Over the past several weeks I’ve written a dozen blog posts, each centering around one tip for building a successful enterprise social network (ESN). This post is a simple listing of the links to those 12 posts. I’m sure I’ll revisit the subject and make modifications from time to time. For now, though, these represent the most important tips I would offer to those seeking to have a successful experience in starting or improving an ESN.
I hope you enjoy and benefit from them. I would love to hear your feedback via comments on any of the tips.
- Intro and Tip #1 – Hire a full-time community manager from the start.
- Tip #2 – Commit to it.
- Tip #3 – Get executive buy-in and participation.
- Tip #4 – Have rules, but don’t overdo it.
- Tip #5 – Pick a good platform, but don’t focus on the technology.
- Tip #6 – Avoid Big Launch Syndrome.
- Tip #7 – Encourage business and non-business content.
- Tip #8 – Integrate your ESN where people do their work.
- Tip #9 – Make it easy to access.
- Tip #10 – Train, train, train.
- Tip #11 – Set goals and track progress.
- Tip #12 – Never be satisfied – keep growing.