Implementing an IT Initiative
In the recent past, business environments have become extremely competitive owing to technological developments, improved Customer relationship management, reduced barriers to entry among other factors. Consequently, businesses have been forced to improve their IT departments, thus being able to keep a competitive edge among close competitors. Based on this, there are various critical success factors which must be adhered, in order to ensure successful implementation of an IT initiative. Some of them include strong resource commitment and project management, high commitment from the executives in a company, effective time management among others (Kimberling, 2006).
However, as indicated by Kimberling (2006), ensuring adequate training as well as change management is the most critical initiative in IT implementation in any organization. This is due to the fact that, through effective training, the employees can be able to understand what the initiative entails, and ask questions on the areas they are weak in. Consequently, the initiative will have reduced resistance from the employees, thus improving their performances both in the short and long-run. Through effective change management, it becomes easy for employees to adapt change and control the IT initiative, which also increases their productivity. Although all initiatives are important, there is the need for the company leaders to ensure adequate training as well as effective change management when implementing an IT initiative, thus higher performance among the employees (Vaughan, 2001).
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