We all know what it feels like to be anxious and unmotivated when it comes to our professional lives, yet even with these feelings, we’re still hesitant about implementing change.
Change can be intimidating, but it can also present much-needed opportunities for growth and development that you wouldn’t experience if you stayed in the same, comfortable and familiar role that you’re in at the moment.
Everyone has different ways of dealing with change, but how can you incorporate change into your everyday working life if the prospect feels overwhelming?
One popular model, the change curve, can be used to help understand the varying stages of personal change and ensure that the correct support can be provided as needed.
The change curve identifies six different stages that people experience when they go through change. These stages are:
– Stage 1: Initial reaction
– Stage 2: Self-criticism when implementing change
– Stage 3: Confusion and doubt
– Stage 4: Acceptance and rationalisation
– Stage 5: Solutions and problem solving
– Stage 6: Normalising the change
As you work through the various stages of the change curve, you’ll start to notice the positive effects of personal and business change and be able to identify at what stage you’re stuck at. Once you know this, you can find the best support to help you successfully transition into the next stage.
Whilst business change may not always be successful, it’s important to take the value of a new experience seriously.