Don't deny that a change is coming or that it will affect you. Sometimes your colleagues will avoid facing up to a change. Because everyone is saying it – it must be true. Since no one person is responsible, we tend to think that someone else is going to sort it out.
- Okay, so there's a new initiative that you don't like,…but maybe this new initiative is absolutely needed,…and maybe you and others are resisting it when actually,…you shouldn't be.…There's a thing called groupthink,…first identified by William White in 1952,…where people deny what's happening to them,…particularly if they're in a group with other people.…People in the group say things like,…that change won't come for ages,…or that change won't affect us.…And because we have others in the same boat,…we all kid ourselves that we're stronger…and that we don't need to worry about whatever change…is on the horizon.…
You can just imagine the annual meeting…of the high street shopkeepers 10 years ago,…or the travel agents, or the estate agents…saying this internet thing is never going to catch on,…we don't need to worry about that.…People will always need to come into an actual shop…to try the clothes on.…People will always need our expertise when they're choosing…a holiday or looking for a house,…we'll be just fine.…
- Why we dislike change
- Planning for change
- Developing mental toughness
- Maximizing your interpersonal skills
- Setting long-term career goals
- Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone
- What to consider if you're thinking of leaving your job
- Building up your network
- How to be low maintenance employee
- Establishing goals and plans with a new boss
- How to deal with a bad boss
Skill Level Beginner
1. Understand and Prepare for Change
4. New Initiatives or Mergers
5. New Roles, Teams, and Location
The benefits of a new role3m 25s
6. New Boss
Next steps1m 25s
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