Change can be unsettling. Rather than ignoring it, address it directly. It may require retraining or even a Management of Change (MOT) directive. Whether the change involves new personnel members, suppliers, equipment or chemicals, managing it skillfully is essential. It is important that staff members maintain a positive attitude throughout the transition period. If you find yourself in a new, unfamiliar role, consider how you can leverage your skills, experiences and network to make a success of the new position.

Consider how change can prevent you from getting bored or complacent in your role. As you take on a new role, you will probably be spending more time with different people. Still, it is important to stay connected to the people that you have been previously working alongside. At the same time you will need to communicate with others to learn everything you can about your new role. Become good at asking questions, and don’t just assume that you know how a job is done. The only dumb question is the one you don’t ask.

Make a list of all the skills that are required to fulfill your new job requirement. Alongside each skill, write a deadline date for when you will have mastered it.