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Understanding Employees’ Willingness to Contribute to Shared Electronic Databases

This is a framework that analyzes what it takes for staff to contribute to a shared databases.

This framework suggests that we understand employee information contribution as the outcome of three key organizational processes:
a) the process of costs-benefits analysis in which employees assess their personal welfare in the organization,
b) the process of organizational identification (OI) in which employees form their relationship with the organization, and
c) the process of collaboration in which employees work together and develop positive or negative orientations toward collaboration.

[thanks The Workplace Blog]

Dennis McDonald has a complementary post on Introducing Collaboration Technologies to the Enterprise. His advice:

"...the successful introduction of collaboration tools into an organization requires a carefully managed campaign and project plan that incorporates multiple skills including marketing, sales, training, technology management, and good old fashioned leadership."

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