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Bootstrapping Your Social Network

The problem has always existed in groupware: you clearly need more than one participant for the network to generate value. Successful networks usually begin with one or two zealous proponents, but without broader engagement the network will atrophy into oblivion. So what are the best approaches to bootstrapping your network? Some simple steps – before launch and in the early stages – will go a long way to making the online facility a success for your team. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by tstaley

January 10, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Posted in Social Business

How To Launch Successful Collaborative Intranet Groups

GeeseFor a social and collaborative Intranet, bootstrapping the newfound sharing behavior may be challenging. Here are some ideas on how to focus and orient groups getting started on a connected internal platform.

Contrary to the popular expression from Field of Dreams, simply building an online capability for your group’s collaboration does not by any means guarantee that your teammates will come. There are a few keys to attend to when planning your collaboration site and some up-front planning along these lines will go a long way to making the online facility a success for your team.

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Written by tstaley

January 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Posted in Social Business