SharePoint is an essential tool for collaboration, document management, and a multitude of other purposes. Many organizations aim to adopt and use it to the fullest but not all succeed.
Actually, a huge portion of organizations fails to adopt SharePoint not at the deployment phase but at the adherence phase. It is easy to start but not always easy to continue.
There are many reasons why some organizations find sustainable SharePoint adoption challenging; one of these reasons is the skipping of a very crucial step: Curtis Hughes calls this step “building a bridge”.
One of the key elements that the process of “building a bridge” contains is a strategy to allow users to slow down before they speed up.
When you combine “building a bridge” strategy with a bite-sized, contextual training tool such as VisualSP Help System, a successful and sustainable SharePoint adoption is almost a guarantee.
Completing this step is important to the adoption process the same way testing the environment is important to the development process. By the way, if you need a quick SharePoint development and test environment, get access to a ready-made cloud environment from CloudShare. Quickly and easily, create a new SharePoint environment and complete the development with peace of mind. In addition to testing, you can share the environment with your engineers and developers for a streamlined and accelerated development process.
Curtis Hughes explains the “building a bridge” entire strategy in the video below.
This video segment also explains the necessity of involving users at every stage of the adoption process. As you may know, people support what they help create.
About the Author
Curtis Hughes is the CIO of Midrex Technologies. He has spent nearly two decades helping organizations build collaborative digital workplaces, and frequently shares his experience by writing on leadership and technology trends, and speaking at business and technology conferences around the world.