REPORT - measure community progress• Simple things to track: Traffic Registration, conversion Activity• Monitor weekly, analyze monthly• Quality>Quantity• Foster openness What are your business goals, how can an online community help you achieve them? Make this an ongoing conversation with your boss.
RECRUIT - identify & enable contributors• Build trust Get colleagues on board with community efforts Establish relationships with passionate, opinionated members• Develop projects Suggest community contributions for staff Uncover collaboration opportunities with members’ interests• Distribute ownership Assign and manage tasks accordingly• Bonus: network Bounce ideas off others in the field Read blogs, engage, ask for advice (in that order)
RECOUP - get off the grid• Make time for breaks Go for a walk during the day Take at least one full day of the week and not work• Scientifically proven to de-stress: Bananas, turkey Yoga, meditation, therapeutic massage Friends, loved ones, dogs, cats, fish Questions? email Judi Huck