Change is in the air.
Conversations buzz around the new person coming in. What will she be like? Hard? Understanding? Domineering? Caring? They did not want too much too change. For ten years they had served the community adequately and they felt they had done a good job. But they had heard things through the grapevine.
“She introduced peer evaluation.”
“I heard that she is a top-down sort of manager.”
“Surely someone cannot be that bad if she organises staff socials?”
‘They say that she increases staff efficiency.”
The day had arrived for the changeover. The staff gathered in the conference room and were surprised when a woman their age was introduced to them as their new leader. They had expected someone younger and career-driven, dressed in a suit carrying a briefcase. Instead before them stood a woman dressed in bright colours wearing a long, silk scarf around her neck. She opened her arms and smiled.
“Thank you for the welcome. I look forward to working here to make a difference. But let’s get started. We have a community to serve.”
Are you wary of change in the workplace?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: change)