If, instead, we choose to regard redundancy as one of life’s transitions, albeit an unwelcome one, then we automatically reconnect ourselves with previous successful transitions: first job, new home, marriage, parenthood. What can we learn?
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 19 March 2013
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development reported that 2.7 million people were made redundant over the past three years, which made Elaine Hopkins one in 2.7 million. However, for Elaine, though it sucks being made redundant, people still have a choice in how they view their situation, and what they do to improve it. Whilst a person might not be responsible for their redundancy, they are 100% responsible for how they react to it and dreading the days ahead only makes those negative thoughts a reality.
According to Elaine, “If, instead, we choose to regard redundancy as one of life’s transitions, albeit an unwelcome one, then we automatically reconnect ourselves with previous successful transitions: first job, new home, marriage, parenthood. What can we learn from those experiences?”
Aside from showing how it’s possible to deal with personal redundancy, Elaine also gave Yourwellness Magazine five main ways to help a redundant friend during redundancy.
1. Be there. Reinforce a friend’s self-identity by showing them love and value.
2. Be liberal with hugs. A cuddle releases oxytocin in the brain, which is particularly associated with compassion.
3. Provide support and challenge. There’s a responsibility for bringing a different, challenging perspective, as well as listening to woes.
4. Share your network. Another friend or relative could play a key role in getting a friend back in business.
5. Arrange a treat. It’s the thought that count.
Redundancy Sucks: An NLP Guide to Surviving and Thriving after the Axe is published by Live It and currently available in paperback for £18.99