Staying up to date on technology can be a tricky task. It seems it is always changing and just when you think you’ve mastered something, it’s obsolete. You don’t have to be a technology expert (or even have a moderate amount of knowledge) to survive in this tech world.

Here are some tips to help you survive and thrive if you’re a non-techie:tech world The Savvy Socialista

1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
In order to be an effective member of the team, you need to understand your product. This means you need to know what it does, and probably more importantly what it doesn’t do.

It can seem overwhelming if you feel you don’t know which questions to ask, but just start asking. Which leads us to number two…

2. Learn the language.
Like any industry there are abbreviations and acronyms that may be important for you to know. Don’t be afraid to ask a developer or designer if you don’t understand what they are talking about.  At The Savvy Socialista, we sometimes make the mistake of thinking everyone knows what we are talking about and we don’t do enough explain….PLEASE!  Ask us!  We are here to help!

3. Be patient and don’t get discouraged.
You won’t know everything about the product or service in the first week, and your co-workers won’t expect you to. Just keep trying, stay positive and stay committed. You’ll get there.

4. Understand the pace of the industry.
The tech world is fast-paced, and things can change daily. Don’t be thrown off by sudden changes from the design and development teams.

5. Read industry related news.
Find a couple of industry news outlets and stay informed. A few of our favorites are and

Even if you get frustrated initially by your lack of tech world knowledge, you will pick it up. Eventually, you will see the industry as exciting and innovative. If you still feel out of sorts, we can absolutely help you get on track!

Feel free to reach out to us and we can help you! To learn more about what we do, click here.

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