Why Your Employees Won’t Embrace SharePoint

sp2013Microsoft SharePoint is a business collaboration tool that allows employees the ability to create, edit and share corporate documents and resources within a secure environment. Storing proprietary documents in one location is a more efficient way to conduct daily business, as it eliminates the need to send multiple emails with large attachments that can slow down a company’s email server.

According to Microsoft, 78% of Fortune 500 companies leverage SharePoint with 20,000 unique users joining the ranks every day since the year 2006. Chances are, your office uses SharePoint. But, do you really use it? Do your co-workers use it?

I’ve worked at several companies that “tried” to roll-out Microsoft SharePoint and encourage company-wide adoption. It failed at each one. The reason? Not one of the companies I worked for offered any real training on the software’s benefits and best practices. I can’t tell you how many times I heard this conversation (or a variation thereof).

Just upload the document into SharePoint and send me the link.
Response: I can’t access SharePoint. I’ll just email it to you.

Can someone send me a high resolution version of the company logo?
Response: It’s in SharePoint
I can’t find it. Can you just email it to me? I know it’s a large file. Sorry.

The point is, it takes more time to try and figure out how to use SharePoint (or any new software program for that matter) than it does to just do things the old, inefficient way. Without proper training, any new technology that is designed to make our lives easier and more efficient will suffer from a low adoption rate.

If your organization is not getting the maximum benefit from Microsoft SharePoint, let us help. We have the latest SharePoint 2013 training module available. Contact us at 1.888.903.2432 for more info.

In the meantime, here’s a handy SharePoint 2013 Cheat Sheet!