When transitioning to a new technology, it is easy to focus only on operational considerations, like technology differences, planning, governance, training and schedules. While they are critical to supporting a successful transition to the new system, it’s also important to factor in the people element and their engagement during this transformation journey.
An effective method for engaging stakeholders throughout the organization is to not only communicate key milestones but also celebrate them and the individuals that contributed, publicly. Some suggested celebration activities include:
These are just a few ideas to motivate your people through the transition and maintain their engagement from the beginning of the journey and beyond.
NEW TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCTION
GO-LIVE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
100,000 PATIENTS SERVED
INTERNAL PRESS KIT
|Organize an open house to celebrate the arrival of the new hemaatology system to your organization.|
Technology introduction stations can be set up to review the capabilities of the new hematology analyzer, review educational resources available to accelerate the learning curve, discuss some of the technology differences between the new system and your current system and also have some fun reviewing patient cases and associated scatterplots.
This is also a great opportunity to identify Change Champions within the organization.
|The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is a great way to engage Hospital Administration and Referring Physicians in the achievement of this critical milestone and also to publicly recognize the role that the Change Champions have played along the transformation journey.||Helping to support the care of 100,000 patients is a major achievement for your laboratory and one that deserves to be celebrated.|
We can support you in publicizing this accomplishment internally with newsletter templates, imagery suggestions and in some cases, video testimonials featuring some of your Change Champions that may be shared throughout your organization.