Establishing an effective governance process and structure is essential to success with collaboration at work. Many collaboration technologies are so broad-based they can do anything and everything - governance provides a way of harnessing these capabilities to focus on improving the work processes of the organization.
Explore my work on Governing Collaboration.
Strategies for Governing Collaboration
- Michael's SharePoint Roadmap book talks about governing SharePoint for collaboration, with a focus on a governance structure, decision process, and set of themes.
- How do you fend off a SharePoint invasion if Microsoft SharePoint is not the right technology for your organization? I outline four strategies to embrace.
- What should firms with Lotus Notes and other Lotus software for collaboration do? See Michael's 2010 report on enhancing business collaboration with Lotus software. Governance is a key part.
- Governance has to focus on the right themes and approaches. If governance is focused on optimizing technical settings, no benefit will be gained.
- Governance is about macro-issues with collaboration technology, not micro-issues. Listen in to an October 2010 conversation about collaboration, user adoption, and governance.
Survey Data on Governance
- Who is allowed to create a team site, under what conditions, and with what approach is a governance theme for SharePoint and other collaboration tools. Learn how SharePoint organizations approach Site Creation.