At the Message + Medium + Mission Conference in Minnesota, I did an afternoon session using the Social Media Game created by David Wilcox. One of the techniques I did during the report out of the small groups was throw questions out on Twitter. There were some fabulous responses.
One group came up with an idea about using a wiki for internal collaboration. So I asked on Twitter, what is your best wiki adoption tip for internal collaboration?
Here's the responses:
Ted Fickes (note the dog in the avatar) I'm trying to use relatively high profile project for wiki-type adoption internally. Or there is prize
Eduardo Jezierski "Build a sense of what to shape the wiki into, a goal, beyond a dumpster. I'd borrow, steal & give credit.
Watford Gap: wiki adoption tip - everyone in the org can share thier stories and buildup a collaborative picture of what they do - any good?
Csuspect: Only send links around via email to wiki pages. i.e. Can you email me the job desc? Sure! Here's the wiki link, edit it there please.
Peter Campbell prep, don't give newbies a blank page; rewrite how-to's in simple format for basic editing/linking. Wikis aren't intuitive
EricaG Categories & crossreferencing. Otherwise easy to lose track of where you've documented what in an internal wiki
davidLeeking give all staff access, make it easy, say you want their contributions
Seth Schneider Prepopulate the wiki with documents/information that people inherently need to access.
Ericskiff Start by getting line level people to use it one by one. They'll see the utility and it will spread. Slow, but it works!
Kalabird we used google docs wiki-like platform to build our new website's copy decks and implementation plan. start using it and invite others to join. best to start with a project that needs to be accomplished quickly and requires all
bethdunn on the first page, spell everybody's name wrong by just one letter, so they have to go in and fix it.
Greg demos, demos, demos! Once they see how fast you can create a page - they'll be hooked
What is your best tip for wiki adoption in a nonprofit for internal collaboration?