They say the only constant thing in life is change – and most employees would agree!
Organisations go through changes for all sorts of reasons… keeping pace with new regulations, downsizing, merging, moving to new premises, bringing in new HR or IT systems.
Communicating well is one of the most important things you can do when managing change. Getting it right will help you keep productivity up and avoid long-term damage to morale and motivation. Your workforce mightn’t welcome a change or agree with it, but if they understand why it needs to happen, have opportunities to ask questions and have the information they need to help them deal with it, they’ll be much more likely to get behind the change rather than pulling against it.