Health and nutrition are important to me. As I was raising a family, I naturally assumed that my family members would incorporate that same priority into their lives. Wow, I sure was wrong. It took quite a while until I understood that I needed to educate them, involve them in decisions, and help them to understand why living a healthy lifestyle was important for them. Imagine my surprise when I realized that incorporating a similar framework at work would be useful for encouraging product adoption.
What are the keys to ensuring the successful adoption of a new product throughout an organization?
Having a user-friendly and feature-rich piece of software is important but that, alone, does not guarantee adoption within an organization. In fact, I’ve seen organizations go through a detailed software implementation only to find the solution is being used minimally.
When an organization follows a framework that incorporates education, involvement, and understanding adoption increases significantly. The following recommendations can help you to drive software adoption within your own organization.
These recommendations are not a one-size-fits-all and every product and solution is different. In every case, consider your individual culture and adapt the framework to meet the unique needs of your organization. Doing so will increase your product adoption. Remember, change takes time and ongoing follow-up. I’m happy to report that following these guidelines helped my kids adopt my healthy lifestyle as well.
As Emily Dickenson said,