Leadership Tip

How to ease your employees into change

Change can be scary. But the best leaders smooth over the transition by supporting their teams and advocating for them. To foster this kind of environment, try these three things:

  1. Create a safe space. Individuals should feel comfortable bringing up any conflicts, emotions, and stresses related to the change. In these conversations, give everyone's ideas serious consideration. Be honest, admitting when you've made a mistake or you don't have an answer.
     
  2. Protect your team. Shelter them from interference, stand up for them to get the resources you need, and show courage in sticking up for your people.
     
  3. Manage their workload. Overwhelmed employees will have more trouble handling change. Effective leaders are masters of pacing work. Prioritise tasks to minimise confusion and chaos.

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