Facilitating Your IBM Connections Communities More Effectively using ConnectionsExpert
In my previous blog post ‘Influencing Systems Change with ConnectionsExpert’ we have seen why every single employee is invaluable for an organization to reach a single common goal: to improve the way we work together and get work done more effectively. Collaboration, as we all know, comes with many flavors. We are all used to working in small teams (i.e. strong ties), but what about collaborating with the people who we do not know (i.e. weak ties)? Are you leveraging your enterprise social networking platform to also unleash that potential?
In this blog post, I will now take a look at other scenarios, where a significant number of employees log into your Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to communicate, collaborate and engage with one another at least once a week. How does that impact our collaboration landscapes?
Modern ESNs are driving new patterns of collaboration into the organization. Understanding those patterns and making sure they work well is the secret of a successful digital transformation program. For example, a group of expert engine engineers who have been designing gas and diesel engines in the past, should design a new drive technology, they would probably concentrate on further innovating gas and diesel engines instead of rethinking technology and developing a complete new electric engine. Sometimes we need to think out of the inbox.
Communities are the major enabler of social networking and collaboration across the board within the enterprise. They exist to help involved practitioners do better at their jobs, deepen their skills and expertise as well as learn and connect with people.
Measuring and evaluating community activities is key to evaluate the collaborative maturity within your organization. It is extremely vital to sustain and increase productivity, effectiveness and, innovation while embracing a passion for open collaboration. The more work practitioners are consistently bringing into communities, updating data and creating new contacts, business opportunities, and solutions, the more likely your business is healthier and stronger.
Understanding the health and productivity of communities should therefore be your paramount priority.
Here is how ConnectionsExpert can help you and your organization augment that collaborative diversity while keeping the momentum going: