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Change is inevitable and we’ve seen a lot of it over the past few months. The pandemic didn’t just affect us socially; it transformed how we work. Remote working isn’t just a ‘sometimes’ option. Work had to be done online, in the comfort and safety of our own homes.
And through this, personalities have been more obvious than ever. Some people thrive working alone and have seen an increase in productivity. Others, on the other hand, yearn for the structure the office creates.
Which camp do your team fall into? The Tick personality profiling tool can help you better understand the dynamics of your team.
See, to keep your workplace running effectively, there are things you can do to help your employees cope with changes. It doesn’t matter whether they’re at the top of their career or have recently joined the team, we can’t ignore the importance of personalities and how they relate to coping with change.
5 tips for overcoming change
Here are five tips to help your team embrace change, not fight it.
- Acknowledge change: The best thing to do is actually acknowledge that it’s happening. Recognise and accept it, so you can manage it. Yes, Zoom meetings are a thing.
- Face fears: Change, the unknown, can be scary. Encourage your people to take some time out. Write down their fears and talk about it as a group. Get it all out there in the open and work through it, together. But first, make sure you understand which Tick bird type group each person falls into.
- Replace the negative with the positive: Don’t let your staff ruminate over negative thoughts in their head. Walk them through replacing their fears with positive thoughts. Ask them to describe what they see to be the negative aspects of the change and the impact it has on their lives. There could be a lot going on underneath the surface (which is exactly why knowing how they tick is critical so you can spot it).
- Be part of the change: Let your staff be part of the new way of working. Encourage them to welcome change as an opportunity, not a threat. Use the personality results to adjust the team structure, so you’re attributing the right tasks and projects to their personalities. For example, your sweet Doves adore the companionship, whereas your Owls are more withdrawn and quieter.
- Communicate, communicate, communicate: Positive change, can only work if people engage with each other. What makes change scary is the unknown, so create the space to encourage active dialogue.
Change could mean losing a co-worker or potentially a project that your staff really cares about. Help settle these waves of thoughts, by following these suggestions. The most important takeaway is to know the needs of your people, on an intrinsic level. Use Tick’s personality profiling tool to discover what bird type they are. It’ll give you a lot of the answers you need to lead the team through changes.
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