We’ve talked about change before in the big, global, life-quaking kind of way. Switching careers. Going to a new company. Starting a family. Moving.
But today, we’re going to address a different kind of change that's specific to the workplace.
Where you’re not moving, changing your life, or pivoting your career by choice. Instead, you’re going about your business one day at work, and suddenly change starts happening to you and around you -- without warning.
These can be little changes, like a new process or a new hire you didn’t expect. Or they can be bigger, like mergers or internal restructuring in responsive to rapid, positive growth.
It’s a bit of a different mental state, because in those moments, it can feel like things that are outside of your control. You were fine with how things were going at work -- or maybe you weren't, but you at least wanted to be consulted on the solution.
The challenge is that even when those changes are good, change, by its very nature, is disruptive. So, your knee-jerk reaction might be one that isn’t totally positive at first.
How to should you handle yourself when moments like that arise? That's the subject of this week's podcast...
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What We Talked About
How we have each handled those well (and not so well) in the past.
The three types of communication that can help you overcome your negative reaction in the face of change.
What to do when you catch yourself spiraling emotionally with your team.
The difference between being disrespectful and providing constructive criticism and feedback.
Understanding and owning that how you react to situations with within your control.
How change has been managed at IMPACT.
Examining the trust relationship between employees and organizations.
Or, you can leave us a comment below!Until next week...
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About Liz Murphy
As IMPACT's content strategist, Liz does more than wrangle commas. With 10+ years of editorial and inbound experience, she's obsessed with innovating ways to create content that's absurdly useful and effective. (She also works with in-house contributors and clients as an editor, strategist, interviewer, coach, and sometimes therapist.)
No matter which hat she wears, her goal is simple -- empower organizations and thought leaders to differentiate themselves and drive measurable results through game-changing content. Liz has worked with organizations across a wide range of industries including cybersecurity and healthcare, to government sales and insurance.
Liz lives in Annapolis, MD with her husband and two dogs. She loves public radio and is also a freelance beer writer and an enthusiastic camper. Finally, she has very aggressive feelings about pineapple on pizza. (It's best not to engage her on that topic.)