Wow, What a Nice Wiki If you are an Internet user there is no doubt that you have come across the site called Wikipedia. This site offers a cornucopia of information on any possible topic that is more accurate than anything you could find in the Encyclopedia Britannica. This site is a place where people can collaborate about anything and everything quickly. In fact, the word wiki itself means fast in Hawaiian according to the New York Times. So, in order to collaborate with your staff fast have you considered using a wiki for your business. This idea came to me after using a wiki from pbwiki.com in class working on a project together. With all of us commuting to school and the price of gas rising we were able to update our assignment easily and get feedback from our classmates on any ideas for the project withou leaving the comforts of our home. Using this site not only let us collaborate easily we also got our assignment done faster than the rest of the class. In the workplace you can use this with colleagues from all over the world posting case studies, acronyms, and different codes for our web development projects. This would be considered a more private wiki, but the concept is identical. The nice thing about this is that you pull saved files from the wiki rather than our own hard drive. The reason for this is that you never have to redo your steps. One quick note, make sure you track your changes in a Word or Excel application. For your business consider these situations to use a wiki: When you have a new sales campaign, marketing campaign, new products, and customer service solutions. You can use this tool to inform your employees of the changes and receive their feedback. Your employees can communicate to each other what works and doesn't work at the same time you can overlook the conversation to see what needs improvement. If you have employees that never see each other this is the perfect way to get everyones input quickly and efficiently. There are a few other ways to utilized wiki's which I plan on discussing in the near future, but for a jump start training checkout the book Wikinomics. It has numerous case studies and multiple ways that it can be used in the business world. The true question is what will it take to get your business to use a wiki? How do you think it would be useful to you? If you have questions on this topic please feel free to contact me below or by email. If you have any questions or need advice on getting a consultant please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org I am in my last year of Accounting and Economics & Finance. I have worked for any industry out there from farming, fast food, retail, cold calling, personal lending, and consulting. I am young in age, but experienced well beyond my years. I now own three companies and I host my own radio show while wearing many other hats throughout the community. If you have any questions or would like help with your small business please check out my site or email me at Business on the Mound If you are an entrepreneur please Come & Pitch Your Business or give suggestions to other small business owners in the business world.
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