10 Keys To Managing Change At Work

With more and more organizations restructuring in recent months, employees need to respond to changes accordingly. The possibility of losing a key leadership role in an organization can be stressful, but you can make it easier on yourself with these 10 keys. And remember: do these regularly even if you are employed. I’ve seen too many senior level executives and even a few CEOS unexpectedly nudged out.
Now is not the  time to be complacent. Learn how to play your A-Game in a competitive working environment with these 10 tips.

  1. Take a brutally honest self-assessment. What are your strengths and weaknesses. What skills do you have that may positively or negatively—your transition? What areas need working on? What factors may be holding you back?
  2. Step up your self-care. Major changes are physically and emotionally draining. You need to take care of your mental, physical, and emotional well-being now more than ever.
  3. Be receptive to feedback. What went wrong, or right? What could you have done better? What worked exceptionally well? Be curious and open. Your feedback is only as valuable as the questions you ask and how you frame them. Ask powerful questions.
  4. Develop a laser sharp focus on what you want. What you don’t want should not be occupying your attention. Keep your eye on the bigger picture.
  5. Find support. Since your transition affects your family as well, it may be better to seek the outside support of a leadership performance coach who can guide you in the right direction.
  6. Work on your inner game. Calm your fears and reinforce your sense of hope and happiness. Meditation is a great tool for calming and centering yourself and helping you make great decisions.
  7. Reassure (or avoid) those who are expressing negativity around the change. Environment has an impact on you that can be affect you without you realizing it. Be sure it’s a positive one.
  8. Create your own daily rite of passage. Ceremony and ritual help with all transitions.
  9. Let go of how things were “supposed to be” and accept “how things are.” Cultivate gratitide and appreciation for what is.
  10. Keep perspective and be open to new perspectives. Don’t get stuck in one way of looking at a situation. Remember, flexibility creates freedom and the only constant is change.
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