How To Face And Manage Big Changes To Your Company or Department Situation.
Recently our company had a big change in top management. Our big boss and some key leaders have left, which has been a big shock to the company. We don’t know who will be the next head or how he may influence our company. With so much uncertainty, people don’t know what to do, especially if things will change once the new big boss comes in. During this time, what should I do?
The last thing you should do is to sit around and worry about what might happen next. In such a wait and see situation like the one you’re facing, there’s not much you can do to impact the overall situation you’re in. In your case, the company needs to find a new head, so the future of your company’s situation will come and reveal itself soon enough. So there’s no point in worrying about what’s going to happen because, no matter what, you have no influence or say in what the new situation will be. It’s for others to determine who will be the next head and how he will influence the company.
Rather than focus on an overall situation that’s beyond your control, I’d I recommend that you focus your attention on the things you can control during this time. While the top management is changing and current situation is uncertain, I doubt that the company’s basic business model and key success factors will change. So there are many things that you can use this time to improve or build that will put you in a position to be more successful once the situation becomes clearer and picks up again.
For instance, you can go out and build relationships that are going to be helpful to your job, talk to people in your industry to increase your market knowledge, research potential opportunities worth pursuing, or improve a key skill or expertise that’s related to your job. Anything you do that’s in line with performing your job better and what your company does is going to benefit you and your company. When the new big boss comes in and the business starts moving forward again, you’ll have more resources, contacts, expertise, and information to be successful at your job and in whatever new situation that appears.