Struggle with a fragmented landscape of internal platforms. Country Email List Research shows that within most organizations there are even more than three platforms to connect employees (Evolve, benchmark internal digital media, 2018). These are often Country Email List initiatives initiated by the organization. Think of an intranet or Microsoft 365 in combination with so-called gated communities in WhatsApp, Slack, LinkedIn and Facebook groups . On the one hand, there Country Email List is growth of communities. On the other hand, there is the fragmentation of platforms and little attention for community management.
As a result, there is hardly any insight into and Country Email List overview of what is happening in the communities. And to what extent a contribution to the intended goals of connectedness is realized. Illustration of laptop with people sitting in online community A safe environment for open interactions In addition, a community manager not only ensures Country Email List connection, but also safety. Not all employees enjoy communicating, sharing knowledge Country Email List and collaborating Country Email List when all colleagues can watch, judge and sometimes even judge. Peter Haan already wrote about this in his blog ' Gated communities – when everything happens in closed communities on different platforms '. But no matter how safe such a gated community feels, it contributes less to the overall sense of belonging in the organization, because it reaches a relatively small group.
And we know that the more employees post and Country Email List interact with each other, and the larger the group reading this, the more connected there is. The community manager can guarantee and promote the feeling of safety among employees, so that they can also freely enter into discussions with each other and share stories and ideas in open groups. Internal Country Email List community manager as a connecting factor Internal communities can offer a solution to the issue of connectedness in a hybrid situation. But only if there is also a community Country Email List manager to guide the community. It is then necessary for the traditional community manager to act as a more strategic connector.