It’s long been noted that change is the only true constant in marketplace. All around the world, in every industry and every geography, every business’s first challenge is simply to adapt.
It’s a challenge felt not only at the corporate level but the individual one too — employees at every organization are continually challenged to master new tools, new systems, and new techniques for boosting productivity.
Yet even when the benefits are clear, many organizations still find their employees hesitant to adopt new technologies.
Recently the Harvard Business Review shared insights from Capgemini’s Didier Bonnet, on just what it takes to encourage employees to adopt new tools and strategies in the workplace.
Dr. Bonnet notes that while many organizations are investing in new technologies, few are experiencing a sustained change in how employees get work done. Typically, he comments, this is not due to a failure of a given tool to live up to its promise, but to a general unwillingness among workers to give up the tried and proven ways of doing things — even in the face of better options.
As a result, Bonnet concludes, organizations need to plan for managing user adoption right from the beginning of any procurement process. He offers a five-point plan for organizations seeking to integrate any new technology:
As desktop video adoption passes from the early adopters now to the majority of businesses, some organizations aren’t quite sure how to help employees pick up the technology. This is completely understandable — after all, only a decade ago video at work was strictly the domain of the AV experts.
Today, however, video has become pervasive thanks to a wave of easy, accessible tools and a raft of new opportunities to use video in our personal lives. At Panopto, we’re dedicated to making adoption easy:
As a video company, we can also speak first-hand to the potential value of video as a training tool to support new user adoption. We welcome every new Panopto customer with a series of simple introduction and how-to videos, readily searchable and shareable in each new video library. These videos can be shared as part of adoption programs, and can even help to support true believers as they dive in and get started. See how we help our customers encourage employee adoption, in just one of our introductory videos below.
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Learn more about how Panopto help you bring desktop video to your organization — by making video easy, integrating with your existing content, security, and conferencing systems, and offering dedicated support and program planning consultants that can help you get started on the right foot. Contact our team today for a free 30 day trial.