Big business brands are already experimenting with many new technologies to lead with innovative ideas. But it takes considerable efforts to transform a simple R&D project into revolutionizing technology solution that the ground teams could adopt.
Innovative ideas can come from anywhere, but the biggest challenge is to make them worth implementable. It requires companies to make substantial investments in innovation, but studies reveal that most of them struggle to lead the new inventions with ground teams once R&D experts have developed them. There are several potential hurdles that you may face to implementing new technologies within your company. However, the professionals at Global Investment Strategies advise using the following strategies to lead effective adoption of the innovated systems and tools.
Begin with users
Most of the big companies prefer following a top-down approach to technology development. They start with top financial considerations and high-level strategies and push the results down to the teams and individual subsidiaries. But in this scenario, the frontline engineers often face difficulty understanding and implementing the R&D researchers. Therefore, it is advised to follow a bottom-up approach to overcome this challenge. The idea is to involve the frontline engineers in the development process to capture the imagination behind this innovation. Moreover, it is better to apply the end-users of the technology in the R&D process so side by side comparisons can be made.
Choose relevant early adopters.
Beginning the development with users is one step. To maximize the chances of success with new technologies, the R&D teams need to choose users that will be most receptive to the ongoing advancements. For example, end-users could be people facing problems in that domain and looking for an innovative solution. Then, the R&D teams can take their creative idea and development to the different units in the company and talk about them with the teams. In this way, they can promote the concept and help frontline engineers understand the current operational needs. This process could lead to the better adaption of tech solutions on a large scale.
Mitigate the resource barrier
Another common reason behind why many innovations fail at the field level, even after clearing the R&D tests, is that they require significant investment in terms of capital and man-hours. But when companies fail to arrange these essential resources, the innovations are stuck in the middle. Therefore, it is necessary to find the most relevant resources for your tech solutions. You can look for some external funding, grant, or financial assistance to lead the project. It is also possible to combine projects of different sizes to reflect the significant potential so that you can receive easy funding from various sources.
When the R&D teams are working hard to develop new technologies, the small hurdles in the organization should not stop you from field implementation. It is good to follow the ideas mentioned above to avoid troubles in the process.