have it right. They start you out learning some basic skills and expand
on those slowly based upon your accomplishments. In other words you
can't kill the monster until you can hop from rock to rock. You don't
learn how to hop from rock to rock until you can use a sword.
I watch kids learn how to master the game by a series of small steps
in days and weeks until they are experts. This should be our model for
Consider some facts:
- Adults retain two hours of an eight hour training class
- Most companies try to roll out all features in their initial rollout to save money
- Forty percent of CRM projects fail because of lack of user adoption
Maybe the answer is that we should slow down our rollout plans and follow the video game model.
The implication of this approach might not be transparent for
existing implementations, it means that a new CRM implementation has no
additional features than before. New users to CRM should expect a "less
is more" approach to deployment with multiple phases being deployed only
after the predecessor phase was successfully completed. In video game
terms, you have completed the level.
Because CRM is not an individual sport we need to evaluate the entire
team to determine success before we move to the next phase. This
requires us to develop a testing / adoption process that evaluates a CRM
team before rollout of the next set of features, or in video game
terms, proceed to the next level.
Taming, or killing the CRM monster is about achieving enough skill
slowly to get to the next level. If you do that enough times you can
win the game.