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Project Weblogs – a metaphorical pitch

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My Neighbor and The Value of Project Weblogs from CommonCraft

A nice metaphor to demonstrate the importance of Plogs by Lee LeFever.
I know you don’t like the term :-)

To Quote –

Let’s pretend I was working in a big company and meeting with a team I didn’t know instead of my neighbor. Ordinarily, I would have to walk into the meeting cold and ask questions to understand the team, the goals, the people, the accomplishments, the culture. Most of our first meeting would be devoted to understanding the team and allowing them to understand me- or making uninformed assumptions about one another. Does it have to be this way?

I don’t think it does. If the team used a simple weblog or journal on an Intranet page, they could tell their story on a day-to-day basis, in minutes. They could post what they’ve accomplished, what they’re doing, who they are, why they matter. This information would allow me and countless others in the company to be informed about them and ready to work with the context of their team culture. Much like my meeting with Josh, the weblog would make our time together more productive.

Written by anol

July 8th, 2004 at 9:21 am

Posted in Social Media

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