Encouraging participation in communities or repositories

Someone on the Taxonomy Community of Practice (TaxoCoP) recently wrote about methods to improve usage of knowledge management repositories. The challenge of encouraging and measuring participation is a tough one. You might build a terrific application with a great taxonomy and people may not use it.

A repository is only as good as the content it contains – in order for it to contain valuable information, people need to contribute. People will not contribute unless they see the value. Think of the creation side of the equation – forums like the TaxoCoP are places where people collaborate and share knowledge. We have great contribution because we have… great contribution… Continue reading