Benjamin Greenberg of non profit organisation Physicians for Human Rights has posted a really good presentation onto Google Docs that he developed internally to explain the benefits and the hows of internal blogging. I really like the email argument on the slide pasted here. The more we can siphon off the non-time sensitive stuff into channels that are more suited to them, the more we’ll be able to calm the raging torrent of email that threatens to drown us. And don’t forget to click through on the “review” link on the last slide – a nice reminder of how simple this should be.
There are other ways that blogs are better than emails for collaboration, of course – for example, if most of your team collaboration is by email, when team members come and go, new people don’t have a common point of reference for what went on before they arrived. Blogs enable them to gather context quickly. But I like the straightforward simplicity of this presentation.
Thanks to Beth Kanter for this find.
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