How to Introduce GPS Tracking to Your Employees

Innovations such as GPS tracking devices have brought a whole new level of technology to fleet management. Data that was previously cumbersome or impossible to track is now available at your fingertips.

However, people are often wary or afraid of change, even when it’s beneficial. It can be a challenge to let go of the “old way” of doing things and embrace unfamiliar methods and equipment.

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Are you planning to introduce GPS tracking or other new technology to your employees? Use these tips to make the transition smoother and less stressful.

Give Your Staff Notice Ahead of Time…

Implementing new technology is not like removing a bandage, where you want to rip it off before you have time to think about it. Change is even more difficult when it’s sprung on people with no advance warning. Tell your employees as soon as the use of the new technology is confirmed so they have time to mentally adjust.

Assemble a Transition Team…

Put together a group of tech-savvy employees to act as liaison between management and staff. They can convey information back and forth regarding planning and new developments and employee concerns. Having people who are enthusiastic about the change can also help allay the fears of less experienced employees.

Plan Initial Training in a Low-Pressure Atmosphere…

On-the-job training makes people too nervous to learn effectively. Organize low-key training sessions with simulated situations before the new system goes live.

Anticipate and Plan for Roadblocks…

Any type of change is bound to involve some stumbles. Have some fail-safe plans on standby in case the new system should temporarily become unavailable or unusable.

Maintain Ongoing Training Sessions…

The job isn’t over once the new system is in place. Schedule a regular series of meetings to evaluate progress and discuss current concerns as well as future possibilities. Assign a member of your transition team to stay up-to-date with new products and developments.

With these tips your staff will quickly become accustomed to the benefits of a state-of-the-art GPS tracking system. Take a look at our online demo videos. Call 866.320.5810 for a free online live tour of our GPSTrackIt fleet management system and see first-hand why it’s the solution to your fleet profitability and efficiency needs.

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