There are many days when a Supervisor has to make difficult choices. These choices can cause upheaval in the workplace. When making difficult decision sit down and reflect on how this change will have an effect on your business, clients, team members or work area. Write out a list of why this is a good idea as well as the pros and the cons.
Ask yourself the following questions:
How will I implement it?
How will I deliver the news?
How will I explain my decision and why?
Who is going to take on the change and make sure it succeeds?
What is going to be needed to make this work?
By spending some time reflecting about the decision, this will give you the confidence you need to implement a plan of action. With a plan of action you are more likely to succeed. You will be prepared to handle questions and concerns which will help make the transition much smoother.