Change in the Workplace – Overcoming Resistance to Change

Adriana Girdler

Frustrated by change in your workplace? Use these tips to get through it with a smile Change happens everywhere, but it can be especially difficult …

Frustrated by change in your workplace? Use these tips to get through it with a smile

Change happens everywhere, but it can be especially difficult when it happens at work. The way you react to change is what makes or breaks a positive workplace environment. With over 20 years in the business world, I’ve dealt with my share of changes and have coached many clients through difficult change; I know exactly what you’re going through.

See, it’s very much up to you whether the change is going to be difficult or whether it’s going to be a breeze. Having the right mindset around change is what will get you through it and even allow you to enjoy it.

But how do you do that? I won’t sugar coat the fact that it can be difficult; especially when the frustration builds up, other people are complaining, and it feels a whole lot easier to just hop on board with all the negativity.

In today’s video, we’re going to talk about some actions you can take to achieve a better mindset around change in the workplace and overcome it. We’ll go over:

  • What to do when you have NO say in the change that is happening
  • How to handle the FEAR of change
  • How to turn change into a POSITIVE experience
  • The #1 thing to FOCUS on during change

Change happens all the time, and I love coaching my clients through it because I can see, in the end, how it positively benefited the organization. The companies I work with are especially successful through change when employees are willing to overcome their resistance to the change by following these steps. And guess what?! You can do the same! Success is just around the corner, even amidst change.

With that being said, I think now is a good time for you to CHANGE over to YouTube so you can get all the tips from this video! See you there!


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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