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Real Effort is Required to Motivate End Users to Adopt SharePoint

Rehmani Consulting, Inc. offers a unique set of video training content specifically targeted to end users of SharePoint 2010: SP101 – The Basics: SharePoint End User Training for Readers, Members & Subsite Owners. We have specifically developed this set of training content to attend to what we see, clearly, as popular technical training requirements with enterprise efforts to hasten user adoption of SharePoint computing processes.

In fact, real effort is required to motivate end users to adopt SharePoint. If the rationale for this observation is elusive, take a look at an article written by Scott Robinson and published on the TechRepublic web site, You think you use SharePoint but you really don’t. This article very effectively summarized, for us, some of the real work facing almost any organization committed to successfully capitalizing on two features of SharePoint — Libraries and Lists — for business users.

As Mr. Robinson points out, the best way to help business users to drop file folders for SharePoint Libraries is to “Eliminate folders altogether” (quoted from Mr. Robinson’s article on TechRepublic. We do not think it will be very easy for most organizations to follow on this dictum. After all, simply consider the depth to which most organizations have used file folders to store information. In all likelihood a massive amount of information is already stored in file folders. The task of migrating this information over to SharePoint Libraries will likely be a massive one. Certainly video training content like our set of training videos on SharePoint Libraries can be very helpful, but a necessary preliminary (as we see it) is to motivate end users to pursue training as the result of the kind of cogent explanation that Mr. Robinson does make in his article. The missing link is the cogent explanation. Unfortunately, we think that many organizations are in need of cogent explanations for why some SharePoint features are valuable and, in actuality, not that difficult to implement.

So what is an organization to do that is need of a set of cogent explanations but, nevertheless, must move along. We think that an organization in this condition should strictly follow the principles of:

  1. Establishing a Governance Plan for SharePoint
  2. and Building a road map for a successful implementation

in order to synthesize a set of cogent explanations that will uniquely equip business users to change processes. Once a workable, realistic governance policy for SharePoint has been established, and a road map has been built that details each of the steps required to successfully deliver a working computing environment, business users will likely join the effort. Unfortunately, very few organizations achieve these two milestones. If your organization cannot afford failure, please consider contacting Rehmani Consulting, Inc. for your SharePoint adoption needs. You can either telephone us at +1 630-786-7026 or contact us via email with any questions you may have about this video, the InfoPath 2010 set, and possible applications for individual as well as organizational-level viewing and use.

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