SharePoint for Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing, and Information Management
SharePoint is an incredibly powerful platform, yet many organizations struggle with using it.
The result is either the "Wild, Wild West of SharePoint," with thousands of team sites, project sites, pages, wikis, and chaos without governance, structure, or management or an overly-controlled environment, one that looks like the minimalist versions of department pages that were once on a public-facing website, with subpages that rarely updated and don't include much information that's terribly useful to internal staff members.
Either scenario typically leads to ill-will towards SharePoint. We hear lots of comments from staff along the lines of "we hate SharePoint," often using far more colorful language. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way.
With some thoughtful planning, a new vision for the future, and a long-term implementation roadmap and governance strategy, your organization can move from the Wild West of SharePoint to a more productive, more efficient SharePoint environment -- and happier staff to go along with it.
How we can help:
- Conducting a review of your organization's existing SharePoint environment -- sites, sub-sites, site collections -- to inventory the current environment, identify hidden pockets of innovation within the existing environment, evaluate what works and what doesn't
- Sharing current best practices about how SharePoint can be used by staff to collaborate, share knowledge, exchange ideas, work together more efficiently and effectively, and help break down organizational silos
- Facilitating brainstorming sessions and blue-sky visioning workshops to develop goals, objectives, and a vision for the future -- how could SharePoint be used in the future?
- Establishing a roadmap for implementing a rebranded, revitalized SharePoint
- Establishing a SharePoint governance strategy, structure, and framework
- Developing a data and analytics plan for SharePoint: what data should be reviewed? How to interpret data from SharePoint? How to glean insights from this data and act on them?
- Developing a new organizational taxonomy to serve as the skeleton connecting SharePoint sites, sub-sites, team sites, project sites, site collections, and more
- Evaluating the metadata used within SharePoint to recommend opportunities for making information assets stored within more findable and discoverable
Contact the FireOak team to turn your SharePoint environment into an efficient and secure place to share internal knowledge.