A lesson I am slowly learning is that when I share other people’s information I tend to encounter more resistance or obstacles than anticipated. The perceived sensitivity is unknown to me until I post. I personally found it difficult to have opinions expressed opposing the open sharing of information. Yet, time was able to work it’s magic and afford me a greater ability to see the situation in a different light. I was not being corrected for my sharing of others’ information. I recognized that the community had a very healthy sensitivity to the nature and confidentiality of posts shared in the online space. Little did I know that my posting would prove and reveal this ideal quality of an online private internal community. I returned after the weekend and offered a sincere thank you. I felt it was deserved.
I have had many requests to think through social and community solutions to the challenges other departments are facing. In these efforts I have found myself immediately wanting to apply a single social tool when the community may need something very different. The process has taken a back seat to my efforts of evangelizing a single tool.