It is a fact that any change in the organization will cause some questions and apprehensions among employees as to the nature of the change and how they will be affected with it. 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. On the other hand, if you do it too slowly, then your business will stand to see the results too late. 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. So it is better that you take some measures to ensure everybody in the organization are excited about the change, that they are confident of the changes, while the company is getting the benefits out of the change implemented.
Your number one measure to introduce change in the organization is to announce the plans the soonest possible time. 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.
The second pointer in order for your employees adjust to the new change is to ask for their opinions about the process. Sometimes you will not get any feedback at all but at least you are treating the change with sensitivity on the side of the employees and reassure them. 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.
Remember that people get easily worried about their jobs when change comes into the picture, and so your next move is to reassure them of their job safety. 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.