Managing Technology Change in the Workplace

Managing Technology Change in the Workplace

The one thing we can all count on in both life and in business is CHANGE.  As business owners it is our responsibility to recognize the need for change, determine the path to take and communicate the vision to our staff.  The technologies that help run today’s business are ever evolving.  Implementing new technology is not only to be expected but should be accepted as an ongoing process.

Knowing that people are naturally resistant to change it’s always best to have a carefully constructed plan of action.  Here are some tips that will help you navigate through changes to the technology in your workplace.  

  • Give plenty of advance warning.
    When possible, avoid sudden changes.  Once you are sure that technology changes will take place, announce it to your team. Be sure to explain the reasons driving the change and start training as early as possible.
  • Enlist the help of enthusiastic, tech-savvy employees. 
    Get these positive people on the planning and implementation teams.  Not only can they can report the progress to their work groups but, having these supporters of the change on board can boost the morale of the rest of the staff during the transition.
  • Plan for the unexpected.  
    Things don’t always go off without a hitch. Make sure you have a backup plan in case there are any delays or unexpected issues.
  • Don’t disband your implementation team too soon.
    Continue to meet every few weeks or so to review issues, questions and suggestions for future improvements.
  • Hire the right technology consultants.
    Engage with a well-established technology vendor that possess expertise in the areas your business needs. Make sure they are able to tailor the technology to fit your requirements now and into the future.  The technology provider you select should offer innovative solutions while helping you to achieve your business goals and profitability.

Contact Jewell Computing Solutions today and put your company on the technology path of the future.

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