…is only used to reduce workload & lay-off employees
…is mainly driven by cost savings
…completely replaces the need for a person
Why Don’t More People Automate / Use AutoHotkey?
People do notlike change. (correlation with age?)
People don’t realize what canbe automated (“think small” – “magicredo” button?)
Managers / Decision makers think it is “too expensive”
No “GUI” to use for creating scripts. Non-techies get “overwhelmed” with coding.
Everyone is “too busy” to learn how to save time. Even though they’re interested in saving time they don’t find time to learn how to automate. (Story of a woodcutteris a great analogy; remember to take time to ‘sharpen the saw’)
Some people are too proud to let-on that they really don’t understand what you’re doing. They might try it on their own but get frustrated and give up after 15 minutes. (Perhaps reviewing 1-1 is better than in groups?)
Managers oftendo not encourage their employees to automate. (I’ve had several bosses that told me NOTto automate.)
Most people think short-termand not long-term. This can present itself in the following dimensions
The job is “too small” to be automated (almost never true)
The job is a “1-time” need (rarely, if ever, the case; the “job” might be but the “approach” is bound to come up again)
I’m the only one that would use this (rarely the case)
It will take too long to write code to automate (I think this is one of the best things about AutoHotkey. FAST!)
It must be “fully automated” (No need to automate the entire process)
Not considering “side-effects” of automation (tracking log to examine events, employee / customer satisfaction etc.)
Best Approach to Get Adopters
1.Don’t overwhelm them with all that AutoHotkey can do!
Only get them to learn 1 thing!
Give them time to learn/adopt that and then come back with additional tips
2.Curtail what you demonstrate to the prospect’s level