With changing business needs, you may have to incorporate new software in your company. After you have looked at several samples and chosen a new software tool for your business, the hardest part is to start using it. You may have to make organizational changes which often results in employee resistance. Training is not enough to motivate your employees to start using the software. Here are some of the steps you should take to make the new software a part of your business operations.
Adoption rates vary; some people will feel naturally comfortable to use the software, whereas, others will resist using it. You can ask those who are comfortable in using the new software to advocate others. You can arrange a discussion session for your employees with the members of the pilot team who evaluated the software and the users who will be using it. This will motivate your employees to use the software.
Move important content to the tool
There will be low adoption rate is your employees cannot find a good reason to use the new software. One way to do this is to make the important contents and information that your employees need accessible via the new tool. This way, the adoption rate of the new software will increase.
You can arrange events around the new software. This will not only introduce the software to your employees but will also encourage them to know more about the software use it.
You can provide rewards to your employees for using the new software. The positive reinforcement will encourage them to adopt the new tool.
It is a natural tendency for people to resist anything new in the company; especially, if it affects their daily works. Early adoption is important. So, you should try everything to motivate your employees to start using the new software.