Change in the workplace is inevitable for a variety of often essential and unavoidable reasons. However, unless change is managed effectively – by both employer and employees – it can have a very negative impact – on both employer and employees.
Change is never easy. The majority of us instinctively want things to remain the way they are. Better the devil you know!
But there’s no avoiding change, so you might as well learn not only how to cope with it but how to thrive on it. In this chapter we’ll deal with how to deal with having change imposed on you. In the next chapter, we’ll discuss imposing change from a management point of view.
Some of the most common reasons for workplace change ...