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How to embrace the unexpected at work

Embracing change, especially unexpected examples of it, can be difficult at the best of times. While change is a part of life, for many there is an adjustment period that needs to transpire.

Change seldom comes across as natural or easy. Safety is found in normalcy and routine the majority have found comfort in it.

But how can you make it easier to deal with these (sometimes intrusive) changes? Read on to find out more.

Accept that you aren’t omnipotent

One of the first steps to embracing major changes is to come to terms with the idea that you can’t control everything. Acknowledge the changes that are coming and that (most likely) you can’t do much to affect them. After this, it is easier to accept the coming changes and in turn, it will be easier to adapt to them. After all, adapting to change will allow you to develop and grow as a person in the long run.

Be honest about your concerns

Once you come to terms with the change itself and accept that change is just a healthy part of life, it’s a good next step to be upfront about any worries you may have about the change, Look to co-workers and those above you for support, guidance, and/or even instructions on what to do next.

Consider the purpose of such changes and why they were even necessary in the first place. Focus on how they may positively affect your role in the organisation and the work environment as a whole.

Focus on your health

Whether it be mental or physical, it’s important to remember you’re an individual and it’s ok to put your health first. If the change in question isn’t something you think you can cope with then you should bring this up and be honest about whether this is something you can deal with or not.

Set yourself manageable goals to keep yourself on track to dealing with these changes. Even if you can’t manage it yourself, you should feel secure in finding a support system to be better at dealing with these changes and your feelings about them.

Make adjustments where you can

With what’s been discussed so far, it’s easy to believe that you have absolutely no effect on any alterations that have been made. However, this isn’t necessarily true. It is far better to use whatever means you have available to make the transition suit you better than it would be otherwise. This is made easier when you are consciously aware of the changes being made.

In fact, rather than just viewing them as existential modifications being made to your life, it’s important to bear in mind that they could better be viewed as opportunities for growth and development instead.

Ask, re-evaluate, and learn where you can

When a change occurs, you should feel free to ask about what exactly it means for you. Ask the questions you have, especially those relating to you and your co-workers.


It’s a good excuse/opportunity to learn a new skill or take a course anyway. If this change or these changes require something more or different to what you’re used to then you may be required to learn a new skillset. Whether this is true or not, there’s rarely a reason to not take up a new skill and it will usually only benefit you in the long-term and sometimes the short-term too.

Change and the unknown is an inevitable part of life, and this extends to the business world. That’s why it should be acknowledged and respected. If you want to grow as a business, then take this into account. Excelify Solutions embraces change and if you want to learn more then you should feel free to visit our website (https://www.excelifysolutions.com) or email us at contact@excelifysolutions.com.

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