Episode 4: Talking adoption and change management

It’s easy to forget that technology is only useful when it is implemented and implemented well. And this really is about people and how they interact with and embrace change. In the development sector, this includes people working on the ground, beneficiaries and funders and an understanding of how all these role-players interact is crucial.

In this fourth episode podcast hosts, Luvuyo Maseko and Jason Bygate host a provocative conversation about the adoption of technology in organisations and the change that is required to do so successfully. In a space where scarcity is often an issue - of funds, of time, of manpower - things like ‘failing forward’ and an iterative and collaborative design process are often overlooked or adoption is ignored altogether. The world is changing and has already changed and the development sector needs to adapt too.

Luvuyo and Jason engage with Melvina Phillips from the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development and Abigail Sellman from ideas42 about adoption and change management in the development sector and we hear interesting insights from people who are doing this work every day. Don’t forget to check out the Talking Tech for Good resource centre for more helpful tools and resources.

The links you need to know about:
Talking Tech for Good resource centre - http://techtalk.org.za/

Capacitate - capacitate.co.za

BC website - https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/berthacentre