Hi there,

Yes you can initiate a change process now. You can initiate a change process anytime.

You’ll still need to follow all the steps, giving ample notice, allowing opportunities to have support available, present the options, allow time to gather feedback, give time for consideration of feedback but there is no reason you cannot start it now.

Your employees may even come back with other options e.g suggesting salary reductions, going on leave without pay so its good to have these discussions now.

ngā mihi