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What is a MyWiki workspace?
MyWiki workspace is a password protected area within Energypedia for your working group or your department. Only users which are authorized by you can enter your MyWiki space. In this area you can work together on documents, share information with your colleagues and make your work more effecient!
Advantages of Wikis
If you want your own wiki workspace where you can work with your colleagues on confidential issues or if you just want to have the benefits of a wiki for your organization or project do not hesitate to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hier sollen ein paar nützliche erste Schritte für Instanzeigner dokumentiert werden:
Design your own main page
create/ edit the Navigation
- Startseite editieren (sollte am besten Standardmäßig bereits ein Layout haben, das komfortabel per Rich Editor bearbeitet werden kann)
- Sidebar editieren
- Erste Kategorien erstellen und "Portale" (=Kategorieseiten) einrichten
- Einen Begrüßungs-Newsblog-Eintrag erstellen
- Empfehlung, nicht mit einem leeren Wiki beginnen, Struktur vorgeben, etc.
Idee: Ein Link von den neuen Instanzen könnte auf dieses Help-Portal verlinken.
Never start with an empty Wiki!
Before additional users are invited to the MyWiki, a structure (navigation, start page and categories) should be created. Since each user is interested in a benefit coming from a wiki, some article should already in the MyWiki before opening it. Here the well-known knowledge-management wisdom counts: “The more benefit, the more effort users are willing to invest”; consequently the reverse conclusion is: no benefit = no willingness to invest effort.
How should the Wiki be used?
To gain the greatest benefits from a wiki, existing inefficient processes should be taken on by the wiki (for instance emails to many recipients, agenda and decisions, shared ToDo-lists etc.). The wiki should not be introduced in addition to existing inefficient processes, since this means more work for the user in the first place.
Inspiration for using wikis for project management
Processes should be transferred to the Wiki little by little
Users need some time to discover the advantages of a wiki. Consequently, one should not organise all processes via the wiki from the first day on, but give the users time to become acquainted with the wiki.
Using the Newsblog as a Newsletter
The newsblog in the MyWiki can be used as a newsletter, since each user receives a notification of new articles in the newsblog via email. Thereby, news can be posted in the newsblog of the wiki and all users are informed automatically.
The advantages of a wiki over classic, in particular email based, project- and knowledge management are evident. However, users need time to get acquainted to the wiki and to change old habits. Users need to experience the advantages of the wiki, which can take a while.
Pages in category "MyWiki"
The following 7 pages are in this category, out of 7 total.