As the world evolves, the technology that your business uses is evolving alongside it. One of the best ways to keep your competitive edge and continue strengthening your business is through technology implementation. However, it isn’t always easy to get implementation correct. Team Wasch works every day with businesses going through the technology implementation process, and we know the importance of getting it right firsthand. Why is the implementation process so important, and how can you ensure that your business does it well?
Why Does Technology Implementation Matter?
Every change that you make at your business relies on employee buy-in and execution to work properly. If you skip laying a good foundation for the changes you are making, just like in building a house, everything built on top of it will not necessarily be successful. The process that you use to roll out new technology has to include a variety of steps that ensure success. If you fail to plan out your technology implementation with a skilled partner like Team Wasch, you are planning to fail.
How Can You Master Technology Implementation?
When you are ready to start implementing a new technology, you should always start by thinking about what your current problems are. What do you need to fix them? What is your budget for a solution? What key performance indicators will you use to measure whether or not it is successful? Answering these questions is a critical first step that will guide the process of determining what is right and the proper way to start using it. If you do not know what you are fixing, you will never know whether or not it is being fixed.
Next, you should make sure that you have the right partners on board. Your own stakeholders and employees will need to buy in, but working with a dynamic team like Team Wasch is one way to make sure you are on the right track. A support system will help design the right implementation plan, train all of your employees and create solutions to problems as they arise.
When you start the technology implementation process, you also need to map out the steps between where you are now and where you want to be. Along with this, you should create a realistic timeline for rollout. Rushing the implementation process can get you to the finish line faster, but it almost surely guarantees negative results. Cutting corners in order to meet deadlines can waste time and money. If you aren’t sure whether or not your plan is realistic, we can help assess it and help you determine the best path forward.
Finally, you should always communicate clearly with your employees and all other stakeholders about why the changes are being made. This is especially important if you have struggled with implementation in the past or made many other changes recently. Conveying the importance of what you are changing and how it will make everyone else’s jobs more efficient and productive will help with the technology implementation process.
Create a Successful Technology Implementation Plan with Team Wasch
Team Wasch understands the challenges of fast-growing businesses, and we know what it takes to get your business to the next level using business process design and business IT systems. To learn more about reducing costs, easing your growing pains and improving efficiency through working with our team, contact us today at 703-407-8020 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.