Some companies are dedicated to creating new business innovations. They hire only the best and brightest in the technical field and give them the task of finding an easier way to perform daily business functions. Bringing new technology into an established company means that a great deal of change will need to be made. All members of the staff will need to recognize and be able to adapt to any changes that might be made to their job design. Procedures and processes that have been established for some time could be showing their age. Change and progress are always necessary if a company expects to keep up with the times and stay in business for many years.
When a company is considering a new form of technology, they will have many factors to take into account. This includes how capable the employees are of adjusting to the change, how much benefit the company will receive from utilizing the technology, and whether or not the company has the resources to complete the change without hindrance or delays. These delays might be due to lack of funding or other reasons. Poor financial planning can be the ruin of any company, especially during a time of change.
If the new technology threatens to affect the employees in a negative way, there must be a positive affect to counteract that negativity in order to keep the employees happy. Unsatisfied, unhappy employees will not work to their full potential. They will not give themselves to the company completely, or trust their managers and the executives of the company. Employees must hold a high level of trust and respect for the company itself and their managers in order to have the desire to put their all into their work.
Any employee that is affected by change and will be using the new technology being introduced should have the time they need to train properly. Managers should never assume the employees will be able to adjust quickly or that they do not need extensive training because they have been doing their job for some time. Even the most established employee will need to be thoroughly trained how to use the new technology if they are to use it correctly. Having extensive knowledge about the company is not enough when it comes to something new. Each process and procedure that is changed by technology alters much of the way people currently do their jobs.