It’s new a year, and with it comes change. If your office is undergoing changes right now, your employees may be in a period of adjustment. Here are a few ways you can help your team deal with any changes they’re facing…
Open up: Don’t keep your employees in the dark. Be open about any changes that are occurring and the reasons that they’re happening. Lay out your vision and help your team see how the changes will benefit the company.
Put people in the right place: When implementing new ideas, assign tasks that will be good fits for each member of your team. Help them understand the value of their new role and its effect on the team. Make sure they know how vital they are to the overall success of the company.
Make adjustments: Things don’t always work out perfectly when change occurs. Make sure you’re getting feedback from your team about the way things are going. You may need to make a few tweaks from time to time, and that’s perfectly normal. Just don’t make the mistake of assuming a plan is perfect.
Let go: Give your staff the authority to keep the machine running without you. This will let your team know that you trust them and help them take ownership in the new system.
Be around: Make sure you’re available if your team has issues they need help with. Anytime change occurs, there can be an adjustment period. Help your team adjust by following up with each team member individually, and work with them to overcome any obstacles they may come across.