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. Managing change carefully is very crucial, whether it is on adopting a new technology or transferring location of your operation. There is a probability that you alienate your people and get resignations from them if the implementation of the change is done too quickly. But if do it too slowly also, you have the higher chances of not seeing the results sooner. 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 therefore advisable that you follow these measures to make sure that your employees are welcoming the new technology and that they are excited on what the new development can do for them, and still your company gets the benefits it is looking forward to get from the change.
Your first step is to make an announcement about the new development as soon as possible. It is advisable that you do not make this move as if like a big surprise to your employees, rather, make the change clear and answer the whys and the hows about it. 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.
Your next pointer is to reassure your employees of their job safety because this is one thing that will give them worries that would affect the performance in their jobs. 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 advisable that you announce to your employees that they will have benefits out of the new technology that will be implemented.