More and more companies are going through digital transformation as they realize the need to adapt to remain relevant and to keep up. In many cases, companies experience discouraging setbacks and delays as they work to go digital, however. Though many of these delays are due to logistical challenges, they are also caused by a lack of employee buy in. Today, we’ll share some tips on how to get employees to go digital more effectively.
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Now, here are our tips on helping your company go through digital transformation.
Gather Employees’ Ideas and Feedback
Employees are more likely to engage in technological changes and upgrades if they are part of the implementation and feedback process. If they feel involved and as though their opinions matter, they will want to help push these changes forward. Ask for employees’ ideas and feedback at every phase of digital transformation and hold in-person, collaborative sessions to brainstorm ideas.
Encourage employees to go digital by proving to them how doing so will make their jobs easier and help them to reach their professional goals. Some companies even provide awards or other incentives to employees who put forth extra effort in making the transition to digital a success.
Thoroughly Train and Support Employees
Having structured, supportive training sessions will set up employees to exceed as they learn new technology. They will be less likely to avoid the pain of change if they are taught how to successfully use the technology to begin with. Consider training a small team to lead this initiative and to act as point persons for any questions that come up as their peers master the new technology.
Align New Technology with Company Objectives
Your company’s employees are a part of the organization because they believe in the company’s mission, vision and goals. Connecting digital transformation initiatives with the goals of the company will help gain enthusiasm for learning and using new technology. Organize a series of meetings or presentations to discuss the vision for digital transformation at your company.