Change in the workplace is something which is inevitable, at any stage of a company’s life.
It could be something small, like where the desks are positioned, or it could be adding new tasks to your workload, or changing the process you’ve been following for months.
Here are ways you should approach any changes you might be facing at work, whatever the scale.
It might feel like you need to argue against any changes straight away, but listen to the changes being proposed. It can take a while for the changes to sink in, when you will understand them more.
Rather than jumping to conclusions or arguments, ask why your employer is making the changes they are. They’ll almost always have a good reason for what they’re doing and it might even make your job easier!
Go away and think about the changes. If you’re still against the changes, write down your reasons why. It will not only help you process, but it will be better to have a well thought out list of reasons.
Your employer is not making these changes to upset you, although it might feel like it. You should have a relationship where you can hold constructive discussions with your employer and talk over both sides.
If you have your own suggestions of how things might work, you can suggest them to your employer. Teams will not work as well without input from each member, and your employer should know this.
Changes in the workplace can be difficult to deal with because it means adapting to a new way of working, while you’ve been perfectly happy with the way you were.
Change can be a good thing though! It might go on to challenge and motivate you more, or it might even make your workload easier.