one of the prime rules of blogging has to be that good information can come from just about any source. while going through my email, i decided to click on what was obviously an unsolicited newsletter from a vendor. the concept of an enterprise wiki sucked me in. i'm not sold on that idea.
but what did make me want to blog was ideas raised in another article in the newsletter entitled three rules for sharing informal knowledge. the author suggests that the three defining qualities of information found in blog (which imho would have been the better title for the article) are:
he then goes on to say:
when companies start to take seriously the idea that something written in an informal tone can be just as valuable as something that has been copy edited and when they start to get comfortable with the self-correcting effect that comes when knowledge workers share information they will be amazed how much more powerful their information resources will be.
i think he hits on a couple of concepts that are barriers to adoption by most organizations. first, corporate control of information. there have been several recent articles companies trying to control blogs/bloggers (apple suing bloggers for releasing information on tiger or the delta flight attendant fired for blogging about her travels.) i'm not going to weigh in on right or wrong, but leave it at i don't think many companies, particularly their legal departments are ready to relinquish control of information. hit the continuation below to read the rest.