How to get to Intranet 2.0

The Thoughtfarmer blog (I love that name although it scares me slightly ) has an interesting post on how to 2.0 your Intranet. The post is essential 10 steps to Intranet 2.0, whch are...

  1. Blow up the old intranet (okay)
  2. Turn users into authors (basically give everyone editing rights)
  3. Expose the social content of all content (every piece of content should say who created it and where they work)
  4. Make things findable (obvious one this one, good intranets have great search engines)
  5. Send signals when content changes (installs RSS in other words)
  6. Provide scaffolding/a framework to support new content (This is all about structure and about providing something for people to work around rather then create something from scratch)
  7. Hold a barn raising to populate initial content (Essentially - get loads of people in a room and start migrating or creating content)
  8. Make them use it...once (Once they try it...they might like it)
  9. Lead by example (Get someone "senior" to create content)
  10. Get the intranet "in the flow" (If your Intranet is part of a Workflow or you have to go on to your intranet to do something e.g. write a document, people are more like to use it for other things)