Introducing new technological changes into your business or organization will present a whole different set of challenges towards shepherding that innovation into a routine action to all personnel. The easiest way might be to include all probable users in the research on user needs and their individual preferences and then together find a way to implement the new technology that will be acceptable and workable for all
Difficulties you might come across when Introducing New Technology in the Workplace, and how to solve these Problems.
- Resistance to Change: Resistance often grows out of misinformation, possibly overlooked issues or mistakes made through ignorance of the change. This can mostly be countered by including all personnel involved or influenced by the change, through providing information, sharing knowledge and giving a clear view of what the benefits of the changes will be.
- Personal Benefit: New Innovations need to offer an advantage, an obviously clear advantage, over whatever it is intended to replace. It is of great importance to make clear the potential benefits and apparent rewards. Also, promote the need to learn new skills in order to increase the value of work and greater recognition.
- Gather Information from current work systems: Discuss current problems and difficulties with each department new technology will be implemented. Find out the times of day systems run, the sequence of work done, the choices that are made by personnel daily and how the changes will affect everyone and the work they are responsible for. This will enable you to spot probable problem areas and where more training or knowledge will be needed. Always run a clear and open change campaign to make everyone feel included.
When all is said and done, the new technology changes in your business, company or workplace, will make processes faster, and much easier to ‘file’ and keep information. Your business can run smoother, more cost effective and less time-consuming. In other words; “More Efficient”.