Corporate Blogging

Phil Windley writes about a panel he’s going to moderate on using weblogs in IT organizations.
” One of the things I’ve noticed is that blogging requires an abundance mentality. I’ve also noted that blogs encourage a culture of candor. How do you develop a culture that supports sharing? Are the cultural properties that support blogging the same ones that support building a first rate IT organization?”
That’s going to be the hard stuff. In today’s economy, people tend to keep information to themselfes, trying to outsmart internal competition. I don’t think that’ll be working, nor do I think it will help make the companies more successful. I had little success introducing blogging or even collaboration tools like Groove in our company, but I’m starting a weblog for an experts group I’m participating in, and maybe I can ransfer the experiences I’m gaining there.