Identify and utilise champions – Having team members to champion new software will help sell it to fellow employees. Look for tech-savvy people who are open to change and new ideas, in addition to being liked and respected by their co-workers. Getting several enthusiastic champions on board will help make the rest of your staff more receptive.
Highlight and sell the benefits – Counter employee concerns by highlighting the ways your new program will directly benefit them. Preach to them how it will make their jobs easier, save them time, eliminate tedious manual tasks, etc.
Utilise positive reinforcement – Reward employees for buying in and utilizing your new software. Whether it’s in the form of a simple “thank you,” praise in front of other employees, or something small but thoughtful, such as a $5 coffee gift card, a reward like this can gain their acceptance and participation.