Many of us don’t like change.
You would think that most people would welcome a break in their work routine. However, when changes occur in an organization, even if they benefit you, l think most of us get a little resistant.
My question is, why do we feel this way?
Here are a few theories I think might explain why we’re resistant to change at work.
- You may think it could affect your position or career path
- You may think it will throw off your department’s dynamic or corporate culture
- You may think something you have been doing is wrong if things are changing
- You may think it undermines your own skills and potential
Although these are valid concerns, it’s also important to understand that nothing stays the same within a company. Whether it’s doing really well or really poorly, all organizations are subject to change, and you have to be dynamic enough to deal with that. If you’re not, your employment status could also change.
As much as you want to resist it, embrace it because it could make your job easier just as much as you think it could make it harder. All you have to do is give change a chance.