Helping Employees Embrace Change

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Helping employees transition through an organizational change is most effective when key considerations are addressed before announcing the change:

  • Consider how the transition will affect each employee stakeholder group
  • Ensure the information reaches the organization’s critical players first
  • Determine the best platform to disseminate the information to stakeholders
  • Define and communicate opportunities for employees to ask questions

When announcing the change, be sensitive and tactful. A good way to achieve both is by anticipating questions and addressing them via readily-accessible FAQs.  After the information has been communicated:

  • Allow employees time to process the information
  • Be consistent and stick to the rationale for the change
  • Host small group meetings to gauge concerns
  • Address any concerns
  • Reinforce employee value and role in the growth and strength of the organizationShare


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