Change is inevitable in the workplace as it is in almost any phase of the human experience. How you view it depends upon your perspective. If you are a business leader who has decided that change is necessary to your company’s success, you probably see it as a positive shift. If you are an employee who must accept the change or leave, you probably see it as a negative…at least at first.
Change management consulting researchers have found that 75% of those leaders surveyed considered the effect of change on their employees as one of the top two negative pressures on their work force.
If you want to ensure that your employees accept the rationale for change and then adapt to the new situation, you need to effectively communicate the purpose of the change. Be sure that your employees are fully informed about the change so they can make good decisions and that they understand where they can find support going forward. Encourage your managers to empower their employees so they not only adopt the change but they also adapt to it.