THE DIFFERENT PHASES OF TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION IN AN ORGANISATION
Deception: This is the first phase of technology adoption. During this phase, employees feel little uncomfortable with technology. Employees are unable to see human interventions reducing; moreover, they can only see disturbances happening due to technology adoption. For instance, employees may take little time to develop purchase order via ERP systems, however these system; will help reduce the time, they are easy to access, share and distribute. In this case, the HR needs to explain the benefits of digitisation to its employees. With time, they will start realising the benefits of technology and will be able to adopt digitisation.
Dematerialisation: This is the second phase in which all the bulky files, bulky equipment can be thrown out. All the expensive gadgets such as camera and GPS systems will not be used. Instead sleek equipment will be in use such as for taking videos, smartphones and softwares will be preferred.
Demonetisation: In this phase, everything will happen with the help of digital payments.
Disruption: Once people start accepting technology, the manual system will fade away. This is mainly known as disruption of technology.
Democratisation: It is one of the most important phases as everybody in the factory can easily access the technology starting from operators, workers, supervisors, middle-man to contract labourers and the higher authority.