I recently changed job role in the same company which is a norm in the company that I work for, where there's great amount of diversity. Infact this is not the first time I've changed role since I've been with the company for many years, but I've always been changing roles within marketing function, from country marketing to regional marketing, etc. So I've never felt the "change" so much until I joined this new team few weeks ago...
Though I was the one who initiated this change since I wasnt too happy with my ex-boss, I still relatively feel uneasy...I find it difficult to adapt to this new job function since it's something really different from marketing management, which is my CORE skills! This job now involves a lot of processes and I need to be extra detailed and extra thorough.
Someone just came asking me yesterday how am I doing with my new job.
I said : "Still a lot to learn....struggling, but trying to enjoy it at the same time!"
She replied : "Positiive attitude will carry you far. Nothing beats working with your difficult ex-boss!"
I said : " Yeah! Struggling with people is equally tough compared to struggling with the job function, but good thing is - struggling with people will never end, and struggling with the job, it takes only some time to get through."
Infact it reminds me of a book which I've read many years ago - Who Moved My Cheese! (Bet many of you have read this book before) This is a simple comic-style book that talks about coping changes in our lives. I took out the book and re-read it few days ago...to remind myself of the attitude I should have while coping with this change that's happening to me now at work. Moving out from the comfort zone is never easy, but like Haw said in the book :"When u move beyond your fear, u'll feel free!" And you can only adapt to the change when u start enjoying the journey to that change.
I hope it will not take me too long to find my new cheese station, so I can start enjoying those "cheese" again and be comfortable for a while...