IBM Connections is in essence a social networking platform for business, designed to improve collaboration and communication. But there are many components available, and the best ROI comes with widespread user adoption. So what are some things that more technical members of your staff can do to increase adoption of IBM Connections within your company or organization?
1. Recognize where resistance comes from; learning curve? resistant to change?
2. Identify transition champions and celebrate success.
Every organization has a few propeller heads that are widely known, and highly respected, because they really know their stuff and manage to remain personable. Get these folks on board, and have them not only explore deeply the IBM Connections features and tools, but charge them to do some point-specific "how-to" training videos or presentations. Specifically target the training along the lines of "how we used to do it, vs how we can now do it, and so much more". Organize these, and of course, make them available in a company-wide IBM Connections community. The technical folks will appreciate the opportunity to lead the way, and the less technical users will appreciate some real-world examples.
3. Eliminate alternative options, specifically the formerly used tools.
Fully embracing all that IBM Connections has to offer is more than an upgrade, it's a journey. Enjoy it!
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