Change Management Fundamental Basics “Gangnam THE ROCK Style” – Part 17
Christiano will learn over time that abnormal, irrational, illogical and/ or peculiar thoughts and behaviours on the part of employees during periods of change will most likely require professional assistance for which there is no shame as generally a distress call for help that is not a game.
In my opinion, many organizations underestimate the need for “Organizational Behaviour Psychologists” to be provided to employees during periods of change on an as needed basis.
It is important for organizations to acknowledge that when there are material and significant changes occurring within an organization, this will tend to take many employees out of their comfort zone and into the uncomfortable world of the unknown.
Human tendency is to feel discomfort during periods of change because there is a sense of loss of control when one enters into the world of the unknown. Regardless of whether this discomfort is reality or perception, this discomfort can create abnormal, irrational, illogical and/ or peculiar thoughts and behaviours on the part of employees.
Therefore, it is critical that organizations provide their employees with access to Organizational Behaviour Psychologists during periods of change to facilitate their employees’ abilities to manage any adverse impacts, feelings or emotions arising during such periods of change.
Generally, this type of assistance should be provided to employees free of charge with complete respect of Confidentiality, as the goal is to assist employees during their moment of need in order to quickly stop any psychological or emotional bleeds.
Furthermore, organizations should encourage their employees to utilize these services when they are uncertain about appropriate judgement and/ or actions during any unusual circumstances arising during periods of change due to a departure from the status quo comfort zone.
This is precisely why our society has highly educated and talented Organizational Behaviour Psychologists trained in this particular domain such that there is no shame in seeking professional assistance when within ones core there is some sort of feeling of resistance or sore.
In summary, I refer to “Change Management Gangnam THE ROCK Style” as the belief that employees may require professional assistance during moments of need in order to quickly stop any psychological or emotional bleeds.