Convincing Skeptical Employees to Adopt New Technology

Changes in the economy and business environment have compelled some companies to alter their business practices. Managers and supervisors are the ones who must implement the changes, whether we like it or not.

Your task as an entrepreneur is to create, re-invent, and go forward. While you’re going full throttle, keep in mind that others may be a little more wary, if not scared, of the change you’re trying to bring about.

That’s why, unfortunately, not all employees have the mindset of “Yeeeey, another organizational transformation! I’m delighted to be a part of it!” when faced with change.

You must comprehend why people oppose your ideas as a pragmatic leader. You must create a safe environment for those who will support you in order to successfully lead change.


Let’s undertake an imaginative activity now. Consider yourself to be an employee.

What are your reasons? Why you don’t want to change?


  1. You don’t want to change and that’s final! 😤

Perhaps you believe you want to make a change. Is it, however, truly your wish? Is it your boss’s or society’s wish?

It will be quite difficult to go the distance if you do not truly desire to improve.

Yes, you can start, but if you don’t have the inner motivation to do it, you’ll quickly lose motivation and feel like giving up.

  1. You don’t feel courageous enough 😞 

Change can be frightening. Doing something for the first time or going into the unknown can be nerve-wracking.

You may believe that you must courage in order to accomplish the changes you desire and to take those first steps.

  1. You feel like giving up after one or three failures 🤕

When you’re young, you probably don’t consider failure to be such a big deal.

You learn to walk by hitting your head on the ground, and get back up.

However, failure has become a more fearful concept as a result of education and society’s impact. Sure, the stakes are higher as you get older, and you stand to lose more if you fail.

  1. You don’t feel enough pain yet 😫

I think that people do change because, I believe, they have had enough. The pain of remaining as you are becomes too great, and you begin to really consider a constructive path forward.

  1. You don’t know how to make the change 🙄

This is a common stumbling block. Fortunately, we now have mentors and trainers, which makes it much easier to find practical solutions to the challenges that many others have encountered before you.


Introducing new technology and tools to your company can raise productivity, increase revenue. However, getting every staff on board might be difficult. What are some things you can do to encourage early and rapid adoption? How can you reward employees who use it? Should you chastise those who don’t?


Let’s stray from the path a little and switch role. Now that you’re the boss, you must exercise utmost caution when it comes to the changes you wish to make. Here are some pointers:

  • Choose your technology carefully

Keep your team’s interests in mind when looking for new technology. User-friendliness is just as important as functionality. Encourage your team to conduct trials, gather user feedback, and learn from them before taking the plunge.

  • Justify your position

In order to persuade your team to adopt a new technology, you must present a compelling vision of what the technology is and what it will accomplish. To begin, you must show that the new service provides both the company and the individual with economic and reasonable benefits. I think that the best justification for a new technology is that it will improve your life.

  • Customize training

Because employees’ experience with and interest in digital technology differs greatly, your training efforts should reflect those disparities. Some employees may prefer an online training session, while others may want additional guidance and assistance from a personal trainer. Inquire about the kind of training that your team members prefer.

  • Make it a habit

Attempt to institutionalize the new technology as quickly as possible and demonstrate to staff that you are migrating from the old to the new way of working. Make technology a part of the day-to-day operations of the company. The idea is to raise the cost of not adopting the new technology implicitly.

  • Quick wins should be highlighted (“Let’s party!”)

Draw attention to the positive impact the technology is having on your company when employees begin to use it more. Making quick wins public helps to make a case for change and drives more adoption.

  • Make it enjoyable

It’s considerably more effective to reward the conduct you want to see than punish the behavior you don’t want to see. You’ll need to know which employees are embracing technology and what types of incentives are most important to them. Employees may earn points, get monetary incentives, or advance to new levels of status.

  • Consider the consequences

If you’re still having trouble persuading your employees to utilize it, consider imposing penalties for not doing so. At some point, a lack of adoption becomes a productivity and financial issue. He goes on to say that, while such punishments can be beneficial, they should only be employed as a last resort.


Personally, I’ve had both employee and employer positions.

As an employee, I cannot say that I was particularly enthusiastic about the company’s changes, but I welcomed them since I had no choice.

Now that I’m in the other camp, I see things differently. A pleasant and productive workplace will aid the company’s evolution, and the individuals who benefit from these technologies, whether it’s equipment or software, will be much more comfortable, even if they don’t realize it right away.

After all, it’s all about the money at the end of the day. People will be paid if the company produces more money as a result of the adjustments made.

“We all pull the same cart,” as the Romanians say.

A third point of view I’m discussing now is that of a software trainer. With this mix of three perspectives, I can state that changes and technological progress are vitally important in a company’s evolution, and the equipment or software chosen for installation requires ongoing assistance to encourage employee adoption.

I understand how difficult it is to embrace change in any form, but we can’t keep rubbing two stones together endlessly, can we?


Finally, if you are unable to persuade them to adapt and accept change, you can fire them and outsource your work to other companies, such as 90 DEGREE.

Joking 😊

Or am I? 😈

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