When a company make some changes in its operation, employees will have questioning mind as to what it is all about and how it would affect them. Managing change carefully is very crucial, whether it is on adopting a new technology or transferring location of your operation. There is a risk of alienating your people and possible resignations if you do the changes too fast. But if do it too slowly also, you have the higher chances of not seeing the results sooner. One example of change is in the technology side where people will start to worry if they can still hold their jobs or if they will soon be replaced by automation and others. 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.
The number one step when you want to introduce change in your company is to announce your plans as soon as you have all details done. You should avoid springing on to your employees this new change but rather announce to them this decision as soon as you can and answer their hows and whys. 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.
Another way to make your employees adjust to the new technology is to get their opinions on how the process would go. 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. You might be fortunate to have new workforce who are experienced with the cloud environment from past employment, so this will be your opportunity to get their suggestions and make their experiences as examples of the change.
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. There are many talks in the media how digital tools can replace human jobs, and knowing this, your people will start to worry if this will happen to them once you implement a new technology in your company.
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.