Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Encouraged Blogging

Mary Abraham of Above and Beyond KM has been thinking about the concept of mandatory blogging for a while:
Mary seems to have moved beyond the concept of mandatory blogging to encouraged blogging.

Now that is a concept I can get behind.

Blogging is not for everyone. It is a new way of thinking and a new way of capturing information. The key is to show people the positive benefits of using this new way to communicate and capture knowledge.

We need to lead by example. We need to show the positive success stories of blog within an enterprise.

Here at The Firm, we just launched our third internal blog this week. I am already starting to see to some positive results.

1 comment:

  1. Doug -

    I'm not entirely ready to wave the white flag on mandated blogging for all the reasons I state in my various posts. Nonetheless, I am willing to support the transitional, less radical approach of "encouraged" blogging as a compromise. Encouraged blogging is more than just letting the enthusiasts blog, but less than forced blogging. The key is creating the expectation of blogging. This should motivate the reluctant or fearful employee to try this new technology. That's the necessary first step. Who knows -- they just might like it!

    - Mary


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.