Great conversation today about people using technology to connect, to share their knowledge, debate topics online, and find others who have information they may need.
We are using a product called Connections at work. Employees have profiles loaded onto the system. It is challenging to get them to participate – to add their skills, to connect with one another, to start discussions.
So I had a discussion today with a colleague from another company who also uses Connections. We know there are ways to encourage employees to participate more, and we also believe there are great benefits to reap as adoption and use increases. I’m sure there is a tipping point…get people involved, they start to see the benefit, and more people get involved. And one day, they will wonder how they got things done without it.
We aren’t there yet, but… like many successes, it all starts with believing we can do it.
Your suggestions for helping convince people to participate in a corporate online Connections environment?