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Understanding the Impact of Transformations on Employees


In an ever-evolving business landscape, organisational transformations have become increasingly prevalent. At Solas IT Recruitment, we have worked with many organisations during their transformations and with countless employees navigating changes at work. We understand the profound impact organisational transformations can have on employees. The personal and emotional impact that professional change can have, and the value of understanding the human side of change.

How To Support Employees Through Organisational Transition


Supporting employees through organisational transitions offers several benefits. Firstly, it helps employees adapt to new roles and responsibilities by providing them with the necessary resources and training, ensuring a smooth transition. Secondly, offering emotional support and counselling services helps alleviate stress and anxiety, promoting employee well-being and productivity. Creating a support network within the organisation fosters peer support, increasing resilience during times of change.

Encouraging employee involvement and feedback empowers employees, enhances decision-making, and drives positive outcomes. By providing support, organisations can minimise resistance to change, boost employee morale, and increase the overall success of the organisational transition.


1. Offer Emotional Support

Offering emotional support and counselling is another crucial aspect to consider during transitional periods. Change can often lead to stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. Providing employees with access to counselling services, employee assistance programs, or mental health resources can help them cope with the emotional impact of organisational change.

2. Create An Internal Support Network

Creating a support network within the organisation can also facilitate peer support. By creating forums for employees to share their experiences and struggles during transitions, a sense of camaraderie and support can be fostered. This peer support can be an effective method of promoting resilience and enabling employees to navigate transitions more effectively.

3. Encourage Employee Involvement & Feedback

Employee involvement and feedback can also address and mitigate challenges during transitional periods. Encouraging employee involvement and decision-making during the change process can make employees more invested in the transformation process.

Seeking employee feedback can provide insights into the company’s strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement during the change process. This involvement and feedback can lead to more robust and effective decision-making, leading to a more successful transition.

Empowering employees to take ownership of the transformation can help drive positive outcomes. By providing opportunities for employees to become involved in the change process, they become more invested, seeing it as an opportunity for them to make a positive impact, grow, and develop their skills.

Supporting employees through organisational transitions requires a comprehensive approach that includes:

  • providing adequate resources and training
  • offering emotional support
  • facilitating peer support
  • involving employees in decision-making and empowering them to take ownership of the change process.

By adopting these methods of support, employees can better adapt to the new work environment, which leads to a more successful transition.

Understanding the impact of transformations on employees requires recognising their emotions, addressing psychological factors, and adopting an empathetic leadership approach. By considering individual differences, organisational culture, and effective communication, organisations can create an environment that supports employees during times of change, leading to a more successful transformation.

At Solas IT, our goal is to help you find the right people who will not only adapt to your evolving needs but also contribute to the success and sustainability of your transformation journey. Having worked with numerous organisations during times of transformation, we understand the challenges and emotions that employees face amidst these changes. By partnering with Solas IT Recruitment, we can help you build a workforce that not only thrives in the face of transformation but drives your organisation towards a brighter future.

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