Iâ€™ve already covered some of this in my last post Itâ€™s not always obvious, but a friend who works in local government IT recently asked me â€œhow do you get started with a wiki?â€ He has just installed an instance of MediaWiki for his department, and is faced with â€˜blank page syndromeâ€™. So here are a few ways I hooked into the corporate wiki and in turn inspired others follow suit:
- A personal bio describing who I am, what I do and links to current work/involvements
- A link to the personal bio in my email signatures and presentations
- Meeting agendaâ€™s (link sent with invite)
- Meeting minutes
- Project outlines
- Project landing pages (or shop fronts) linking off to all project resources/info
- Status reports
- Definitions of work
- Definitions of systems
- Thereâ€™s lots more, but you get the ideaâ€¦
The personal bio was the catalyst for my rapid wiki take-up. Having links to blank pages for things I am working on really got the ball rolling and provided the starting point I personally needed. It also helped me get a lot more organised (which there is always room for).
I think this post will get renamed â€˜Getting started with corporate wikis part 1â€™ as there are loads more examples I can drill down on, but for now I hope that helps you Toby!