Technology can be a pivotal factor in the overall productivity of any office or business environment, though this is of course only true if said technology is properly utilised by the workforce. In regards to the latter it does seem that many companies struggle as their team continue to maintain old habits and present an apparent aversion to change, and so in an effort to help business leaders combat this trend and make the most of the wide array of technological innovations now at our disposal, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks which should help in encouraging staff to embrace that which they’re offered and in the long-run provide the business with an all-important boost.

Firstly, you should make an effort to include your staff in the decision-making process from the outset; they are after all the ones who will be expected to use the provided technology on a daily basis and as such they should have a hand in its selection. This will not only make them more likely to embrace the new technology as they themselves have recommended its addition, but also may help you in finding the right solution in the first place given their first-hand knowledge of daily procedures, as well as where operations may be lacking.

You will of course want to maintain some level of control over any investments your company may make into new technology, and so the best solution may be to narrow options down to shortlist of options with which you yourself are happy, and then allow your workforce to choose from this pool.

You will also notice smoother adoption and less downtime if you select technology that integrates with the essential technology you already use. This will also help to minimise disruption as your workforce will already be familiar with certain elements, and as such will be happier to accept it.

You should however take care not to rush your staff into adopting new technology, instead allowing them time to properly familiarise themselves with the various functions and benefits. As an additional note you should also put some though into timing, as you are only asking for trouble if you ask your staff to familiarise themselves with new tech and systems just as the busy season hits, for example.


Sam Bonson

Sam is an aspiring novelist with a passion for fantasy and crime thrillers. He is currently working as a content writer, journalist & editor as he continues to expand his horizons.
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