The social intranet is an excellent place to find colleagues with expertise you are looking for. In this episode of Collaboration Girl vs Village Idiot, it looks like our hero may be finally starting to convince her nemesis.
About six months into the social intranet emplementation process, it was clear that lots of employees were reading but not contributing. Our team felt this was a legitimate way to for employees to use Jive but we still aimed to encourage them to start contributing content and participating.
In this episode we highlighted some of the other types of activities in our 'Global Village' intranet and were careful not to label the 'readers' as 'lurkers'. I'm pleased to say that many of our 'readers' are now becoming 'collaborators' and 'contributors'.
The ACE Group internal community, for 17000 employees across 53 countries, is called ACE Global Village.
We are encouraging usage of Jive via a cartoon series (with a superhero theme) called 'Collaboration Girl vs Village Idiot'. The cartoons have been helpful in engaging employees about the benefits of ACE Global Village and expected behaviors. Translated in Thai, Indonesian, Chinese (two versions), Korean, Vietnamese and Spanish, the cartoons have been distributed both online and as posters around our network of offices.
Starting today, I'll regularly post episodes of the cartoons in the Jive Community. Here is the first installment.