It's been 3 weeks since we launched Jive, and it has been quite busy, but in the best kind of way. Sometimes I feel a bit distanced from the activity, since much of it happens while individuals are working behind their computer (myself included). But then, I get notices in my Jive Inbox and comments and likes on my pages, and that makes me feel connected again. I wish I could make more in-person appearances with my Advocate group and wiki users in general, but with a population of ~50k, it is nearly impossible for myself or my team to handle all the requests for appearances, let alone even a few of them.
In the past three weeks:
231 out of 535 Advocates have taken the step to join the community I set up in Jive (some with prompting, some without)
I've written 11 blog posts (inclusive of a "Manage your online presence at work" (see Example Blog: Manage Your Presence) and a 7-part series on "how to move your wiki content from our old platform to Jive")
I've been able to highlight great Advocate-generated content, including "how-to's" and a "old wiki vs. jive comparison"
Had one Advocate guest-blogger highlighted on the Advocate community, with more lined up
Hosted navigation demos and office hours
Kicked off a 'weekly challenge' for Advocates to complete
So there you have it. In the upcoming weeks, we will be putting emphasis on blogging, and making sure our bloggers know about the platform & the training materials available. Our company-wide announcement is in early July, so there will be additional efforts put toward training materials that our team is putting together, as well as marketing and comms emphasis that our great comms team is working on.
So for those of you who have already been through this. . .does this sound about right? Are the early things I'm noticing similar to what you've noticed with rollout and adoption? Or different?