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Construct a straw man. Decide on an appropriate forum to communicate with a large group of your colleagues. This could be a meeting, a presentation, the weekly news email, or even a group-wide email. Say something along the lines of... I have been approached by a few employees who have suggested that we use technology X for project Y. This is a ...


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You should have already had conversations with the teams/groups using the "new technology". You relying on feedback from your team (the implementation team) is backwards at best. Your team should not be forcing tech on the rest of the company. You should be asking them their needs (on an ongoing basis), give them time/cost estimates, and deliver what ...


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Call a meeting (or initiate a review, or something similar) in which the upsides and downsides of switching to the new technology can be discussed. There is no need to wait for someone else to call a meeting, particularly if the people pushing for the newer technology are agitators. That sticking with the current technology is the "default" choice doesn't ...


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One option is to put out an explicit request for feedback. You're saying that there's grumbling down below, but they aren't bringing any real arguments to you. You're pretty well convinced that the old technology works well enough in comparison that it's not worth spending the significant time/money costs necessary to update. Some of your coworkers are ...


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I'd really appreciate any advice on how to deal with this situation. Until someone formally requests a discussion about current technology vs the new one there is no real situation. If and when there is formal discussion, you can listen to their arguments and then determine what the best course of action is going forward. Just be sure to remain ...


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So you clearly have the write idea as you mention: "taking debate in the open is not that easy either since I'm convinced both technologies would work if we started from scratch." The point is, you're not starting from scratch? Why not just say - I agree both have merits, but we have invested time and money into the current tech and it would cost a lot ...


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