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How to communicate a change to employees


Reduce fear and build confidence for a change.


You need to communicate a new change to a large number of employees. You need to communicate in a way that reduces their fear of change, and makes them feel confident about what is expected of them.

Employees often fear the impact the change will have on them, their jobs and their careers. They also worry that a poorly planned change will cause them stress and confusion and when things go wrong, they will be blamed.

A well planned change communication to employees will:

  • Reduce their fear of change.
  • Give them enough information for them to believe the change will be implemented in a calm, well planned, step by step way, with everyone playing their part to make it work.
  • Get them feeling excited about the change, rather than resisting it.
  • Employees fear the impact a change could have on them, their jobs and their careers.

    Your job in communicating change is to turn fear into excitement.

  • Get them to believe they will be supported and encouraged during the change, rather than thrown into an impossible situation and blamed when unexpected problems occur.
  • Get them to see that the change will provide them with new skills that will benefit them in their careers.

This guide shows you how to plan the communication to a large number of employees during a project or change. It guides you in what you need to communicate, and how you should communicate change to a large group of employees.

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