Inspiring Employees With Quotes About Change

by Brick Jackson

In business, with the state of the economy today and all of the changes that are going on with mergers and layoffs, it can often times be difficult to keep employee morale at a high level. This is especially true in time of change as well as your company or department may be going through a reorganization or a putting new products into the marketplace. There is also a lot of changing of roles for employees as they are often times now asked to wear different hats or multiple hats while working more hours for the same amount of pay.

One of the ways that I have found to keep employees going when times are tough like this to provide them with famous quotes about change. By presenting these quotes to them, hopefully it will get them to see things in a new or different light and to help change their thinking. It can be difficult at times when everyone has their head down in a cubicle and is focused strictly on their work to not be able to see the bigger picture about what the company is trying to accomplish. Sometimes giving them one or two inspirational quotes about change can help snap them out of the doldrums and to increased performance.

Here is a look at some my favorite type of change quotes to use in the workplace:

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” -Deepak Chopra

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” -Mark Twain

“When in doubt, choose change.” -Lily Leung

“The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” -Theodore Roosevelt

“The average American worker has fifty interruptions a day, of which 70 percent have nothing to do with work.” – W. Edwards Deming

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

The above list captures some of the more famous quotes about change but as you can see they apply often times not only to what goes on in the workplace but for life in general as well.

There are several different ways that you can sprinkle in quotes about change in the workplace without beating employees over the head with them. Some places that I like to use include in the signature of emails, on PowerPoint slides in team meetings, or having framed positive quotes about change hung in the hallway or on the walls in conference rooms. The idea is to make these quotes visible in a way that your employees will start to understand and welcome change better at work to improve their own individual performance which in turns helps the performance of the company.

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