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How to Better Manage and Communicate Change

Published Mon Apr 03 2023


Change is difficult, but communicating how processes are evolving is part of a manager’s job. However, managing through transitional periods takes certain skills and considerations. To better accomplish this, first consider why change is so difficult for some people. As humans, we don't like disruption—it makes us uncomfortable when something is novel, especially in our professional lives. A better way to roll out change to team members is to consider the three percent rule or create something by only changing a process, a product, or a perspective by three percent. This might require rethinking and rolling out slower than you'd hoped, but the result will satisfy the need for change while maintaining familiarity. This will go a long way toward embracing and adopting your new idea, which is the goal.

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