Managing Change

September 13, 2012 - News And Blog - Post by: ISSL - Comments Off on Managing Change

Are you feeling battered and bruised by change in the workplace?
Due to the economic situation, many companies have had to downsize or restructure their workforce recently and may be feeling a little battered and bruised as they try to rebuild. The bottom line if we’re honest is; nobody like’s change; it scares and upsets us because we move into unfamiliar territory where fear, doubt and uncertainty creep in.

So how do we handle it?
To eliminate fear, doubt and uncertainty in others, we first have to understand from their perspective. What does it feel like to be them? How do they see the world? What are they saying to themselves?

Rapport – By listening and understanding at a deeper level we start to develop empathy, openness trust and respect. Communication improves and conversations become real. Without rapport it can feel like we are banging our heads against a brick wall!

Attitude – When we trust one and another, it’s more likely that we’re honest about how we really think and feel. As a result attitudes and behaviours change!

Motivation – When we understand how others are feeling, it becomes easier to recognise what motivates them. By constantly building and maintaining rapport and communication, we can begin to build and share a clearer vision with less chance of misunderstandings.

Potential – When we are all moving in the same direction and we have a shared understanding and purpose, we quickly start to achieve our goals and realise our potential. This then leads to open up new options and new possibilities and growth is inevitable!

For more info on how The RAMP workshop can help your organisation Manage Change contact Imelda or Michael at IMS Coaching for a free initial consultation.

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