The single greatest hurdle to migrating a business or enterprise to Cloud services is not the technology, but the people who will be using it. Without careful planning, proper timing and in-depth workforce training, change management efforts can and often do fall flat. Taking a thoughtful and strategic approach to organizational change will help ensure the long term success of your move to Cloud services. MarketWorks can help support your transition, with the goal of making it as painless as possible.
Today, a majority of businesses continue to use legacy enterprise services including Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise to name a few. Surprisingly, it’s not uncommon for business leaders within many of these organizations to believe they are locked into their old hardware and/or software solutions, when in fact they are not. This disconnect is often created or perpetuated by reluctant or recalcitrant IT professionals who feel threatened, fear change or a diminished role within the organization. If a reasonable business leader believes (or is led to believe) the cost and effort to change is too great or the return on the investment is too small, change will not occur. As is always the case, there will come a time when change is no longer optional. Why wait?
Organizations turn to MarketWorks and the service providers we represent to assist with change management and mobile workforce optimization. The intended result of this effort is to increase efficiency and improve workforce productivity. Change management projects can create adverse consequences for your organization if not implemented properly. Once an organization has new tools and technology in place, if the workforce is unhappy, unable or unwilling to use them, the likelihood of success drops off dramatically. Properly assessing the need for change management training when deploying and implementing new new tools and technology will help to keep you profitable and your workforce happy and productive.
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