How to implement changes in workplace procedures
From time to time it will be necessary to implement new workplace procedures in order to ensure the smooth running of a company, as well as the health and safety of employees. It is rare that a change in the workplace will be welcomed with open arms by everyone, which is why employers need to be careful in implementing changes to make everyone see the change as a necessary and important change to make. This example follows a procedural change after a workplace accident.
Talk to the employee after the accident
The first thing to do is to find out exactly what happened, and in which way the company could have avoided the accident taking place with a few easy changes. It is difficult to implement a change if you don’t know why you are doing it, or how the change should take place in order to protect your employees.
Deal with solicitors in Llandeilo after the accident
If an employee has hired solicitors in Llandeilo in order to claim compensation against the company, one of the things you could do is make a procedural change to ensure that the same thing will never happen again. If you can show solicitors in Llandeilo and the employee that things have changed then you may find the case goes a little easier on you. If you haven’t made any changes by the time the case goes to court then you may find that solicitors in Llandeilo will be able to use this against you. You can speak to solicitors in Llandeilo at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone if you want to find out more about avoiding a claim in the future, and what the process is for making a claim.
Plan the procedure
Work with other employees and managers to put together a plan for change which will be able to be rolled out over the next few weeks, and will be easy for employees to stick to. You should always get employee feedback so that your plan is viable and easy to carry out.
Inform everyone of the change
You should never roll out a change immediately as this does not give people time to adjust. Simply send out an email and place notices up with let people know the date of the change and exactly what will be happening. You should also include information as to why the change is happening so that people can understand what is going out.
Roll out change in stages
Make sure that the change happens in small manageable stages that people can adjust and adapt to in smaller doses. This will stop any mistakes happening because too much has changed too fast, and will ensure that everyone in the company is comfortable with what is happening.