Thursday, January 17, 2008

Coping with Change

We interrupt our (semi) regular blog entry to bring you some thoughts on change. I mentioned that I was dealing with a reorganization a few months back. Before that I had the good fortune of being in a totally stable environment for 6 years, which if you've been at this professionally for any length of time, you know is practically unheard of in business. As a result some of our younger staff members are having a bit of trouble coping with the changes that a reorganization invariably brings.
Ch-ch-changes
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time
- David Bowie
For me the change has meant watching new folks move in while most of my co-workers moved out, then moving down to be with most of my old co-workers, knowing that the changes are not complete and that I may find myself moving back or someplace completely different at any given time. For those of you who are fairly new to the business world, change is to be expected. Keep your head down, watch your back, work hard, don't take it personally, and you'll come through it fine. For those of us who've seen change before, don't forget to encourage and comfort your co-workers who have not been through it before. (at least the one's you want to keep.)

posted by Luis

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