Do we ever get used to change?

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Building on the theme of the last Kudos blog everyone I meet at the moment seems to be facing some type of change e.g a new IT system, a new job, a new leader or someone key in the organisation hands in their resignation, you discover a health condition you need to manage, something you planned to do is now cancelled…. the list is endless.

How quickly we adapt to changes like these are vital for both our own well being and the organisations or teams we belong too. Change can cause worry and stress but equally it can be the cause of excitement and new challenge.

Some people thrive on change and get bored if things stay the same too long while others love it when everything is predictable, structured and routine. When we talk to people about what motivates them the discussion can go into these two types of reaction and it helps if you recognise which group you belong too.

High performers and those interdependent people, we all strive to be and love to work alongside always have the ability to adapt quickly to changes and embrace new situations.

So if you ever find yourself thinking or saying any of the phrases in the photo above think again. Could you look at the situation differently and maybe the change wont be as difficult as you originally thought. Try it the next time a change comes your way, and it will do very soon !

Finding inspiration as we launch our Job Coaching service!

Welcome to The Kudos Group’s first ever blog!  We hope you’ll keep reading… 

As we are about to launch our new offering –  www.myjobcoach.co.uk – I (Sandra Webber, Director here at Kudos) am thinking about who has inspired me this week in the world of work?  The answer: two people at opposite ends of the career journey!

Person one is a character from a recent programme on a Channel 4 Documentary – Fabulous Fashionistas – who still loved her job and she was 87!  Check out the trailer:

(Full documentary: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/fabulous-fashionistas/4od)

The moral of the story here, to coin a phrase and a familiar hashtag, is – #dosomethingyoulove

The other person I found inspiring, was a young graduate who had secured a job – fresh out of uni.  The job was going well, he loved the team, his manager was good, everything looked perfect until he was called into the office and told that due to financial pressure they were making redundancies! He was understandably devastated; the career he thought he had embarked on came to an abrupt end without any warning.

As I type,  to his credit and with help from a supportive recruitment agency, he is being interviewed for another good role – only 3 working days later!  Fingers crossed he is back in employment soon – and he will have acquired a valuable skill in the process by learning to cope with change.

So here is my reflection on the week and advice to all of you out there looking for your first ever position, promotion, or a career change:  

Find a job you love to do and learn to adapt quickly to change.