Change in the workplace can be especially difficult. You’ve spent years mastering your craft, building relationships, and learning the ins-and-outs of your company. You know all of the policies and procedures and even figured out all of the software you must use to do your job. Any forthcoming change, small or big, that threatens your performance or job security is sure to drive up the stress levels.
Common examples of workplace changes include managerial and organizational changes, downsizing, new products, new technology, and new office space/business locations. However, smaller-scale changes may also be surprisingly difficult for employees to manage.
Here are five tips that any business owner or manager can use when preparing their employees for change: