Build your vision, then take small steps
Regardless of the technology or change you’re trying to implement, if the people that need to engage with that technology aren’t convinced of its value – both to them and the organisation – there’s a very strong possibility your project will fail.
That in itself presents a significant challenge. The first step to get your team on board with the change you’re planning is to show them your vision – paint a clear picture of the better, smarter ways of working that your new tools will enable.
But, if that vision is too broad, the sheer scale of change you’re illustrating can easily become overwhelming. That’s particularly relevant in water management, where in many cases small expert teams have been working the same way in the same roles for decades, becoming highly reluctant to change.
The key to success is building a long-term vision for implementing the digital twin concept, while clearly breaking down the roadmap to make that vision a reality. Demonstrate that there’s a journey that needs to happen before your vision is realised, and make each step in that journey feel manageable and value-adding.