Change is inevitable. Nothing stays the same forever, but it is how you deal with it that counts. Successfully leading your organisation through a period of refinement marks you out as a good manager or leader.
Change in the Workplace
“There are many reasons why your organisation might need to make major changes”, explains Charlotte Gallagher from P3 People Management.
“Perhaps you are introducing a new company-wide software system or relocating to a new office in another area”. Maybe there has been a major reshuffle in the upper echelons of management and jobs are at stake. Whatever the reason, there are good ways and bad ways to handle the transformation”.
Productivity and Profitability
“Good managers are able to guide their team through the change whilst maintaining the status quo”, Charlotte continues. “That way productivity will stay on track at all times”.
Good Communication is the Key
“It is sensible for managers to sit down and talk to employers once there are solid guidelines for the organisational change in place”, add Charlotte. “Workers have a right to know what’s going on and nothing kills morale more than a full-throttle rumour mill working in overdrive”.
“Any change in an organisation has the potential to cause great stress and anxiety to employees. For this reason, it is very important that employers and managers address any concerns about employment insecurity that workers might have”.
“Depending on the reason for the change, whether it is a strategic change or as a result of management directives, there may be some resistance to the proposed changes. And if this is the case, it is essential that you do everything in your power to mitigate problems as they arise”.
“Get workers on board early on”, concludes Charlotte, “and that way change will result in success not failure”.
HR Aspects Magazine would like to thank Charlotte Gallagher for her contribution to this article.
If you are undergoing or proposing any changes in your organisation, please call P3 People Management on 0161 941 2426 or visit p3pm.co.uk