With the rate of technological growth, our Information Age, and the global economy, change is now the normal state of business. Organizational change does not come easyhowever.
We have this mentality that techies are geeks and that you have to be all-in, balls-to-the-wall, if you're going to use technology.
That mentality of leaving it to the geeks does more harm than good, IMHO. Reply July 14, at I hadn't thought about the geek culture. And, by the way, you might be the first person to ever use the term "balls-to-the-wall" on this blog. Spencer Reply July 15, at Reply July 15, at 1: I'm just not that cutting edge.
Spencer Reply July 15, at 6: Teachers try to use tools like blogs or online testing but it takes a long time and the process is so convoluted they end up not bothering. PollyLindley Reply July 15, at As soon as you have planned a lesson and the technology fails you feel so deflated and flustered.
If infrastructure was more reliable then technology would be more readily used. Reply July 17, at 3: Interesting that you mention it being cutting edge. I rarely feel like that. Infrastructure is a huge deal and one that schools still don't take as seriously as they need to.
Too often, it feels like we get Ferraris but we are stuck driving them in a school zone.
Spencer Reply July 17, at 4: Reply July 18, at 8: The lack of good infrastructure and technology in the school is key for me. Not so long ago I was overjoyed that we got laptop carts and smartboards and generally started to have more accessible tech in our building.
I came up with all kinds of ways to use them in my class. Yet the various issues and the lack of -maintenance- provided have made me stop using a lot of the tools because they simply aren't worth the hassle.
When our laptops barely last 1 period I have 3 in a row but we can't plug them in separate from the cart, it's hard to plan to use them for anything. Penelope Reply August 7, at 4: I worked for 8 years in technology professional development in a fairly large school district.
Saw a lot of what you described above.
I would add a couple of things: Unfortunately, most teachers aren't given TIME to learn more about this. Many who are "unconnected" have no resources of how to make this work, either.
Also, lots of "spray and pray" PD, with little to no time or support given after.This paper discusses an analysis of how to overcome resistance to changes in Organizations in general and more specifically in IT.
For this analysis work will address what is the resistance to change and how it is presented in an organization and, from these definitions, presents some actions to be taken to minimize this resistance.
Loss of Job: This is a major reason and the first of the 12 reasons why employees resist change in the workplace. In an organizational setting, any process, technological advancement, systems, or product change will include streamlining, working smarter, cost reduction, efficiency, faster turn around times.
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To handle it, you have to understand the 8 common reasons why resistance occurs. Resistance to change happens. To handle it, you have to understand the 8 common reasons why resistance occurs. Organizational Change: 8 Reasons Why People Resist Change.
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