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Can Unresolved DC Problems Perpetuate Fear of New Things?


Adopting New Technology Before Fixing Problems with Current Operations May Contribute to Employee Push-Back

 
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Based on comments we received from last week’s report "Direct Communication Can Dispel Fears Associated With Operational Changes", we may have overlooking a major contributing factor to employee push-back. So, we decided to take another look. By diving a little deeper into our research we discovered that the fear of “hidden surprises” can cause some people to become a bit more reluctance to accept new things.

The fear of “new things” may be more prevalent than you might otherwise think. For example, there’s a popular TV commercial where a telemarketer asks the question – “What’s wrong with trying new things?” The ad shows a prospective customer who had previously bad experiences with new age technologies, such as: a robotic floor sweeper that attacks the family cat; an automated mechanical dog that catches fire and explodes when drinking from a water bowl. These mishaps are presented as examples of hidden surprises. While the ad is deliberately shocking for visual impact, hidden surprises are no joke, can be dangerous, and leave an indelible impression that can be hard to overcome.

To view the commercial ctlr+click on this link...

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Cliff Holste is SCDigest's Material Handling Editor,
and author of our Sorting it Out Column/Blog
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