Are You Leading an Organization Through Transition?

November 8, 2017

By Joyce Odidison

November 8, 2017

By Joyce Odidison

Why Change?

For your organization to grow, be responsive to the market needs, and hold the ever-shrinking attention span of your current and future clients, you must keep changing. Change in technology, trends, and requirements occur daily; it is impossible for your business to stay the same and survive. You must change to keep up and thrive in this economy.

Behavioural Responses to Change

If you are you leading your team or organization through a change, then you must be dealing with many mixed emotions such as fear, anxiety, disconnect, pessimism, worry and high stress. These feelings will result in changes in behaviour and personality. I get calls from leaders at least once per week that someone’s behaviour has changed, another person on the team is not being themselves or is worrying another member of their team with their change in mood. This is a regular occurrence and expected as your organization and people transition through a change.

Biology of Change

Our primitive brain is designed to keep us safe and happy. In fact, our brain has mapped out our entire surroundings and have assessed every possible threat to our survival without any conscious effort on our part. This highly classified information is what alerts us to changes and awaken our senses to potential danger or threats to our safety or well-being. It is the reason we notice a stranger standing at the back door, it notices anything out of the ordinary. When we institute a change, our brain now needs to make sense of the new and map them as friend or foe. In oropharyngeal candidiasis, the saturating dose is 200-400 mg of Diflucan on the first day, followed by a dose of 100-200 mg 1 time/day for 7-21 days. If necessary, patients with severe suppression of immune function can continue treatment for a longer time. With atrophic candidiasis of the cavity in the oral cavity associated with the wearing of dentures, the drug is usually used in a dose of 50 mg once/day for 14 days in combination with local antiseptic agents for the treatment of the prosthesis. Read more about this at

Leading Through Change

When you are leading through change, it is vital to consider the biological responses, so you can adapt your conversation with your team or organization to stimulate curiosity instead of fear, optimism instead of pessimism, excitement instead of anxiety. The ability to change your conversation with those you lead will impact the energy of the group and the momentum for which to transition well through this change.

Leadership and Change Coaching Course

On November 29th 2017, I will be teaching the leadership coaching for change course. This course will teach leaders how to change their conversations, responses, and dialogue around change. If you are preparing for change or going through a change or need to lead your organization through the transition process of change, this course is necessary for you. Learn more here

To Your Wellness,

Joyce Odidison

About the author

Joyce Odidison is a true pioneer in the world of workplace wellness and coaching. With over 26 years of experience as a Master Certified Coach, Conflict Analyst, and Professional Trainer, Joyce has dedicated her career to helping teams and organizations improve their interpersonal dynamics and achieve success. As the President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., host of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit, and What's Happening at Work podcast, she's a recognized community leader and mentor, committed to empowering people to develop their skills and reach their full potential. Whether you're looking to build a culture of well-being, improve team dynamics, or develop your leadership skills, or gain world-class coach training, Joyce has the knowledge, expertise, and passion to help you create positive change and achieve success.

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