Despite information technology’s growing importance to the workplace, it’s a fact that many IT projects fail either by not delivering expected results or exceeding the budget and timeline. The question, however, is why. Why do IT projects fail? More importantly, what can you do about it to counter cost overruns and irrelevant technology solutions? Those are great questions to ask …
No technology implementation or strategic investment is complete without some employee resistance; in fact, a lack of resistance may be one of the best indicators of a disengaged and dissatisfied workplace. Employee feedback, even criticism, is the hallmark of a business open to new ideas and one in which employees care about and are invested in company outcomes.
Between groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting, builders, plumbers, electricians, and other tradesmen are exposed to all sorts of dangers. However, they aren’t the only ones. The technicians who perform geotechnical inspections throughout the construction process face the same risks as the men and women using backhoes, cranes, hammers and nails.
Business transformation isn’t easy. You see the objective on the horizon and have charted the course to get there, but the crew seems a little hesitant. Some are downright resistant to the initiative and the proposed change in plans. After all, the old way works fine. Why change it?
Businesses invest in technology to improve the efficiency of existing business functions, empower innovation, and enhance productivity. Accomplishing these goals isn’t only about the technology, though. It also requires a change in work processes and, ultimately, in people’s behaviors. For this reason, implementing a new technology is as much of a change management project as it is an IT project.
“Perception is reality” is not only a popular phrase, it’s an accurate one as well. The way a person sees the world is their truth, regardless of whether their conclusions are factually based.
Change has always been a part of business and commerce. When the pocket watch became the de facto symbol of the modern businessman in 1800s, business changed–for the better. They saw that timekeeping could help with processing sales and meeting customer expectations. It was a truly transformational piece of technology. Today, we couldn’t imagine a world without it.
Everybody may be talking about enterprise mobility, i.e., mobile computing, but few discuss the out-of-pocket costs. The same goes for ongoing ones. What is the total cost of ownership (TCO) for a mobile technology solution?
Remote inspections via mobile tools have huge benefits from the front line to the back office and from the field team to upper management. They can improve appointment efficiency; connect workers with trainings, peers, and remote experts in real time; adapt to changing needs, such as an increase in requests for service; and offer stakeholders a clearer picture of what’s …
Transformation is the act or process of changing. Just think about that for a minute. Business transformation is the act or process of changing your business. With this understanding it’s easy to see why transformation, enabled by technology, is about people. It causes people to think about their work differently, and to learn new tools and ways of working with …