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Change is a word we are all slightly intimidated by, in all aspects of our lives. We are creatures of habit and therefore find change unsettling and sometimes unappealing.

However we should all be doing the complete opposite and embrace change as it is a positive and not a negative.

For example if you don’t like something or how it is done, change it, instead of being negative about how much you dislike something – we all have the power to change.

This change could be a simple concept, process or attitude, the change could be within – how you can change your outlook or how you can change the way you deal with certain people.

The changes you make can be as big or small as you want them to be, if you hate your house – move, if you hate your job – get a new one.

In the workplace, changes compel individuals to think in new and exciting ways. Creative thinking benefits the workplace with the development of many innovations and ideas that can be utilised to keep the company fluid, exciting and fruitful. A monotonous job bores employees who need to be given variety to excel.

Change often provides the refreshment a worker needs to refocus his/her energy and increase his/her interest. Without change, business leaders still would be dictating correspondence to secretaries, editing their words and sending them back to the drawing board, wasting time for all involved.

As we spend more time with our work colleagues than we do are significant others and families, it is vital that we have a happy work environment and like what we’re doing.

I read this great blog in Forbes - 5 Ways To Be Happier At Work, by Jeff Stribel.

I agree with Jeff, if you don’t like what you’re doing, stop doing it. Life is too short not be happy.

On that note, you know where to reach us if you’re looking to change jobs or seek new employees - and I will leave you with this quote.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”


Articles by Lorraine Bolger