Employees generally hate change. Whether it's a merger or restructuring, or a simple change in the color of the office, studies show that staff members and even managers resist.
The reactions may seem irrational but change can suggest an invasion of turf. Some employees feel it lowers their status or eliminates privileges. They might also worry that new procedures or equipment make it more difficult to do the same tasks or increase their workloads.
And above all, staff members fret about job security. Organizational changes or a new boss may suggest to some that they'll lose their jobs.
Here are six keys to harmony and resilience during transitions:
In return for a little planning and discussion, you'll gain focused, productive and healthy employees with fewer negative responses to the change.
"I am convinced that if the rate of change inside an organization is less than the rate of change outside, the end is in sight." -- Jack Welch, Retired CEO of General Electric
Whatever changes your company is planning, it is critical to gain the trust and cooperation of everyone affected.
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