Trying to incorporate a new piece of technology in your business can be challenging. No one likes struggling with new software or learning some unfamiliar gadget’s operating system.
Be honest: when you switched to a new smartphone, did you jump for joy with the thought of having to master yet another strange cyber-world? If you said yes, you’re in the minority.Adding to the frustration is a frequently recurring problem: timing. A friend of mine was telling me about the chaos that ensued when her employers decided to change a piece of medical computer equipment on short notice.
Not only did productivity go down, tempers went up.So how can you avoid this mistake? Is there a way that you can work with the technology learning curve instead of against it?
Yes, there is. It’s called planning.
The key to getting your team to master a new technology is planning — in five different ways.
You may have noticed that applying these tips will require time. But this investment of time will make the transition from old technology to new technology less intimidating. And it will keep your workers more effective and less irritable. All of which is a very good idea.