Tips for Introducing a New Construction Management Tool to Your Team

Tips for Introducing a New Construction Management Tool to Your Team

by Proforma Construction, November 21, 2019

Suggestions for integrating a new management tool into your everyday processes.

If you are wasting time with redundant processes and jumping through too many administrative hoops, then switching over to a new construction management tool can solve these issues.  However, because your team is used to working with the old system, they will likely resent the change.  For a seamless transition, try out these suggestions for integrating a new management tool into your everyday processes.

  • Select the Right Tool

First things first, you need to make sure that your new management tool is well-suited to your company’s needs.  While this may sound obvious, many construction firms have made the mistake of choosing a new tool based on the amount of money they would save rather than looking at the actual value that the tool would offer them.  To choose a tool that’s well-suited to your needs, you should examine how the program would fit into your current processes.  If the tool streamlines processes and makes things easier for your team, then it is a good choice.

  • Organize Training

Once you have selected a new management tool, your entire team needs to be introduced and trained on the platform.  During this process, you should expect some pushback from your workers, especially if you haven’t introduced a new tool in a while.  Be patient, and make sure you address any concerns as honestly and directly as possible.  Explain to your staff that, while the adjustment period may be a bit rocky, the new tool is ultimately going to save them time and effort.  By focusing on how the tool will make their lives easier, you can help your staff view the change as a positive one.

  • Implement Slowly

When switching over to a new management tool, it’s best to work gradually.  Rather than making an immediate change and expecting your staff to adapt on the fly, you should allow your workers time to adjust to the new system.  By slowly moving things over to the new system, your staff can familiarize themselves with the new processes while still feeling like they have the safety net of the old system.  Taking small steps towards the change will help your workers feel more comfortable and prepared when you do officially switch over to the new tool.

These are some of the suggestions that you should try when integrating a new management tool into your everyday processes.   Looking for more strategies to improve your construction projects?  If so, then contact your Pleasanton contractor at Proforma Construction.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.