Every day, new technologies are creating more and more opportunities for organizations to succeed. They can help organizations get and stay ahead of the competition, grow profits, and become more efficient. Although the unknown possibilities that come with change can be frightening, for an organization to be successful, it must learn to quickly adapt to and embrace change, rather than meet it with resistance. So, how can you successfully implement new technology changes with as little resistance as possible?
Here are 5 ways to overcome resistance when implementing new technology within your organization:
1. Communicate the new technology with your team
One of the most effective ways to get your team on track for a new technology change is to communicate with them. Talk to them about how the new technology will work, but at the same time, create an environment where they can provide their feedback. Team members, when providing feedback, might come up with genuinely good ideas for implementation. It will also give them an opportunity to be heard and express their feelings on the matter, as well as giving you a chance to empathize with their thoughts.