How to Get your Team on Board with Asset Tracking

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Douglas Conant, former President and CEO of the Campbell Soup Company, says that, “to win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace.” 

He’s not wrong. 

Successfully implementing asset tracking can save your business significant money as you reduce equipment loss and reduce inefficiencies. 

But to win the business edge requires that your team get on board with asset tracking. So, how is that accomplished? 

Here’s how:

Involve Key Team Members and Experts in the Evaluation and Free Trial Process

Most people hate change. 

The implementation of changes at work typically takes time, requires effort, and is not necessarily wanted. 

But people are also adaptable and they can incorporate a new process quickly, IF they believe in it. 

That’s why it’s so important to involve your key team members and your business experts in the evaluation and free trial process first. 

Empower this group to deliberate on the asset tracking solution. 

Once your team members have reviewed the solution and exercised due diligence, you’ll receive the informed feedback that’s needed for excellent decision-making. 

Together, you’ll know that you’ve picked the best solution for your organization. 

And that is essential, in order to get those key players (and the rest of your team) on your side for rollout and implementation.

Plan Out How You Are Going to Implement the Software and How You Will Use It 

As you prepare to roll out the asset tracking solution, it’s vital you have identified the processes you want to be followed by employees as they use the software. 

First, however, decide how you’re going to use the solution. 

Not all organizations use an asset tracking solution like GoCodes the same way. 

Some organizations rely on the check-in and check-out feature every day. Others don’t.

Some organizations use a solution like GoCodes to drive the lifecycle management of equipment. 

Some choose to use a solution to keep on top of tasks and ensure equipment stays legally compliant. 

Lay out the goals of your usage. Then stipulate the process to enforce that usage. 

Once you’ve taken these steps, educate your managers on the usage and the process that you’ll require employees to follow for effective usage. 

Your managers should then educate their team. 

That way, everyone, everywhere is onboarded effectively from day one.

Create Simple Training Materials and Highlight How Tasks Will Be Completed More Easily

Managers charged with the job of educating team members on the asset tracking processes they’ll be using should consider creating simple training material.  

Training instructions fortified by a Loom video or PowerPoint, for example, enable employees to review instructions as needed. 

In addition, use the training material to highlight how easily tasks can now be completed. 

When employees realize the benefits of the software, they’ll get on board with asset tracking, embrace the change, and even get excited for it, too!

Pilot It! 

If your business or organization is quite large in size, consider starting small by piloting your new asset tracking solution with one team or with one division first. 

As that initial group gets the solution set up and working smoothly and becomes proficient at using the software, those team members can be used as guides and mentors for the rollout by other teams. 

This way, the solution can be rolled out effectively and efficiently across your organization for an asset tracking win!

About GoCodes

GoCodes is the industry leader in tool tracking. We provide customers with the ultimate single vendor solution that includes cloud-based software, top-rated smartphone scanner apps and rugged QR code tags.

We pride ourselves on delivering a personalized service, cutting-edge technology and software that is easily used by your entire team.

GoCodes ensures our customers achieve success in their tool management projects every time.

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