By Amy Turner, The Community Roundtable
Want to make sure your community fails? Tell your potential members it is being created to enhance collaboration.
Rob Cross of the University of Virginia and others recently wrote in the Harvard Business Review about the culture of “collaborative overload” that is sweeping organizations in America – it’s a worthy read and episode of the HBR Ideacast.
I’d bet most of you who are reading this see that and smile. Or nod. Or you would but you’re in a meeting right now and that would give away that you’re not paying attention. (Unlike the people in this stock photo – who are happier than anyone has been in a meeting ever.)
But if you don’t like your meeting heavy day, your finance team should be apoplectic.
In his latest post, Your online community should be anti-collaboration, Ted McEnroe, our Director of Research and Training, shares how community can help your team collaborate less by shifting the focus from time to content.
Things We Are Reading this Week:
Your online community should be anti-collaboration
Conversations with Community Managers – Marjorie Anderson, Project Management Institute
Crowdsourcing Innovation: Three Ways It Drives Value
How to Calculate the ROI of Online Communities
5 Reasons to Consider Building Your Own Community
Can We Save Corporate Communications?
Online Communities Manager – International Baccalaureate Org. – Bethesda, MD
Community Manager – AlphaProTemps, A.P.R., Inc. – Neenah, WI
Community Manager – BBDO – Minneapolis, MN
Marketing Manager, Digital & Community Engagement – TEGNA – Atlanta, GA
Marketing Manager, Content & Community – Guidebook – San Francisco, CA
Knowledge Management Specialist – RCMD – Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Director of Knowledge Management – L.E.K. Consulting – Boston, MA
Engagement Manager, Global Security Intelligence Practice – SAS Institute – Tallahassee, FL
Online Community Manager – Pinks and Greens – Florham Park, NJ
Social Media Manager – YogaGlo – Los Angeles, California