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I'm looking for advice/strategies/tactics to encourage adoption of a new online community at work. Everyone within this "special interest" has been pre-identified and given access. I'm looking for ways to get them to look at new info and eventually make it part of their routine to review regularly (at least weekly). What have you done successfully?

Regrettably, some standard features like email notification of updates are not part of the system. There is a move to personally invite influential commenters, who we hope in turn suggest to friends and coworkers that they read their comments, for grass-roots buzz. And executives are commenting already. In some cases, we can provide managers with guidance for talking with their staffs.

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I don't know of anything out-of-the-box for SharePoint, although that may be in the pipeline. From the purely technical perspective the trend seems to be to keep game elements hosted and managed separately, while getting them integrated into business processes as effectively as possible. This may reflect a residual resistance to the idea of using 'fun' and 'games' in a work setting, or it may be more to do with IT security issues, I'm not sure. Either way I expect to see game elements becoming mainstream functions in enterprise systems within the next couple of years.
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QWERTY keyboard typing comes so naturally to me now, but it’s about time to learn alternate input options to use with wearable devices.
I remember what a challenge it was to learn to type. I took a course taught at my high school in summer school because I couldn’t imagine a whole semester of typing exercises. Now, of course, I type constantly, and I’m pretty...
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Though I walk around with a Fitbit and wear Google Glass, I’m reminded that lagging or cutting-edge technology is not the problem or the solution for communicators. How people interact and collaborate, or don’t, is what we need to measure and act on. With wearable computing and ever-present sensors, people’s interactions are quantified with 0s and 1s. What’s the behavior story that will be useful for communicators? 
With wearables and sensors, we know now that people with more face-to-face interaction had lots of experts to turn to when they had questions, and they completed tasks more quickly. Especially when it’s more than flashy eye...
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Conference call...or face to face? This hilarious video clip puts it in perspective. We've all been here!
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This is hysterical - thank you!
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Adobe doesn't think QR codes are dead either, +Shel Holtz , having just given InDesign users a really easy way to create them directly in InDesign documents of all kinds. And, the QR not only generates a URL, but perhaps an email, business card, or other options.
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Our analysis was that the break even, given the previous cost of upgrades was about 5 years. It would break even faster if we didn't upgrade but who wants old software?

The benefits includes the full suite (which we could never afford to own and upgrade) and nearly continuous upgrades and fixes (several a month). We get to explore new programs, use them on two computers and have access to a massive type library. All win-win for Leske's.

We use a number of Apps and other software; we make use of Ubuntu and GIMP for example, but none of those programs offer the stability and feature set of Photoshop, Premiere and Illustrator. 

We create videos, vines, labels, signs, brochures, and digital signs.
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Have you tested a Twiddler? It's a one-handed gizmo to type on when you're away from your keyboard. 
I remember what a challenge it was to learn to type. I took a course taught at my high school in summer school because I couldn’t imagine a whole semester of typing exercises. Now, of course, I type constantly, and I’m pretty...
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Enjoyed presenting Glass with +Sean Kelly at the Firecat First Friday wearables lunch yesterday. Lively discussions going on in San Antonio.
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We can ask the right survey questions to measure engagement, but that doesn’t completely define what communicators can do to improve collaboration, maintain culture across offices, or manage change. There’s a reason we need to pay attention to wearable computing devices popping up on people at work.
With wearables and sensors, we know now that people with more face-to-face interaction had lots of experts to turn to when they had questions, and they completed tasks more quickly. Especially when it’s more than flashy eye...
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100! We've hit the mark of 100 members today in the Employee Communication Excellence group. To commemorate, how do you describe employee communication in 100 characters or less?

Yes, it's tough, but I'm sure that you--like I--constantly get asked what exactly we do as employee communicators. Let's share our best, concise thoughts.
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I love that our vendor members have definitions for employee communication. What about you corporate communicators out there? Does this ring true on the job for you?
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Employee engagement defined in eight elements. I'm not much on  best-places-to-work lists that seem to exist to promote the sponsor, but this one caught my eye because of the eight categories it evaluates. Is this a valid definition?
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In my opinion they are close. it sounds to me like it includes personal, the interpersonal, team level and organizational. However, instead of just the list, it would have been nice to have a couple examples of what they have done for each of the categories they are evaluating.
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