Handling change at work is a challenge at the best of times but when it happens quickly or unexpectedly it’s like being thrown a curve ball. Adapting to a new way of doing things can be difficult and often leads to a loss of self-confidence and resilience.
Resilience is the capacity to remain flexible in our thoughts, feelings and behaviours when faced by a life disruption, or extended periods of pressure, so that we emerge from difficulty stronger,wiser, and more able.Carole Pemberton
Some people notice when they don’t feel as resilient as they once did and others need this pointed out to them by someone they trust.
Putting off making decisions in the hope that these will go away or avoiding any form of accountability can mean a lack of self-belief. When you are resilient you believe and trust in yourself that you have the resourcefulness to handle whatever comes your way.
You might be here because you want to find out how to handle change better for yourself or you could be working with people who are in this situation and could benefit from additional support that might be outside of your remit.
Handling change at work takes many forms
Resilience building strategies can make a significant difference to how people cope with change at work. We spend the majority of our lives at work and this impacts everything else we decide to do.
Changes at work include:
- Promotion or not being promoted.
- Moving into a manager role.
- Adjusting to a new line manager.
- Making the transition from being employed to self-employment.
- Re-applying for your role during a re-organisation.
- Voluntary redundancy or retirement.
- Long-term sickness absence and return to work.
- Managing a team of people.
- Improving performance.
- Returning to work after maternity leave.
- Starting in a new role and being on probation.
- Relocating to another country.
I used to think that learning to physically fight back would have helped when I was growing up and being bullied. Now I’ve changed my mind. Having the ability to be flexible and resilient and bounce back stronger each time I was knocked back would have been the difference that made the difference. If only I knew then what I know now!
Feel that you are good enough
How people feel about themselves is at the heart of everything I do because everything starts in the mind. I specialise in showing people how to access their own resourcefulness and use effective resilience building strategies that are tailored for them according to their needs.
Enabling people to feel empowered in order to face down their fears is the key for turning things around and making the changes they want to make in their lives. I know this from my own personal experience.Debra Oakaby
I do this with highest-integrity mind-changing interventions, special personal performance coaching and tuition, and more than 20 years of HR experience working with people in challenging situations in London. This means I can empathise and support people in a variety of situations.
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