Expect your employees to have a questioning mind and doubts whenever you introduce some changes in the business and how these changes will affect their work. Whether you are introducing a new method or relocating your company, managing the change carefully is of great importance. There is a probability that you alienate your people and get resignations from them if the implementation of the change is done too quickly. While if you do the change at a very slow pace, you might not also see the benefits for your business sooner than when you planned it. An example of change is a move to the clouds wherein employees might get skeptical if the new technology might take their jobs or they might be replaced with automation. It is thus important that you take some steps to ensure that employees are confident about the change, that they are excited about it and at the same time you get the benefits you want within the time you set.
Your first step is to make an announcement about the new development as soon as possible. It is better that you introduce the change soon enough and get to answer their hows and whys, rather than you spring on to them this new development like a big surprise. It is also better that while the plan is still up in the air, that you mention about it at least to your people so they have time to absorb it, do some research about and come up with their suggestions or questions.
Your next tip is to make your employees feel being a part of the process by asking them their opinions. There is a possibility that you will not get their suggestions or questions about the new technology but in a way you are making it known to them and this will reassure them of their position. In some cases, a company have hired new employees who came from a company with cloud experiences, and this is a good time to ask them questions and make use of their experiences to implement your own program.
Another thing that you should do when you like to introduce change is to reassure your employees that they are safe in their jobs, because if there is one thing that will affect their performance is the if they are not sure of their position anymore. You cannot avoid talk in the media how digital tools can replace humans in their jobs, and hearing or reading this is a thing to worry on their side knowing that there is a probability of employee reduction once the change is implemented.
It is also very important that you tell your people of the benefits they will get once the new technology will be running in the company.