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Eight Tips to Help You Adapt to Continuous Change

September 2, 2012

Are you getting fed up or frustrated with continuous change?

Do you just want the world to stop, however briefly, to let you get a breather?

Have you thought about how to deal with the urgency mindset in your workplace?

Here are eight tips to help you adapt.



Tip #1
Learn along the way. Don’t wait for perfection (or getting it right) before moving forward. Learn from your mistakes.


Tip #2

Go for quick wins to build and maintain momentum, but keep your eye on the big picture.


Tip #3

Maintain a sense of urgency to keep everyone on their toes. Ask your co-workers: “How are we doing; how can we do better?”


Tip #4

Remember that you’re never “there.” Having a personal vision is your roadmap to keeping you on the right path.


Tip #5

Share what you learn. New knowledge enhances an organization’s ability to thrive in a changing economy.


Tip #6

Change is about people and how they not only adapt to circumstances but how they create their future together. If you’re in a leadership position, engage all of your people.


Tip #7

Adopt a high-tech, high-touch approach when you’re dealing with technology. Ensure that technology serves the organization and that people are not serving technology.


Tip #8

When in doubt, take a deep breath and plunge ahead.

Remember, the sun always rises.


Be open to outcome, not attached to it.

Angeles Arrien


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2012 5:10 pm

    My first boss in the federal government in 1982 operated on the basis of hoarding information and keeping his team in the dark. It was his way of amassing information and maintaining power. Managers like this, especially in today’s world, whether in business or government, should be quickly shown the door if they engage in this type of behavior. Thanks for stopping by to share a comment, Susan.

  2. September 3, 2012 4:32 pm

    Great tips, Jim, especially #6 about engaging all people. It’s amazing how many of these tips are ignored by managers.

    I once worked in a company where #5, “share what you learn,” was the opposite of what the business owner and his managers did. They kept crucial information to themselves, thinking this gave them more power and a feeling of superiority over those who weren’t in the know. That made for a cutthroat environment in which everyone looked out for himself and positioned the company’s and its customers’ best interests secondary.

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