Ah, the thrill of discovering a shiny new resource that promises to revolutionize your program. The only challenge? Convincing everyone to jump on board. We understand the struggle – change can be daunting. But fear not! Today we’re sharing five proven strategies that will have your whole team buzzing with enthusiasm about that fantastic new resource (Hiveclass 😉) you’re eager to introduce. So, let’s dive in and get those skeptics turned into advocates!
- Take Advantage of Pilot Programs
Harness the magic of a trial account to make the adoption of a new resource an engaging experience. No one likes to be told “here, now use this,” so why not get your staff involved in the selection process? Being included in the experience, playing around with a trial account, implementing a pilot program and encouraging them to voice opinions and be part of the process can increase engagement and excitement over a new resource.
- Empower Them as Pioneers
Everyone loves to be at the forefront of innovation, and your team is no exception. Present the new resource as an opportunity to become pioneers in their field. Highlight how their involvement and feedback will shape the future of the resource as it evolves. Encourage active participation by seeking ideas, suggestions, and input. By making the team feel like valued contributors, you’ll ignite a sense of ownership and pride in embracing the new resource.
- Be Clear About Expectations
Whether you’re looking into a new curriculum, or a digital resource, it’s important to be clear about why your institution is considering purchasing this new platform. Foster a sense of camaraderie among your team as they start using it by encouraging them to share success stories, tips, and best practices from their experience.
- Provide Bite-Sized Training
Long, tedious training sessions are a major turn-off. Little to no training is also a disaster waiting to happen. Instead, break down the learning process into manageable chunks. Hiveclass offers webinars, pre-recorded video tutorials and professional development workshops for our partners to mitigate implementation challenges and onboarding troubleshooting.
- Celebrate Milestones and Achievements:
Recognize and celebrate the achievements of your team as they embrace the new resource. Highlight success stories, share testimonials, and acknowledge their efforts publicly. By creating a positive and encouraging environment, you’ll inspire your team to push their limits and explore the full potential of the new resource.
Introducing a new resource doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By employing these five strategies you can transform apprehension into excitement and eagerness. Change is an opportunity for growth and improvement, and with the right approach, you’ll have your team embracing the new resource with open arms.
Now, go out there and ignite that spark of enthusiasm among your staff. We look forward to being a part of your program and getting to know you and your team! If you’re looking for a new digital resource for your library, or an elevated physical education curriculum for your school, please don’t hesitate to contact our team to learn more about partnering with Hiveclass.