5 WAYS TO ACHIEVE STAFF BUY-IN FOR YOUR NEW OFFICE EQUIPMENT
Your employees are accustomed to dealing with process changes and new office equipment, such as printers and copiers, but the transition doesn’t always go smoothly.
Here are a few suggestions for achieving staff buy-in when you’re ready to announce a major change.
1. INCLUDE STAFF IN THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS
It’s easy to overlook this step, but asking for employee input before choosing new office equipment is critical.
- Your staff is familiar with your processes and will have the best understanding of what type of office equipment they require to complete their tasks efficiently.
- Considering the people who’ll be using the new office equipment is a fantastic way to show you value their opinions.
2. CHOOSE A SPOKESPERSON
Choose a trusted employee to try out several equipment choices and let them point out the pros and cons to their coworkers. You’ll get valuable input from your staff, and they’ll appreciate that someone from their team has done some advanced research for their benefit.
3. SELECT A GOOD TIME OF YEAR FOR YOUR UPGRADE
Your busy seasons require extra time and effort from your employees. Don’t add to their stress level by adopting a new office equipment solution right in the middle of an already demanding time of year.
4. HIGHLIGHT THE BENEFITS
Your spokesperson can help you highlight the benefits of new office equipment. For example, a multifunction system can help employees save steps by centralizing copy, print, scan, and fax functions in one device. They can also use it to automate repetitive tasks.
5. PLAN FOR INCENTIVES
It may seem like enough when your new office equipment makes workloads lighter, but an extra effort on your part to thank your staff for a smooth transition will go a long way toward goodwill.
Keeping your employees involved in an office equipment upgrade is the best way to achieve buy-in. Contact us at Abadan to see what the industry has to offer!