A presentation about how enterprise social networking can be used to improve the relevance of knowledge and information flows across collaborative networks such as Communities of Practice.
Social Enterprise Search and Discovery
Putting Enterprise Search and Discovery to Work Steve Dale Associate Consultant IDeA Information Management and Collaboration 14-15 May 2008
About the Improvement and Development Agency <ul><li>Receives funding from the Regional Support Grant. </li></ul><ul><li>Sister organisation of (owned by) the Local Government Association </li></ul><ul><li>Works in partnership with councils and regional organisations to provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership (helping councillor’s become better leaders) </li></ul><ul><li>Enables and supports councils in sharing good practice (e.g. Beacons Scheme) </li></ul><ul><li>Incubator for new ideas for improving service and value across the local government sector. </li></ul>
About Local Government <ul><li>Local government in England and Wales employs a workforce of 2.1 million people across 410 local authorities. </li></ul><ul><li>Each authority is working to deliver the same 700 services to their residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Has an annual operating budget of over £83 billion for delivering services. </li></ul>
Suppose that you’re working on a project You need relevant information
You could search the web… … but are you feeling lucky?
… but is it relevant? Most likely, you will find a lot of information….
Your job. Your project. The web does not know your world.
They know you. They understand your needs. Your colleagues could help.
They have so much information you could use. But they’re not around just now
… you could search… What if… ..your colleagues’ favourite websites?
Or search among your team’s documents Sitting on the server… invisible to Google