How To Help Your Employees Adapt To New Technology
In order to remain above your competitors and keep your business moving forwards, businesses must implement new technology to make your workforce more productive and efficient. Say goodbye to the days of using paper systems for quoting, invoicing and recording details and hello to new technology that can streamline these processes, increase your efficiency and profitability and make your life a whole lot easier.
Updating or changing your technology is the easy part. Having your team adapt to new technology can be hard. Some staff members become so familiar with working a certain way that they may become resistant to even the slightest change in technology. So… what do you do if your employees are reluctant to change?
Here are some steps you can take to ease the transition for everyone and help your staff adapt to new technology.
1. Provide training
Make sure you are either sharing helpful training resources or working with a provider, like us, who can provide customised training options for your team. Providing adequate training is a necessity for any change and always remember that everyone has different leaning styles and some employees might catch on with new technology quickly while others may struggle to adjust.
2. Don’t rush the implementation process
Although you might be keen to rush into changing your technology, it is imperative to keep in mind that all changes take time. Rather than rushing the implementation process, allow your staff extra time to learn the new systems correctly.
3. Communicate effectively
It is important to allow clear two-way communication between yourself and your staff to minimise their resistance to change. Make sure you are open to all staff feedback and communicate clearly the reasoning behind the new technology change clear to your staff so that they understand the overall benefits.
4. Show appreciation to your staff
Learning and adjusting to new technology can be challenging for everyone involved. Remember to always show appreciation to your staff who are putting in time and effort, whether this be through incentives or verbal praise.
If you would like to learn more, contact Modus Operandi here to see how we can help with your transition.