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Workshop on Motivational and Cultural Barriers to Knowledge Sharing at M&C 2011


Together with the Institute for Software Technology at the Bundeswehr University in Munich, Germany and Joanneum Research in Graz, Austria, MATURE organized a workshop at the Mensch & Computer conference 2011 in Chemnitz, Germany.
The main goal of the workshop was to identify challenges and opportunities of motivational and cultural barriers for Enterprise 2.0 settings. At the end of the day the participants created a Social Software Guideline for the introduction and implementation of social software in organizational settings. Some of the points of this guideline are outlined below:
  • Efficient communication as a goal of Enterprise 2.0 can lead to significant benefits regarding to avoid information overload and thus leading to less frustration
  • Efficient knowledge transfer can help to connect experts and therefore help to let the knowledge  and information be spread more easily among the interested individuals. This can support in terms of optimization the team building process and the identification of critical resources e.g. at the beginning of a project.
  • Participation of employees can help to foster communication and build an innovation-friendly organizational culture to raise autonomy and competence, besides awareness and transparency
 A complete coverage of the workshop (in German) can be found at the workshop web site.