Staying Focused: Handling Change and Uncertainty in the Workplace


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Today’s workplace is anything but static and predictable. Organizations are struggling to do more with less as they try to keep up with rapidly changing technology and increasing global competition. They grow, downsize, acquire, and merge. They develop new products and drop old ones. They seem to be continually reorganizing and restructuring. CEOs, managers, and colleagues come and go. Policies, procedures, and systems are jettisoned in favor of new ones. Employees change jobs, join new teams, and take on new responsibilities. These changes can be challenging, but they are necessary for today’s organizations to succeed.

In fact, it often seems as if the only thing you can count on in today’s work environment is that things will change. Yet according to noted psychologist Dr. Tamar Chansky, changes at work are among the top life stressors that you can experience. That stress can have negative consequences for your health, your career, and your relationships.

You can’t avoid change, but you can control your response, and that response can have a profound effect on your own ability to succeed. In this course, you will learn how to handle change in a positive way so that you can make the most of the opportunities it may offer. You’ll discover how a positive response to change and uncertainty will make you a more valuable employee, increase your skills and self-confidence, reduce your stress level, and help you advance your career.

Estimated Time: 3 hours

Course Objectives

Successful completion of this course will increase your ability to:

  • Recognize and understand typical responses to change and uncertainty.
  • Understand the importance of a positive attitude and a flexible approach to change.
  • Identify strategies for maintaining focus and composure during periods of change.

Key Topics Covered

This course explores the following subjects in depth:

  • The stages of the typical change cycle and the responses to change at each stage.
  • How a positive attitude, flexibility, and adaptability contribute to successful change.
  • How to evaluate your feelings and learn more about the change so that you can look at it objectively.
  • How to find the risks and opportunities in change.
  • Strategies for determining what actions and resources will help you make the most of change.
Code: C1250SP
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