November 14, 2013
For a community of practice, the temptation is always towards the serious. That's serious discussions, serious content, and serious events.
This puts the community into the work (groan!) mental bucket. It's something extra we have to do. It's hard to succeed when people categorise your community into that mental bucket.
Your community joins a long list of tasks...usually at the bottom of the list. It's after e-mail, facebook, writing...
November 4, 2013
We have a template list of conversation starters for each of the five types of communities (action, circumstance, interest, place, and practice).
Each is adapted to the specific community. We've covered this before.
It's not difficult to build up a very large list of discussions to launch your community with (and by launch, we mean initiate and then...
Oktober 22, 2013
We can separate current community efforts into three distinct categories.
These are the host-created model, audience-created model, co-creation model, or support-model.
The Host-Created Model
"We build it for you”
This is the standard organization-driven approach. An organization builds a community for its target audience. This is usually a singular community identity, often with sub-groups,...