Let us set some things straight. I’m never going to be an Olympian. Never will I be able to run the 100 meters with a speed of Usain Bolt. Or close to that. But boy, with my group’s last run, we’re going to blast through the run with more grace and coolness than Usain Bolt could do. ( Note: No way, but let me bask in this light )
Why did I compare the blog’s question of the chosen theme to running a hundred meters ?
Well that is fairly simple. Preparation for the one final decisive run takes time. It confuses you, it makes you wonder what to do. The time draws closer, you might panic. “What do you think, how do I prepare, what can I do ?! “
In my most humble opinion ( I’ve been called very bossy ), the afore mentioned stages is what Group 6 went through.
Every week we got thrown a new bone to play with. A new track to run on, new shoes to put on to help us.
It took us a while, but we each have found and agreed on most shoes and which track to run on. I personally take this pair of shoes :
Crowd-sourcing - Limited Edition.
Why ? Oh wait, aside from not remembering the first few shoes ( methods ) crowd-sourcing struck me as my shoes for the following reasons.
Our most respected NGO plans to create a social intranet platform, with social integrity, and the potential to keep changing.
Reason number one: The sole:
The people. How would you create a social intranet platform ? If it were up to me, I’d put some color here and there, functions built according to my preference and be done with it. But that is not the point.
Crowd-sourcing enables the admins ( track layers ) to listen to opinions of others, filter out the most important notions of must-haves and then build a social intranet website according to opinions of what a social website must have. Isn’t that what it is all about ?
Reason number two: The material:
The product has to be sound, it has to be good. The tools have to be right.
A social intranet platform by itself is useless. The functions of what it has to offer makes it what it can be. Again crowd-sourcing will help. Put up the question of what makes “facebook” so great, or what tools a social website for businesses should have.
Five bucks says people will mention tools, or details of the tools in degrees of manners you have never thought about.
Reason number three: The laces for the future:
What would a shoe be without the hold, without the promise that this shoe will survive long and hold on your feet, while you put it up to the final run ?
How can you guarantee the longevity of our NGO’s social intranet platform ?
Thanks to the aspect of evolution and a brain, humans change their opinions and needs. The social intranet platform has to evolve with it. What better way is there to predict, or see what changes have to be done now, or in the coming future, if not with crowd-sourcing ? it allows you to tap vastly into the minds of many and see how opinions will change, needs will change. It allows the admins to prepare the site for further changes along the way and hey.
Preperation is key.