When leaders spend time planning and setting out the blueprints for success, their people will see a strategy in place, understand their position, and trust that the change is for the company’s benefit.
FREMONT, CA: New corporate procedures, new safety requirements, and new technology deployments are examples of change. The good news is that these developments can offer growth and opportunity to the building industry. That is why construction executives must begin planning for how new developments will affect their organization and employees, both directly and indirectly, and take action to ensure everyone’s success. Here are three ways to guide mobile workforce teams through change:
Establish trust and secure buy-in
Fear of the unknown is one of the most significant barriers to adopting new technology. Employees may not always comprehend why new technologies are being implemented or how they can affect their job security. Leaders must earn their employees’ trust to avert further resistance. Making technology users a part of the purchasing decision is the first step. The more people from all levels of your company are involved in technology deployments from the start, the more advocates you’ll have to promote the new technology. Then establish a strategy for implementation, including project benchmarks, timetables, and supervisor check-ins.
Prepare the blueprints in advance
Employees will be less likely to participate effectively if they believe their superiors are out of touch and don’t understand what it takes to get their work done. That is why leadership must be in the trenches before attempting to modify systems, especially when it comes to technology. When leaders spend time planning and setting out the blueprints for success, their people will see a strategy in place, understand their position, and trust that the change is for the company’s benefit.
Showcase how new initiatives will complement team’s skills
Even the most basic technology can intimidate certain people, particularly those who are less aware of computers. This is where goal-setting comes into play. To set employees’ concerns at ease, construction supervisors should implement training or on-site technology mentorships. As part of the implementation, it is critical to devote time and resources to effective training and goal setting for each team of employees. Employees who perceive their possibility for advancement as part of the process will be active participants and change agents.
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