Many factors contribute to success and effectiveness of tech. Tech users, are usually not the developers. We, as users, generally don’t work on tech; our focus is its use. This means the only way we can get the most out of tech is mostly dependent on what we have control over.
I know I’m not the only one who’s got caught up in the hype and adopted tech with little thought. I’ve entangled myself and teams into something not not investigated well. Because I’m an early adopter, teams I lead tend to have the same lean. Team leaders need to be aware of their own biases and be mindful when adopting technologies.
One of the most important things in getting the most out of tech is understanding it. You cannot be effective with a tool you don’t understand. This doesn’t mean you completely understand everything about solutions you use. Commit to find out enough to get started and a growing understanding.