When Workplace Change Is Unwelcome
Organizational change is rarely enthusiastically welcomed in the workplace. Employees are apt to feel threatened and worried about their job security and possible lack of skills to perform in the new environment. Good change leaders and managers recognize the need to overcommunicate with employees during times of change and follow change communication best practices.
Unfortunately, employees consistently report that they’re not getting the information they want or need during times of change.
The Right Information
That doesn’t mean you should bury employees with a pile of confusing “corporate speak.” The information you communicate should be meaningful and relevant to your employees’ concerns.
Five Key Elements for Effective Change Communication Best Practices
Shared by our microlearning experts, a study of companies undergoing major restructuring found that the most successful communications efforts had five elements in common. Use this list of change communication best practices as a guide to make sure you’re saying the right things in the right way during change:
The Bottom Line
Change is a constant in today’s workplace. Those managers who know how to communicate change most effectively will see the least disruption on their teams and in their productivity. Are your managers prepped to handle change communication with skill and understanding?
To learn more about how to communicate change to stakeholders, download The Science-Backed Way leaders Should View Change Leadership Communications
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