Change can affect employees’ mental health

When you hear the term “change management,” what thought comes to mind — positive or negative? If you Google change management, you’ll find more than 70 million results — evidence that there are many points of view on this topic. The concept of change management originated from behavioural and social science, information technology and business. As a result, there’s no single, accepted best practice. Every organization is left to determine how it will implement change. The reasons organizations make change vary from macroeconomics trends, new technology, competitive dynamics, operational inefficiency, financial issues and HR policies in response to new legislation. Most organizations are going through some form of change, whether minor, medium or major. It’s not unusual for an organization to have more than one change initiative happening at a time.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.