How to overcome common obstacles encountered during change

Here are seven challenges you might meet—and sound communication advice to conquer them.  

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Workplace change is a constant these days.

Between acquisitions, leadership shakeups, evolving strategies and benefits cuts,

effective employee communication is essential. However, you have many obstacles to overcome.

The good news? All communication challenges can be conquered. Here are seven scenarios you could face during change and the advice we use to tackle each:

1. You’re in a time crunch to get communication ready.

Even when timing is tight, it’s important to have a well-thought-out plan in place. It will help you prioritize tasks and ensure you’re reaching the right audiences. You don’t have to spend months on a plan for it to be effective. Here are the key components of a successful communication strategy:

2. The rumor mill is on overdrive.

Combat speculation and gossip with change champions. These advocates are chosen from across the company to learn about what’s happening and share key information with employees in their areas.

They will help you:

3. Leaders are inconsistently sharing information.

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