“Generosity is more fun. That’s the key.” Robert Thurman (1941 – ), American scholar and Buddhist monk
Is it really possible to have fun during an organizational change that feels like is turning your world upside down? You bet.
What if – with your effort, your smile or your ear, your supervisory / management / leadership skills, etc. – you focused more on the upside of the change? Giving a smile to someone doesn’t cost a thing. Nor does lending your ear. Nor does writing an email to help someone needing some guidance. We are all informal leaders. Why not tap into that skill set during change and see what happens?
These and other simple actions on your part will result in you finding more come your way. It will. It may not always happen as quickly as you’d like, but it’s the better bet in the long run.
I realize that just smiling does not make change easy all of the sudden. But, it can and will assist you in ways you haven’t even thought of.
Pace your expectations on how fast organizational change will occur. Set a positive example by giving of yourself a bit more. Then. . .enjoy more.