You IT staff is nervous about a mismatch between their current skills and what will be required in the future. Exploit this nervousness -- in a good way, of course. Enterprise CIO Forum editorial director Bill Laberis
If anxiety can lead to urgency that's a good thing. When I think of skills shortage, converged cloud comes to mind. Few organizations have folks that understand public cloud well or private cloud. Even fewer understand how to tie them together and move between them. When exposing teams to new skills (which can be met with anxiety), emphasize the role traditional best practices, that they already know, play in the success or failure of the "new".
(note: I work on projects sponsored by EnterpriseCIOForum.com and HP)
Given human makeup and probability, some will run with the cloud from the getgo...the ones who love something new. Others will run from it and resist it at every turn. Who are the early enterprise adopters?