Major changes are difficult for anyone to adapt to, especially when those changes are job related. When a company, whether large or small, faces restructuring, new management, a buyout, or new ownership, it affects every employee on every level. Job insecurity and emotions run high, and those can have a big impact on production and company morale.
This is an inescapable business reality regardless of whether the company is in Shanghai, Paris, Berlin, or Wollongong. Coaching and mentoring services are available, however, to step in and provide the essential employee and management support needed to help any company successfully work through a stressful transition.
It is critical for any business to create a road map in order to effectively navigate major changes. When you consult with a coaching and mentoring service ahead of time, they will help you develop a clear, concise vision to ensure the most productive, successful transition possible. And, they will assist you and your employees every step of the way by applying tools and techniques, including one-on-one training, individual and group coaching sessions, and unwavering support toward the end goal of positive acclimation to the new working environment.
During the transition, perhaps one of the most significant services a mentor can provide is that of a confidante, of sorts. An upper management employee, for example, may have difficulty steering through the changes, but may not have anyone he or she can turn to for support. A mentor will take time to listen to him or her in a confidential environment, and then offer support and constructive feedback so that the management member becomes empowered, having been heard, and motivated by the fresh perspective offered by the mentor.
Every business faces changes at one time or another. The success of the transition depends, of course, on each employee’s commitment to the change. However, when anxiety and insecurity come into play after you’ve announced, for example, that the business is moving from Perth to Wollongong, coaching and mentoring services can provide your staff the skills and support they need to make the move as seamless as possible.