Greetings of the Season!
As the holiday season approaches (or is already upon us), we look forward to lots of fun activities, family get togethers, some time off...as well as stress, lack of motivation at work (or in general), anxiety....sounds a lot like what happens when we are implementing change in an organization - doesn't it?
So my question for everyone is how do you deal with the emotional and psychological aspects of change for yourself and your team members (both current and new)? How do you cope with stress, uncertainty, resistance, or loss of motivation?
My hope is we gather a helpful list of sound advice, tips & tricks, etc. - which could benefit us personally during the holiday season, and when driving change in an organization - especially M&A (like bringing two long-lost families together for the first time)!
ACMP Texas had a presentation yesterday 12/5 on this very topic - stress. Here's the link to the recording - Navigating Stress in a World of Change.
Thanks for sharing Angela! Some great tips and insight here, never knew there was a name for the "good" stress.
Right? Me either.
Thanks for sharing @angela middleton. I'll be sure to check it out.
Thanks for sharing@Dawn Feltner. Great questions! Sometimes we just really need to stop and breathe. The book Free to Focus says "To truly start, you must stop." IL dolce far niente/Sweet idleness. The book also talks about efficiency vs productivity: it's not about getting more things done, It's about getting the right things done. And lastly, creativity happens when you're in a relaxed state / doing nothing. Think about those light bulb ideas that happen in the shower or during a long drive. The ability to pause is a competitive advantage!
@Marie Medina you are so spot on "it's not about getting more things done, It's about getting the right things done"!
I highly recommend the book "Free to Focus" (by Michael S. Hyatt) to anyone - especially to those who are "round-the-clock-workaholics". It was an absolute game changer for me and certainly helped me in managing my workload in a much more efficient way.
Thanks@Gloria Archer! It's such a great book. I'm listening to it again as a reminder. It's been quite a busy quarter.🥵 Trying to take a step back to reevaluate, in order to take a step forward.
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