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Pros and Cons of Using Employees to Build a Custom System

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What are the pros and cons of using employees to build a custom system? How about the pros and cons of purchasing an off-the-shelf time, attendance applications, and outsourcing custom development? What about the older employees in a business? How do you think they will feel about adopting a new system and how do you ensure a smooth transition?

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The main advantage to having employees build a custom system is that the system actually works for employees. When employees aren't involved in the design or building process, management ends up with a great system that is functional, but one that does not meet the needs of the employees based on their actual work duties. By getting employees involved in the design process, management is actually giving employees a voice in the main strategic processes of the organization. This can lead to a very productive environment. The main disadvantage to using employees for this process is that it can also lead to chaos. Employees can begin to engage in ...

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