In digitally mature organisations we are used to seeing strong communities of engaged, self-selecting members gathered around a shared purpose beyond that of their day to day jobs. Organisational communities thrive because they add an extra dimension to the organisational structure, and can increase the number of connections each individual has across the organisation’s network.
I recently came across The Workplace – a question and answer site for people who go to work.
It’s built on the Stack Exchange platform – which has considerable success in building knowledge communities, particularly around techy topics. I personally find the WordPress one an invaluable resource.
In The Workplace, people are asking questions about how to deal with job interviews, difficult conversations with colleagues, bad managers and how best to use certain tools and processes.
It’s a fun idea and certainly seems to resonate with a big group of people as it is a fairly active community. Why not take a look?
I find this stuff so you don’t have to:
- Delivering alpha performance reporting dashboards | Digital Health
- Origami – Design prototyping with Quartz Composer (free from Facebook)
- Daring Fireball: Microsoft, Past and Future – excellent read
- Splat the rat – our never ending web rationalisation | Digital Health
- The endemic flaw in the BBC’s digital transformation program – via @euan
- Queen’s Park: home of London’s first parish council
- How our workshop game confirmed all digital adoption is personal – @davidwilcox
- Health care, technology and the NHS | Tinder Foundation
- Work Place « Public Strategist – from @pubstrat
- The IC Space – “the place for Internal Communication professionals across government” via @comms2point0