How to say goodbye to old ways of working

Written by Emma De Vita Wednesday 03 July 2024
First tip: don’t call people “old school” or label them as “dinosaurs.” Successful Chartered Managers suggest ways to embrace new technology and ways of working
Signs saying old way or new way

The workplace is full of new ways of doing things. New ways of working. New ways of communicating. And now with the advent of generative AI, we’ve even new ways of producing documents and information. 

In the excitement, it’s easy to forget that to make room for the new, you need to get rid of the old. And not everyone will be racing to embrace the shiny new things; in fact they may be really nervous about their capability to step up – and what it will mean for them personally.

So how do you say goodbye to old ways of working respectfully without casting people as dinosaurs?

Discover how you can encourage new ways of working in your team


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