Technological changes have not only made work faster and efficient but have also provided a bridge between teams during these ‘work from home’ times.
While the pandemic threw a plethora of challenges on work-life, adapting to technology was a major wing of it. Organizations soon realized that technology is beyond just adapting! once employees got used to the benefits of technology companies ensured to keep updating the system to make work easier and faster.
As technology has become an answer to solving business problems, organizations are looking up to it not just as a programmed tool but also as a chance where they can use the tool to innovate in their business. Training, adapting, and innovating with technology is not everyone’s cup of tea in a company but with structured guidance and motivation, you can help your team members to be technologically advanced.
1. Don’t Just Introduce Technology as the New Era, Highlight its Benefits!
A common mistake most companies have been doing during the pandemic is that they introduce technology as a compulsion without any brief about its benefits. Introduce technology to yourself and your team as a craze or benefit that will help yourself and them set goal-oriented targets. Show them how technology will bring about a change in the work. This will automatically motivate your team and you to be updated with the latest technology tools.
2. Refrain from Fearing Technological Updates
While using various SaaS tools we often get a notification to update it. Out of boredom or a busy schedule, many users skip this step or delay it. After a point of time when the whole world has adapted to the updated version of the tool or your system forces an upgrade, it gets difficult to adapt to this updated version all of a sudden. Therefore, make this a thumb rule to update and adapt to upgrades immediately. Train your employees in adapting to technological updates that might occur automatically and encourage them to initiate updates whenever the notification pops up.
3. Get Training from a Professional to Know Technology at its Best
Technology is not a gamble; it is a necessity! Therefore, using it in the right way and being able to make the best use of it is crucial. Setting up training sessions with a professional might be time-consuming and expensive as compared to looking up online video tutorials but it is a long-term goal in making your learning curve stronger. It brings in a learning culture in the organization by coaching and mentoring from the right professionals.
4. Companies Should Conduct Training as per the Age Groups
Different age groups adapt to technology differently. While the youth is more well equipped with the latest tools and already have a hang of it, training them is a quicker process and sometimes not even required. However, training senior-aged employees might take longer as this change is completely new to them. Therefore, dividing the training as per age is a more systematic approach.
5. Practice makes you a Technology Wizard!
Learning technology is not just a bookish trick. One needs to adapt to technological changes by practically using it in their day-to-day life. A professional will just teach you the tools, tricks, procedures, and examples but you will have to immediately execute what you have learned and get used to it. As you keep practising, this learning will soon convert into your daily working lifestyle complementing your progress in every way.
6. Feedback and Doubt Solving Technology Session with your Team
Technology is only useful if it makes coordination and the work easier and faster. Adapting to technological changes can be a challenge to anyone and it is important to be a support guide for your team by constantly helping them with doubt solving or taking a professional’s help in ensuring that all doubts are cleared. The doubt-solving professional should be active and available whenever the user is facing an issue. Feedback of various tech tools should be collected from the team and be evaluated to check if technology changes are adaptable and most importantly if these technology changes are boosting the work. This process of doubt solving and feedback collection should be a continuous long-term practice as technology is evolving day by day.
7. Turn on Google Alerts for the Latest Technological Trends
Even if you are not a technology person it is necessary to be up to date with the latest technological trends because any technology trend can become a requirement at work. Technology advances are multiplying day by day and it is impossible to keep reading or tracking these advances manually. Therefore, Google Alerts is the best tool to be up to date with the latest technology trend. Simply put in keywords related to technology and technology-related keywords for your work topic as well. Whenever interesting news comes up, call up your technology professional and take guidance to implement the technology advancement. This will ensure that you are always one step ahead of your competitor.
8. Understand the Framework of the Technology You are Using
When adapting to a technology change, research on the history and crux of the technology. For example, when you play a video game multiple times, you tend to understand its pattern after some time and become a master at it. In the same way, ace the technology card as well by understanding its framework and history. Then, you can automatically make the best use of it.
9. Identify your Competitor’s Technological Weakness and Strength
As technology has become a trump card in being ahead in the market, it is crucial to build your technology expertise and also identify if your competitors are using any better or weaker SaaS tool. If they are not technologically advanced, this can be a benefit to you. However, if they are more technologically advanced; observe and note their tools and tricks to implement them in your business as well. Just like any marketing trick, adjust to the trend and not just the technology!
These were our top tips and tricks on adjusting to technology changes. Technological changes are inevitable! And to be ahead in the race, you have to figure out tools and strategies that are trending. Choosing the best technology, implementing it in your business, and using it efficiently takes you one step ahead in succeeding.
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