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How Small Businesses Invest in Technology Part 1: Production-centric Companies

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

We fear change!

Have you ever come home to find that someone has moved your favorite recliner? (Shouldn’t be a big deal, right?) But your first slightly irritated reaction may have been: “Why did this move?”

Humans are creatures of habit.

The truth is that we’d like some things in life to be concrete and not to move or change. According to popular personality testing, there are 4 personality types and three of them fear change—that means the majority of humanity fears change!

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to observe how companies of different sizes tend to adopt new technologies. From my perspective, engineering and manufacturing companies can be grouped into three general types: production-centric, engineering-centric, and business-centric.

I will explore each of these types in this 3-part blog series, starting this week with production-centric companies.

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