Change is a part of business today, but employees are often afraid of how major company changes will affect them. Here are 10 ways to help your employees deal with transitions. The tips are excerpted from 1001 Ways to Energize Employees by Rob Nelson:

1. Communicate, then communicate some more.

2. Adopt a positive attitude.

3. Share your excitement about the changes with people inside and outside of the business.

4. Involve employees in making decisions that affect them and their work.

5. Change only what needs to be changed.

6. Be honest and timely with good news and with bad.

7. Be clear and consistent about your expectations.

8. Don't surprise your employees.

9. Once the process of change is started, you must follow through.

10. Fight false rumors with truth and information.