5 tips on how to win over your employees for digitization

  • Digitalisierung

For a company's digital transformation to succeed, employees must accept and support it. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Often, employees do not feel sufficiently involved, are afraid of being replaced, or simply do not see any advantage in digitizing their processes. However, to successfully make the transition, there are simple tips to help your employees meet the new challenges.

#1 Find the right tool

There are now numerous digital applications for a wide variety of areas of a business, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. To find out which tool suits your business, you need to be clear not only about which processes you want to optimize. You should first and foremost think about who will end up working with the program. Not everyone is tech-savvy or experienced with digital technology. In the end, a simpler program can be more beneficial if employees know how to use it properly.

#2 Accept mistakes

Only someone who does nothing will not make mistakes. To be able to handle a new system safely, you have to work with it. It goes without saying that problems will occur and that not everything will run smoothly right away. Instead of punishing mistakes, employees should be shown possible solutions. This gives employees more confidence to work with the program and thus gain new experience.

#3 Create transparency

Everyone can accept decisions better if they know why they were made. Create transparency towards your employees, why the decision was made exactly on this software and what you want to achieve with it. It is helpful here to show which advantages can be gained and which processes can be optimized with it.

#4 Communication

To master the transformation, communication is required from both sides. Let your employees voice their concerns and discuss them in detail. This is the only way to give them the feeling that they are being taken seriously and included. It also gives you the opportunity to eliminate possible fears through conversations and explanations.

#5 Train employees

It takes time to get used to a new program. To make the process a little easier, it makes sense to offer training as needed. This makes it easier to get started and takes away the fear of the unknown.

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