Already this year, I have talked to many people in the workplace who are experiencing all kinds of changes; everything from company mergers and acquisitions (the biggest one) to job changes, project restructuring, getting a new supervisor to personal change.
I have been speaking and writing about change for 25+ years. It is one of my favorite topics to speak on because everyone has to deal with change personally and professionally. I like to speak about change because I can relate to numerous types of changes and have learned to make change work for me, especially when it is a change I don’t want.
Change is a part of life. You cannot afford to not embrace change. If you don’t learn to manage it, you will be swallowed up by the wave of change. Below, I have listed many of the strategies I have used for decades to thrive on change. You may find that some strategies work better than others depending on the particular situation. [Read more…]