Let’s face it, modern employees prefer to avoid situations that does not allow them to work in their own space. Because, it automatically increases stress and discourages them to resist changes at workplace.
1- Adapt casual communication work environment
In today’s modern work environment, it does not take time for employees to lose motivation when they are not allowed to work in a way they always do. Offering them an ability to perform tasks in their own ways, is the foremost thing you need to consider at your workplace. Adapting a casual communication work culture, will make your employees feel free to express their thoughts without fear of losing their jobs. And, loss of job is one of the major reasons why employees resist changes at workplace.
2- Assign specific tasks that will encourage them to contribute towards changes
Another major factor why employees resist changes at workplace, is lack of knowledge about the value of those changes and how will it benefit them professionally as well as personally. The best way, is to assign small tasks relevant to changes, on a daily basis. This will encourage them to happily engage themselves with those changes. For instance, you expect daily report from your employees before they leave, however many resist to adapt such changes. Therefore, in such cases you need to enlighten the importance of the value and how can they benefit from the changes. Making the purpose clear in the most simplest way, will encourage employees to adapt changes, quickly .
3- Allow easy-to-use and access communication tool
Last, but the most important factor why employees are finding it difficult to adapt changes, is miscommunication. If they are not involved or educated about changes, will undoubtedly be misinterpreted. The smart to overcome this challenge, is to adopt a cloud-based collaboration system at your workplace. Having this in place, you can easily keep employees informed of changes at workplace. Allowing employees an easy-to-use and anytime accessible communication tool, they can have an influence on the changes in the most effective way.
Encouraging employees to adapt changes, is critical to achieving the results of any major business transformation.
Practicing the above strategies will help you stack the odds of winning in your favor. Godspeed!