In recent years accelerating changes in technology have required that more new technology-based tools be introduced to workers while conducting their daily tasks. Although the technologies which managers seek to introduce may be helpful to improve safety, increase efficiency, and are easy to use, workers may not have that perception of the new tools. However, resistance to new technology usage in the workplace is not new and there are steps that have been proven helpful.
In order to improve worker adoption of technology-based tools, like Augmented Reality (AR)- enabled devices, employers and manufacturers can apply principles of communication theory. Using six simple steps: (1) inform, (2) simplify, (3) visualize, (4) influence, (5) demonstrate, and (6) encourage management can help their workers transition smoothly to industry 4.0.
Join this discussion and learn to:
- Prime workers’ mindsets before organizational change takes place (through visual aids).
- Get employee influencers on board with the change and others will follow.
- Communicate the change to workers promoting what aspect of the technology benefits them.