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Changes often occur within organizations and these changes allow them to grow as an organization—becoming more profitable, efficient, reduce costs, etc. As beneficial as these changes may be, management can run into issues when implementing change. As a change agent, it’s the manager’s duty to oversee this process and ideally prevent any issues or ensure that if issues arise, that they are handled promptly. By engaging and motivating employees, and gaining their support it helps a project succeed because they feel a vested interest in the change.This is important to note because if an employee doesn’t feel comfortable with the changes or they push back it could hinder the adoption of a change. A wise man once told me that people support a world they help create, so it’s important to have employees feel a part of the process.
Managers and mentors need to place themselves in the shoes of their employees and colleagues… how would you react to a changing workplace? By looking on the other side of the table, they are able to envision issues and predict performance for the future.