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Navigating Changes in Your Project: A Guide to Success
Navigating Changes in Your Project: A Guide to Success
Updated over a week ago

Starting a project on Riipen is an exciting prospect filled with opportunities for growth and learning. However, what happens when the scope of your project suddenly changes? It can be disorienting and challenging, but fear not. With the right approach, you can navigate these changes smoothly and still make the most out of your project experience. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you through.

Understand the Changes

Thoroughly understand the new scope of work by scheduling a meeting with the employer to seek clarification on what has changed and why. Remember, employers have agreed not to fundamentally change the scope of a project, but adjustments may be necessary for various reasons.

Communicate

It's important to communicate openly and honestly about your feelings and concerns regarding the revised project, and to seek guidance on how to proceed.

Clarify Expectations

Ensure you have a clear understanding of what is expected of you in the revised project. If there are any uncertainties, seek clarification from the employer to avoid misunderstandings later on.

Assess Impact

Reflect on how the changes affect your original goals and learning objectives for the project. If these no longer align with the project, share this with the employer. Remember, if the changes do not work for you, the option to find a project that is better suited to your needs and interests is available.

Stay Positive and Flexible

Maintain a positive attitude and remain flexible in the face of change. While unexpected changes can be challenging, they also present opportunities for growth and learning.

Document Everything

Keep detailed records of the changes to the project scope, communications with your employer, and your progress on the revised project. This documentation may be helpful in resolving any disputes or issues that may arise during the internship.

Seek Support from the Riipen team

If you've exhausted all other options and need additional help, reach out to the Riipen team for support by clicking on the avocado icon in the bottom right corner on app.riipen.com. Submit a Dispute Resolution ticket to provide all of the information that we need to support you. Keep in mind that the Riipen platform serves as the source of truth in case of any conflicts. Ensure all communication remains within the platform. Doing so facilitates the Riipen team in offering support when necessary. While we strive to address all issues, we may not be able to resolve every challenge. We'll review the situation and provide support where possible.

Navigating changes in your internship may seem daunting, but with the right approach, you can emerge stronger and more resilient. Remember, learning to navigate challenges like this is an essential part of your growth and preparation for your future career. By understanding, communicating, and adapting effectively, you not only demonstrate your professionalism but also hone valuable skills that will serve you well in your future endeavours. Embrace the journey, stay proactive, and make the most out of every twist and turn along the way. Your future self will thank you for it.

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