Change. You can’t live with it and you can’t live without it. Kind of like your smartphone, laptop, parents, spouses, children. . . well you get the point.
However in the workplace you do have to live with change. Changes can include a new technology, a new business process, a reorganization, budget cuts, and so much more. If you are an effective technology manager you need to understand the impact of any change on your staff and how to manage that change. It isn’t easy, especially when there is a lot of resistant. It requires constant communication, patience and time. All things that are in short supply in our busy world.
No need to panic though – I just googled “managing change” and got around 22 million hits. There is a lot of help out there. You just have to take the time to do your research and practice what you learn. I believe technology managers owe it to their employees to be the best change manager they can be. Don’t you?