The Royals had their relegation to the Championship confirmed last weekend with a goalless draw against Queens Park Rangers.
"We will want to do the business we want to do, that's the important message," Adkins is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.
"Yes we will be in the Championship next season, but this is a well-run club and whatever business we do is because we want to.
"Like every club you cut your cloth accordingly and players who were on Premier League wages won't be on them in the Championship, which is prudent business."
Reading continue their campaign on Saturday when they travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham.