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Dealing with Change: Tips for a Seamless Software Conversion

7K0A0190How many times have you heard the words, “that’s the way we’ve always done it” from a co-worker’s mouth? Most likely, a lot! So when it comes time to make a change—in assigned roles, vendors, software, or processes—it can be difficult! Especially when we’ve grown so accustomed to a certain way of doing things.

In the wise words of Socrates, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

At Black Mountain Software, we understand what it means to ask a county, municipality, school or utility to change. Read more >

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How To: Have A Positive Attitude in 32 Words

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Have you ever wondered why some people get sick more often than others? Stress has long been attributed to both mental and physical health, but some believe there’s even more to it.

In fact, in my small little spiritual circle, there appear to be members who are immune to everything. This sort of immunity seems to suggest we have a little more control over our mood and destiny than we commonly believe.

In the last century, a Japanese gentleman named Mikao Usui developed a modality to help the willing student realize his potential to help others with healing. Read more >

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Helping A New Employee Transition

7K0A0868We recently posted an article about transitioning to a new job, and techniques for new hires that will help them make a successful transition into their new position. But what about the other side of the coin? What about hiring managers who are preparing for a new employee, or maybe even a new grad who has never worked before and is entering their organization?

If you have a new grad or new hire in your organization, there are a few techniques that can help make their transition more successful, allowing for a shorter transition time and more workplace satisfaction.

How to Help a New Hire With The Transition

  • Get to Know Your New Hire.
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    Transition: Preparing for the Workforce

    7K0A0879Whether you are a post-grad student looking to enter the workforce for the first time, or in the process of making one of the seven (on average) career transitions most people make in a lifetime, transition can be a very difficult and nerve-racking undertaking.

    Transition is physical, psychological, and mental. A successful job transition means functionally succeeding at all the following factors:

    • Adopting the organization’s culture, vision, and methods
    • Making new relationships
    • Establishing your credibility, knowledge, and skill set
    • Learning a new job
    • Establishing and meeting the expectations of a new supervisor
    • Learning to manage your time
    • Setting new goals, objectives, and deliverables
    • Seeking feedback
    • Understanding cultural norms of a new organization (how meetings are conducted, understanding schedules, adapting to new management styles, and learning how to fit in)

    With so many factors that contribute to a successful immersion, it’s no wonder it can feel overwhelming starting a new job! Read more >

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    Workplace Transition: How to greet a new employee, be a new employee, and deal with change

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    Autumn is the season of change.  Coincidentally, it is also the time for elections, which for many elected officials means change within the workplace. If you are new to a position within the office, or if your office is awaiting a new employee, there are a variety of ways you can address the change so that the transition is as seamless as possible.

    If you are the new person:

  • Get plenty of rest.  You will need to be well-rested so you are at the top of your game during the first transitional weeks.
  • Say hello.  A little introduction goes a long way.
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