I always find it so amusing when people wring their hands in anguish at the prospect of an impending change at the workplace. Change is seen as something distasteful, something to be feared, for it upsets the sacred calm waters of the status quo. For when those calm waters get stirred, who knows what may happen! Horrors! You might find yourself out of a job next week, or get transferred to some strange new Department to do work you don’t want with people you don’t know.
Stop it. Change is constant, and it’s not just a catchphrase. You’re not even the same person you were a year ago, physically speaking. Every cell in your body a year ago has been replaced, including your bones. The problem , or rather, the perceived problem, or issue or whatever you want to call it, is lethargy, apathy, slothfulness and excessive self-interest. It is symptomatic of a GENTBNAB (Good Enough Not To Be Noticed As Bad) culture and is an indictment on leadership.
Don’t fear change, thrive on it. Learn to live in a refreshing state of dynamic equilibrium.