Leading in transformation processes
Challenges for managers in times of change
Companies and organizations are continuously exposed to change. Communicating these changes is one of the central and most challenging responsibilities of managers. It is not uncommon for managers to encounter fear, uncertainty or anger among team members, which manifests itself in active or passive resistance. Most people prefer the known and familiar. Changes turn habits and well-rehearsed processes upside down. Employees are quick to ask themselves why the change is necessary and what the consequences will be. As a manager, it is therefore helpful to prepare specifically for possible resistance and to help employees cope well with any changes.
Needs during times of change
There are various reasons why resistance can arise among employees. Frequently, it is fears and insecurities that lead to resistance. In order to guide your own team members well through processes of change, it is helpful to address the following basic needs: