Whether you’re just getting a business off the ground or just trying to increase your chances for success, technology affords organizations numerous opportunities to improve their overall results. But your staff has to be on the same page in order to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity within your company when you decide to integrate a new system.
Etfile has reported that according to estimates, an employee who spends 20 hours a week at the computer sees 43 percent of them as frustrating and unproductive. It’s safe to say that giving your staff the knowledge to succeed will improve the efficiency of your business. The best way to do so is to have your employees trained properly on the new software.
How do we do that? Well, to start, you have to know what your company wants to accomplish.
- List your training goals.
Are you trying to enhance the employees’ current skills, or do you want to add to their skill set? Do you want them to learn different departments in the organization? Will your new system improve operating procedures and the workplace atmosphere?
- Determine how you will administer the training.
Will you break the workers up into small groups and conduct training on site? Should training be done online? Do you need a series of meetings or do you want it done in a limited time period?
- Get the proper instructor and monitor learning progression.
You might want to use a veteran of your current workforce who has experience at a number of jobs as your instructor. Or you can hire a professional from the outside who specializes in software instruction. After that is in place, remember to keep track of what sections of your program have been taught, because every employee has his or her own learning curve.
- Communication, communication, communication.
Let the employees know what is going on with your new program and what is expected of them. Listen to any of their suggestions, and address any parts of the new system that may be giving them problems. Oh, and did I mention communicate?
- Show the employees the advantages of the new system.
The new software can streamline the company business, and make the employees’ daily tasks much easier and more productive. Also, adding to an employee’s skills can give them more chances for advancement should the opportunity arise.
And moving into a better job classification will teach an employee the advantage of training on new software that is most favorable to them: better pay. Other advantages include improved employee morale, increased interest in the job, more confidence, better understanding, and greater motivation.
Giving your employees the maximum information toward learning their jobs when incorporating a new system is beneficial to both the business and the workforce alike. You can get on the fast track to success if you work together and communicate upon making changes. You’ll see a lot of that frustration disappear too.