Change as a fact of life!
Our inbox is never empty, and once we learn that new technology that IT placed in front of us, we have to learn a new better one. Face it our world is changing at the speed of light so just accept it.
Commit to always be learning!
They say if change is constant then learning must be continuous. As long as you are constantly learning it will help you at least feel like you’re moving with the ever changing worlds we live in. You will feel better if you commit a lifelong of learning.
Get Healthy – (one I fail at constantly but need to change)
Change, even if its positive change is stressful, I have been trying to get healthy for years but have failed to change my eating habits, and have not gotten proper exercise and now my doctor is telling me I need to. Take my advice don’t wait till that happens. If you only accept change in the workplace you are missing the boat.
Change can be an opportunity
If you change your attitude about change that is the best management advice I can give. I have said before I will take Attitude over Aptitude any day. Instead of digging and resisting the changes, Allow yourself to embrace it and see where it takes you.
Have a Strong Network of Support
Just like anything in life, some changes require you to lean on others for emotional support and advice. Have that network and use it.
Talk to God
In my experience the only thing that is constant in life is God. God is the same every day, period. God has given us the best gift ever, unconditional love no matter what happens, embrace it.
Have a Blessed Day!!
This blog was first published on LinkedIn