Implementing New Technologies Must Be Done With Care
Existing corporate cultures must be considered when making decisions to implement new technologies in the workplace. New technologies serve to streamline our core work and administrative functions, ease communication with our client base, stay relevant in the marketplace and to encourage interpersonal communication within the organization. However, these decisions have a significant impact on the corporate culture and care must be taken in the development and delivery of effective technology and raining. With every new technology project, we must consider the need to protect privacy, guarantee security, ensure data integrity and fully consider how its use will affect the employees of the company. Implementation must be done with great care; a technology project that fails can lead to decreased productivity, increased frustration and distrust within the organization, and a loss of key employees. No one has time for the accidental wrecking of a database or the loss of important files. Being uncomfortable with new technologies can cause a lot of stress for both management and employees. It is important that adequate training on the technology is developed and provided within the company to instill confidence in its ease of use as well as in its benefits.
Focusing on the technology without addressing the existing corporate culture, will not aide in the success of the technology. Open communication is the start to succeeding in technology upgrades or changes. Following through with training and updates is also crucial to the success of implementing new technology.
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