Changes are principally exciting and always contain two sides - risks and opportunities. Should we let this unsettle us and maybe even make us afraid or accept this challenge and possibly unleash unimagined resources in us? Both have their legitimate share in a change process and it is up to you how effective and purposeful you guide yourself and your employees through this challenge.
I was involved in my previous working years in some great changes as person affected and as participant, such as basic corporate spin-offs and start-ups. Of course there was a time "of tears," but I could not only learn a lot, but have made many new experiences and used these for my personal development.
Also take advantage of your opportunity to master change processes successfully for yourself and your employees. An exciting new terrain awaits you!
"Only those who will change remain true to themselves! "