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Introducing New Technology in the Workplace (16 Nov 2005)
The proliferation of technology has led to many positive changes in the workplace in terms of both work efficiency and effectiveness. However, the introduction of new technology poses challenges to organizations for a number of reasons. This paper will focus on the different strategies for implementing new technology in an organization and the advantages and disadvantages of each method. A collection of case studies representing experiences of organizations implementing portal technology using various methods will also be discussed.


The proliferation of technology has led to many positive changes in the workplace in terms of both work efficiency and effectiveness. However, the introduction of new technology poses challenges to organizations for a number of reasons. One of the biggest challenges is to gain user acceptance and adoption of the new technology while maintaining an acceptable level of productivity and performance. A number of factors influence an individualís attitude toward new technology, including gender, age, and peersí perceptions and attitudes. While all of these factors should be considered during the planning stages of implementation, the focus of this paper will be on implementation methods and the strengths and weaknesses of each. It will also take a close look at the growing use of portal technology and describe the experiences of organizations who have implemented the technology using the different methods.
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