I'm interested in what you thought the barriers were, and what you thought were the most successful / alluring aspects of Clearspace for adoption. For both, was it the tools, usability, or external factors (utility of content, forced or soft abandonment of former repositories, etc.)
IMHO, the biggest barrier for adoption was ourselves. At a human level, there are some of who felt change was unnecessary. Generally these workers have a personal stake in our tradional methods, especially those around internal collaboration and decision making.
Some of the activities that have helped with adoption include:
- Clear sponsorship from C-suite
- Selecting the right pilot effort
- Communicating the change and providing context / rationale for change
- Providing timely training, education, and support
For our company, the most successful aspects of Clearspace for adoption are the ability to share intelligence, locate centers of excellence, capture knowledge inside the enterprise, and manage document versions. I also very much enjoyed the online socialization / culture that Clearspace enabled.