Have you ever been on a team that was restructured? Or in the middle of a project that needed to pivot significantly. Maybe that’s where you are now, and you’re wondering…
What’s going to happen? Is all my work now for nothing?
How will I stay motivated?
What should I do when my project or team changes?
Change isn’t always a bad thing, but uncertainty causes stress for many people. Each person’s context is unique, but this article will help you by providing a checklist to assess your situation and questions to ask your leader. I’ll end with some thoughts and reflection questions as you chart your next steps.
At this point, you are probably still looking for more clarity, and a natural place to start is with your leader.
Here are three simple questions your leader should already be answering during a transition. But if they aren’t proactively communicating, you can ask these questions.
During a change, information cascades down, providing new details daily. So just because you’ve asked these questions once, don’t hesitate to ask them again. Navigating a change is like all the minor adjustments you make to a steering wheel when driving. You’re always observing and adjusting.
Just because you aren’t the leader doesn’t mean you can’t lead up amid change. Here are three ways you can lead up.
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