When I lived in China, it was very rural. But over the five years that I lived there, great changes happened. The country went from very rural to the feel of a large city. The average home went from having no ice or refrigeration to almost every home having both. The country went from 25-50 motorcycles for every car on the street to 5-10 motorcycles for every car on the street. I saw incredible change in a short time.
This article is about change in the workplace, being ready for the inevitable??ª?Change! Those that can change will be ready for the future! Those who cannot change will be left behind – unemployable.
NOTE: You must embrace change??ª??you must do things to be a valuable asset to your boss, your job and the company you work for.
Consider These Questions. Honestly ask yourself the following questions:
??ª? Do you like change?
??ª? How do you feel about change?
Most people don??ª?t like change but it needs to happen for us to be successful and for us to remain competitive. These classes will require commitment from you, especially in the area of change. What you learn might go against many things you have been taught. But it is all-important for your growth. These things aren??ª?t hard, but they are difficult! What does difficult mean? It means that it takes guts to accomplish.
Many people feel that changing is not effective because they are ??ª?just one person.??ª? In a recent, hotly-contested local election, one candidate won by just 53 votes. That is a very slim margin and it goes to show that all of us can make a difference. We can and must make a difference! Each of us has the capacity to make change happen. Just like 53 people changed the election, you have the power and ability to change your future.
??ª? We must always be ready for change! We must facilitate change. You can change.
To make a difference, there are basics we must cover first.
For those who are leaders now, to facilitate change in your workplace, you need to make your employees experts in all of the products or services you sell. You need to establish reward systems that foster excellence and you must prepare for excellence.
Some of you are the leaders of the future. You might not be today, but you are a leader in training. We need good leaders. The only way to get there is to learn about change and how to promote it within yourself and in those around you. You need to learn strategies that engage and inspire yourself, your coworkers, and your customers.
For those future leaders, you need to become the expert on all of the products and services you sell. You may even have to create reward systems to reward yourself, if you need motivation. You will learn how to do that here.
??ª?Your greatest opportunity as an employee is in making things??ª??something??ª??anything happen.??ª? ??ª?DCF
Share your change stories with us. We’d love to know how you deal with it.
This tip was taken from Excellence In The Workplace Employee Training Classes by Daniel C. Felsted at The Image Foundry.