Technology in Business: Influencing change and changing mindset

Posting date:13 Aug 2019
Tech people are known for two things. Being expert in all things technology of course but also, being adaptable. Being able to change with the time, the tools and the people. 

As we know technology moves at a rapid pace and the world hasn’t quite caught up but it’s the job of the technology professional to move our businesses and our attitudes towards the technology along.

The problem technology professionals have however is with the latter of the two – changing mindset.

More and more of my candidate pool tell me that despite being employed to implement new technology or help the organisation become more data-driven, they are being told technology isn’t important. 

It’s either irrelevant, unnecessary or something that ‘doesn’t apply to them’ as they are already perceive their business to be successful. 

Despite technology being at the forefront of all of our conversations, it’s still being treated as if it’s something out of this world, unneeded or something we just aren’t ready for yet. 

Organisations either welcome the change but don’t know what to do with it or tell their hired help to stick with the basics but, rather than balancing the books – they’re jeopardising their revenue generating potential.

The future is technology and leaders aren’t always able to see the benefits of bringing in innovation and as a result, technology professionals are finding it hard to change mindset and influence change. 

I’m keen to hear your thoughts on the matter – are you a technology professional working for an organisation that lacks innovation or the ability to see that it matters? Or, are you struggling to change mindset or influence change? 

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