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Five Tips to Embracing Change in the Workplace:

May 26, 2016 8:30:56 AM / by Kayla Schneider

SafeSplash_Career.jpgChange is inevitable, especially in the workplace. Acknowledging that fact and embracing it will help you learn to become a better, more adaptable employee when staring change in the face.  The SafeSplash Brand has seen a lot of growth in the past year, so we are learning a lot about how to handle change! Read on for our top five tips:

  • Remain Adaptable: If you think your office atmosphere won’t change, think again. Change can and will happen at some point in your career, and remaining adaptable will allow you to have a better attitude about that change whenever it comes. You may simply be asked to learn a new skill to help with your business’s growth, or take on an entirely new role within your organization. Be flexible and jump on the opportunity to learn new skills rather than dread the change and stay stuck in your old ways.  Employers appreciate and value employees that can show flexibility and adaptability in their roles and responsibilities.
  • Keep a Positive Attitude: Change can naturally be frustrating, as it takes you out of your current comfort zone and tosses you into something unknown. On top of that, more and more often employees are required to accomplish more with less.  Regardless of what you are facing, you have complete control on how you handle the task at hand. Seeking the positive in situations you face can help you reach your goals faster, in addition to creating a better work environment with your coworkers.
  • Maintain Solid Communication: Whether experiencing a small change within your office, or going through a company merger, communication is key. Keep a list of people that you should be communicating with regarding the change in your workplace, and communicate often. If you are unsure about something, never assume. Simply call or email your coworkers to keep everyone on the same page. This will ensure you reach your goals quickly and efficiently.
  • Motivate Yourself: Learning a new skill or adjusting to an entirely different position? You may find yourself struggling with the changes. Focus on what your end goals are, and picture how great it will feel once you have accomplished the challenge you are facing. Take the time to create smaller, reachable goals that will create stepping stones toward your overall goal. Or, when starting your day, get organized and create a timeline you can stay focused on throughout your day to accomplish your tasks at hand.
  • Celebrate Accomplishments: Take the time to celebrate and acknowledge your accomplishments as you transition through new changes in your workplace. Appreciate how you handled and adjusted to the challenges or changes you faced, and find ways you can take what you learned and apply it to future situations that could arise down the road.

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Tags: Career Change, Adaptable Employee, Accomplishments

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