Now that you’ve got Range ready for your team, it’s time to get your team ready for Range.
When you ask your team to adopt a new tool, it always helps to be clear on why you’d like to make the change and what value everyone can get out of it. The following exercise will help you do just that.
✏️ Exercise: Sell your team on Range
Write down answers to the below questions — they’ll help inform your email draft or talking points in the next step.
What does a more effective version of our team look like? What potential can we unlock with Range?
What are we trying to solve with Range? What’s not working so well right now?
How can Range help solve these problems?
Use your answers from above to fill in the blanks. (Click here to copy a plain text version of this template and use it yourself.)
Lately, I’ve been excited about the potential for our team to __________________ but right now we’re struggling because ______________________. To help, I’ve been researching a new tool called Range that helps teams stay in sync and feel connected. We’ll be using Range to _______________ [process] to achieve ______________________.
Starting ___________ [day], we’ll be using Range to ______________ every _______ [Insert your workflow from module 1].
This Getting Started Guide has everything you need to get started—videos, explanations, and tips. From there, you’ll just log in at range.co/signin.
I’ll check back in later this week to see how things are going!
If you plan to communicate with your team in a meeting or over Slack, this can be easily adapted for talking points too.
Once you’ve got your email or talking points drafted, it’s time to invite your team to Range.
To add team members, go to your Team Settings page and click “Add new team member” in the right side menu. Type in your teammates’ email addresses (you can click “Add many at once” for larger teams) and click “Send invites.” You can include the message you drafted in the previous step too, if you’d like.
You can add or remove people from a team at any time. Just click the more options button (...) next to the person’s name on the team member’s list and select “Remove.”
To help with team-wide adoption, it’s best to plan a clear date when you’ll start using Range together and provide resources to help folks feel successful from their first Check-in onward.
Here are a few examples of how we see teams run successful kickoffs with Range.
No matter what format you choose, give folks an opportunity to share feedback and schedule a time you’ll check back in to see how everything’s going. You can also lead the way by sharing your Check-in first. When it comes to adapting to any new tool or process, modeling the behaviors you want to see from your team is one of the most powerful ways to encourage change.
Put it on people’s schedules when you send out or make your announcement. That way, it’ll be easier for everyone to remember and the whole team can start together.