Social Networking for Knowledge Sharing

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Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal

Social Networking for Knowledge Sharing

All of you know the value of Facebook and Twitter these days. Have you ever thought of such social network within the organization where all can share their work related knowledge and also share personal feelings. It works wonderfully as it is not dependent on organizational hierarchy. Japanese enterprises have successfully done this. But, it works best with a few dedicated persons' voluntary contribution and the organization's moral support for such endeavor.

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Conditions for Establishing a Social Knowledge Network within a Firm

In 'Handboek Communities (p. 46-52, in Dutch) a number of conditions for establishing a social knowledge network within a firm are presented that could be useful:
1. Have an open culture (be as transparent as possible and be honest about things you don't want to disclose)
2. Be prepared to share (start with giving in the conviction that you will eventually get back more from the community)
3. Management involvement (show it is important)
4. Be flexible (internet and audiences are unpredicable, so adapt your project continuously)
5. Accept and use critics (even when they seem/are unfair)
6. Be realistic (only a low percentage of people is willing to actively participate, but for them the fact that lots of passive followers are there is relevant. Take a long term view. Communities are not built overnight nor can you change your company quickly).

  Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal
 

Conditions for Social Networking

The editor has offered some basic conditions for p (...)

  Charles Nonde
Consultant, Zambia
 

Conditions for Social Networking

@Jaap de Jonge (Editor): The sentiments expressed (...)

  Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal
 

Diagnostic and Persistent Effort Might Be Useful

@Charles Nonde: you shared what's happening in you (...)

  MERY
Student (University), France
 

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