Re: What is cool?

Subject: Re: What is cool?
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 09:49:39 -0400

The only thing that will "make" people participate is a mandate from their
supervisors. If you want to entice them to participate, make it easy to use
with little to no learning curve. It may help to have a handful of gung-ho
people (like yourself and a handful of other people in the company) "seed"
some of the conversations to get things going.


On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 4:30 AM, Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi Whirlers,
> I have to make an intranet portlet (based on IBM Quickr) cool and fun to
> use. It is planned to host the innovation activity and will feature uploaded
> files, talkbacks and blogs. Our IT will deal with the infrastructure, I
> *just* have to translate 'cool' to requirements for them. The goal of the
> portlet is threefold: hold the files presented at meetings, spur a lot of
> discussion around them and, later on, host initiatives based on processes
> that will be established. Piece of cake...right?
> I'm a bit clueless as what is cool these days and what would make people
> participate.
> Any help is greatly appreciated (and shared with the list).
> Erika

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