Change is a surprisingly difficult thing for most companies and the hard truth is that if you can’t adapt, you lose. This happens all the time when companies spend money on technology. Let’s say you’ve just found a great technology solution that promises a big ROI, greater efficiency, happier customers, or even an end to world hunger.
Here’s how the process usually goes:
- Find great technology solution
- Purchase great technology solution
- Roll out great technology solution
- No one uses great technology solution and business continues as it always has
Sound familiar? I bet you can think of at least one instance where this has happened in your company. Why is adopting new technology into our businesses so difficult? How do we get the people in our company to change?
Here are some tips that we’ve seen make a difference:
There needs to be an overall champion for the new technology in the business and that person needs to be empowered. Even better, there should be a champion for the new technology in each department. The positive attitude and belief in a better way in a few people can help the rest of the employees change. Thought of the other way, bad attitudes, unchecked, can easily prevent change from taking place. Head those off with your own leaders.