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Adapting to change at work

Updated on October 20, 2012

Have you ever been working for a company for so long that you have probably gone through many changes, whether you may have liked it or not? I have worked in two jobs and in between those two jobs I have gone through some changes in which I have had to be able to adapt to. Sometimes it is hard to adapt to the new changes because in our mind we want to stick with what we already know. However, the truth of it is that we all have to somehow adapt to the new changes especially at work, no matter how big or small they are.

For us at the library, we are going to go through a big change because we have been using software that some of use are barely getting used to or one that we have seemed to prefer since we have had it for a few years now. I, myself, have used it for five years now, since I have been working that long for the library and have gotten the hang of it. However, like in all jobs changes come and go and now we entering into a new program, one that will require training because it is a totally different program than we are used to at work.

The main director at library has really tried to get us prepared for when this day comes which will be in a few weeks. We had to take a few training courses on the computer to help us understand more of what we were going to do but they were kind of boring in a way, however we all finished them and now we are to practice using one computer that will have a mock program. That is good because that gives us a more time to practice what we learned.

We may not be all the way ready for the new program when it finally starts to get used but it sure will be a great learning process as in most current changes that come. But the most important thing to really do is be open minded about the change and think about it in a positive way. There is always a reason why the companies want to change what they currently had after so many years.

Now comes the hard part in a way, the ability to help patrons understand the reason of the change and especially the new rules that come with this new change. Especially with how they have become used to the rules that we have now. We can only hope that they can learn to adapt to these new rules and know that we have set them up for a reason.

Changes may be hard for both employees or even the public to get accustomed to at first, but we know that once we get used to the new rules and programs that have come in then we will be able to accept the new changes over time.


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    • Dancilla profile image

      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      You are welcome, even now we are adapting to a new change where we work at.

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      Taleb AlDris 5 years ago

      I agree with you.

      As a team leader, I always describe the reason for change. Everybody should now that the change is more challenging for higher level than others. Mostly accepting the change positivity & supporting it will give the employee a high credit, especially, that mostly no reasonable one will pay for a new change (like a new software here) for getting things worse.

      Thanks for sharing your attitude.

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      Priscilla 5 years ago from El Paso

      I hope that they adapt well to our new system software. Thank you for taking the time to read.

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      rhondakate 5 years ago from California

      We just switched over to a new system software in the library where I work. For the first few weeks, it was really slow and seemed to have more problems than improvements. However, almost all the customers who had to wait for a longer time due to the lagging computers were very understanding. Generally the public has adapted well to new changes we've made lately, and I'm thankful for that.