"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." - Steven Weinberg.
This entire series of articles may be helpful, but this particular article stands out:
Convincing the "It'll Never Work" User
"Potential has a shelf life." - Margaret Atwood
persistence wins. in a large firm you would have the right to fire staff. I assume a smaller firm like me. Hired by the owners to change "the world" and I did it. It tooks years and even though I had the blessing of upper management I won the fight by going below the "nay sayers" that kept getting in my face and rallying the troops who have to deal with the "output". Standards work, cataloging of design works. All save money and improve thru-put. I had to create the standards myself and create the catalog of designs. I had to get the endusers to see the light of day by using the level past them to start supporting my efforts. Once it became expected they had no choice. Of "The 3 Biggest Problems" I had towards achieving my goals 2 quit and 1 capitilated. If you want to stay and fight hold your ground, gain the respect, use management when needed for whatever actions is required but DO NOT COMPROMISE YOUR PERSONAL STANDARDS.
I'll try to be concise...
the more experience they have the longer it'll take for them to trust you. You are a threat to them, so treat them like you are the Red Cross and not like you are the 3rd Reicht putting Jewish people "to work".
Nothing makes an old cad guy more angry than some guy coming in telling him how to use cad.
Try to learn as much from them as you can and be humble without belittling them. Dealing with people is an art, and it's far more important than any system. the sooner you figure out the players, and how to work with them the sooner you'll convert them. You gotta figure out what makes the key players tick....
I'll tell you what, those old cad guys can make your life miserable... so win them over and then do your thing. OR you have to get the majority on your side and make them the outcast by default and let the systems of the masses work itself out. Be advised, you will be sabotaged, you will be hated, but if you are prepared for it, it'll be their own undoing.
when you start screwing with peoples careers because they can't adapt, watch out... it's like cornering a tiger while you're holding a juicy piece of fillet Mignon.
Thank you kindly
Cad Committee Technical Adviser
R14 - C3D 2012
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