Weathering Change

Give It Up

The first and probably most important strategy for dealing with change is to let go of the old stuff. Whether it’s a situation, a process, an environment, a team, or whatever, recognize that once change has begun, the old stuff is (mostly or entirely) gone, and will likely never come back.

  • Anger.
  • Confusion.
  • Denial.
  • Fear.
  • Grief.
  • Mental Paralysis.
  • Sadness.
  • Stubbornness.

Anticipate and Prepare

As you give up the old, you may feel the second strategy become more viable. Here, the goal is to build on the foundation of “giving up the old” by looking for replacement elements in the new situation and environment, new processes, new relationships, or whatever seems likely to support comfort and productivity going forward.

  • Anxiety.
  • Cynicism.
  • Depression.
  • Frustration.
  • Resentment.

New Direction and Purpose

The third strategy to apply when change hits is to set up for success. This involves systematizing operations in the new environment, consolidating changes, and resetting procedures and goals for the long haul.

  • Coping
  • Eagerness.
  • High energy.
  • Success
  • Team spirit.

Give It Up

The first and probably most important strategy for dealing with change is to let go of the old stuff. Whether it’s a situation, a process, an environment, a team, or whatever, recognize that once change has begun, the old stuff is (mostly or entirely) gone, and will likely never come back.

  • Anger.
  • Confusion.
  • Denial.
  • Fear.
  • Grief.
  • Mental Paralysis.
  • Sadness.
  • Stubbornness.

Anticipate and Prepare

As you give up the old, you may feel the second strategy become more viable. Here, the goal is to build on the foundation of “giving up the old” by looking for replacement elements in the new situation and environment, new processes, new relationships, or whatever seems likely to support comfort and productivity going forward.

  • Anxiety.
  • Cynicism.
  • Depression.
  • Frustration.
  • Resentment.

New Direction and Purpose

The third strategy to apply when change hits is to set up for success. This involves systematizing operations in the new environment, consolidating changes, and resetting procedures and goals for the long haul.

  • Coping
  • Eagerness.
  • High energy.
  • Success
  • Team spirit.

Give It Up

The first and probably most important strategy for dealing with change is to let go of the old stuff. Whether it’s a situation, a process, an environment, a team, or whatever, recognize that once change has begun, the old stuff is (mostly or entirely) gone, and will likely never come back.

  • Anger.
  • Confusion.
  • Denial.
  • Fear.
  • Grief.
  • Mental Paralysis.
  • Sadness.
  • Stubbornness.

Anticipate and Prepare

As you give up the old, you may feel the second strategy become more viable. Here, the goal is to build on the foundation of “giving up the old” by looking for replacement elements in the new situation and environment, new processes, new relationships, or whatever seems likely to support comfort and productivity going forward.

  • Anxiety.
  • Cynicism.
  • Depression.
  • Frustration.
  • Resentment.

New Direction and Purpose

The third strategy to apply when change hits is to set up for success. This involves systematizing operations in the new environment, consolidating changes, and resetting procedures and goals for the long haul.

  • Coping
  • Eagerness.
  • High energy.
  • Success
  • Team spirit.

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Robert Moskowitz

Robert Moskowitz

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Robert Moskowitz is a successful, award-winning writer and consultant, and the author of “How to Organize Your Work and Your Life.”