The Definitive Guide to Your Company's Restructuring

Are you suffering from seasonal affective disorder? It's a state of depression due to frequent sighting of the gray sky. It might surprise some tourists, who think that Britons feel at home whenever everything (or most) is gray. But not this time of the year. Weather forecast snow would turn up, but it's wet and windy instead. This kind of surrounding should make your neighbourhood look dull and boring, and you get annoyed when you realise that SAD is the abbreviation of seasonal affective disorder. There's something else, which has something to do with work. Your company's restructuring may be making you bluer than blue.

Restructuring is the corporate term for reorganising, which happens when a company is dealing with a crisis. There would be an upside and downside to it, but it must be done immediately. The purpose is to make the company profitable once more, also make it meet its present needs. This is well and good for the employer, but not all employees. There will be redundancy (or lay-off). The best performers aren't spared at all, as reconstructing can be distressing to them. They can find solace in the nearest pub. (If you fancy fish and chips, then you may feel the side effects of overeating sooner or later.) You don't have to reach that stage where you could turn your worries into variables in a mathematical equation. There won't be a solution, though.

The first step is to spend more time in your flat. where you must have special bulbs for light therapy. Light coming from your telly (after turning it on) won't be a good substitute. It's the same thing with the computer (or mobile) screen. Acknowledging your depression should be your next step. There are many ways to keep an upbeat attitude, which you need when you look at the current situation of your company. What you're about to read has nothing to do with the existential crisis (and how to cope with it).

The Best Moves to Make (After You Hear Your Company's Restructuring)

Keep on what you're doing. If it has nothing to do with you, then you must do what you're told to do. It would be understandable if you're affected by what is happening in the office. If this happens, then you can only do three things. Recall you happiest moments in the workplace. Remember your achievements during your younger years (if reminiscing your time in the company won't be good enough). Think of what to do during the upcoming weekend. All of these should make you motivated to do your tasks during the remaining hours of the day (and the week as well).

Your network awaits you. The situation can make you anxious at some point, which can happen to anyone. Curiosity should prompt you to get in touch with your contacts in your professional network. You don't want to be kept in the dark, so it's the right thing to gather information. It doesn't mean that your employer is withholding information from you, but it's probable that there's a reason for the few words. You must not take it against your boss, as silence makes you yearn for a glass of beer. (And it makes you restless about the remaining hours in the office.) Remember that the knowledge that you would gain won't placate you at all. This should make you think about your performance during the past year or two. If you're not the best performer in your workplace, if not too worried about (the difficulty of attaining) stability, then draw your own conclusion from what you've learned from your network. It shouldn't be a final decision. (The gray weather would prompt you to hit the sack early. A long sleep should make you feel better. A clear head helps you make a sound judgment.)

Indulge in your hobbies. Your favourite TV shows won't count here, as you must forget about the screen for a while. You may not be interested in your neighbour's pets and plants, even your short conversation on flower and gardening shows. Walking may not be one of the options during this time of the year. Reading may turn out to be the only option. And it could be the best thing to do. If the gray sky is making you sadder, then you need to visit other places. It should make you recall the fabled tales of Lord Dunsany.

How to Impress During This Major Reshaping

There are three ways to get over this upheaval. You can show how your indispensable in the company by doing the little things. It doesn’t mean that you listen to anything that your colleagues are talking about. You should know when there’s a need for an extra hand, if not a voluntary act. Don’t think twice about it. The second one won’t require an effort: Show how grateful you are. You don’t need to make a show about it, though. Last but not least, do your best to focus on the positive aspects of the company. You would know when you’re talking with your workmates. Tea and cake should help.

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