The only constant in life is change. Words of Rachel Wolchin, “if we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” So, change is a must and being stagnant is not for us. With that being said, to help someone embrace change especially in the organization I believe it is to let them know that getting better/ahead is not by chance, but by change. In fact, to embrace change can be hard in it’s initial stage, but to be forced by change to change will even be harder. As Jack Welch said, “Change before you have to.”
So how do we help others to embrace change:
Helping people to embrace change is to educate them on the value of embracing change, because it’s constant and how important their effort will be on putting their best foot forward to make things work.
Another way to help people embrace change is to empower them. They can be empowered by the inquiring about their well-being, being appreciative of their effort and identifying with them. If people feel left out especially in the time of change they’ll lose the drive to put their best foot forward. Through empowerment they will feel appreciated and in turn more compel to accept the change.
In an organization the leader should engage in the process of the change and not stay to one side and give command. When the leaders are involved with the process they can exemplify their positive outlook on the change that will be taken place in the organization through their enthusiasm. If the leaders can be enthused about change the others will feel more compel to embrace change.
You can also help people to embrace change by energizing their thoughts. That is, talking about the positive impact that change can bring to the table. When you energize their thoughts you’ll get them to focus on the positive that can come from the change. Furthermore, through positive focus they’ll be more apt to embrace change that facilitates personal growth.
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