If you have the opportunity to introduce innovative technology into a company that has been at least a little bit resistant to making the leap, you’re going to find this to be a bit of an uphill challenge – unless you implement the eight steps that we highlight below to make this introduction a lot smoother!
Find your early advocates
You are going to need allies to help you cement new technology into this business, and you’re going to need as many of them to become as evangelical as possible. Look to the millennial generation as they are most apt to welcome new technology into the company, and turn them into your best representatives of everything that this tech has to offer.
Create real tech ambassadors
After finding your early advocates, you’ll want to train them up with the new tools and technology to produce stunning results just as quickly as possible. The best way to advocate for this new technology is to show the benefits that it provides right off the bat, and there’s no better way to do that than to prove how tech works in the real world.
Dress your technology presentation up
Because non-tech businesses are going to be naturally adverse to this kind of change you need to address the package and the presentation up as much as possible. Really try to relate this technology to a business situation, and presented in a way that is incredibly attractive as opposed to a wholesale change that the company may be resistant to.
Find out why the resistance exists in the first place
By engaging with workers throughout the company that are resistant to these kinds of changes in figuring out why they are resistant in the first place you will be able to uncover answers that shine a light on how to best implement technology going forward while bringing everyone on board at the same time.
It’s important that the technology you are preparing to rollout and to introduce to a non-technology company is as inclusive as possible. If people feel as though technology is leaving them by the wayside they are going to actively rebel against the tech, even if they wouldn’t have come in contact with it in day to day operations.
Be honest and upfront
Technology can completely revolutionize business operations, but if this isn’t going to be the biggest leap forward since the wheel for this company make sure that you outline expectations appropriately. Oversell the value of this tech and you may lose all of the advantages it has to offer when it inevitably disappoints.
You have to be really on top of things when it comes to introducing new technology to the company, but you also have to follow up and follow through with training protocols that match the abilities and expectations of the people that will be using the technology going forward. Don’t just throw folks a new piece of tech and hope that they’ll be able to figure out how to make the most of it.
Transparency is the name of the game
At the end of the day, you’ll want to be just as transparent about the technology, the benefits it offers, the challenges presented, and anything else involved with this project as possible. Transparency is the only way to get a complete and total buy-in from your company, showing warts and all while searching for ways in a collaborative fashion to improve the tech and your operations alongside one another.
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Morris Edwards is a content writer at CompanyRegistrationinSingapore.com.sg, he writes different topics like Singapore is better positioned than any other Asian country to cash in on an increasingly digital world and Singapore Has Established a Lucrative Innovation Fund for New Enterprises and all topics related to Entrepreneurship, Tech and Business Incorporation in Singapore.