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Leave your comfort zone

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  • Does anyone experince this?  No matter how well you develop a team site, with all the bells and whistles your customer demands, they fall back into using Outlook to do their daily tasks and communications?
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:02 AM

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  • Software is easy to change and update. Humans are a lot harder. At a SharePoint User Group meeting we had about half a dozen MVPs and they were asked what the hardest bit about SharePoint was. Each one said it was changing the way people worked.
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:11 AM
  • Hi IvyGrad- can't speak for everyone, but I'm sure we all feel your pain. I agree with Alex, most people just don't want change. Why? Because change is harder than sticking with the status quo.

    IMHO the only way you can get people to adopt SharePoint over their current workflows is through two means:

    1. The top brass demands it.

    2. Very organized and thorough training for everyone, hopefully mandated training. That training needs to include examples of how SharePoint is better than current workflows.

    We had a combination of the two- a push from management and complete training for everyone. It worked very well for us, but like anything, we still have a few nay sayers out and about.


    cameron rautmann


    Friday, April 21, 2017 3:43 PM
  • That is an excellent plan.  Training, training, training.  Did you include examples of WHY it is wrong to do such-and-such, with examples from their own departments/sites?

    Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:49 AM