IT Management Slideshow: 10 Tips for Managing Web 2.0 Projects

By Kris Girrell  |  Posted 04-14-2010

10 Tips for Managing Web 2.0 Projects

Get social -Get a smartphone, accounts on Facebook, Twitter, etc. -Web 2.0 (and 3.0) tools have a short learning curve, but don't think that shifting culture happens overnight.

10 Tips for Managing Web 2.0 Projects

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Shift your paradigms about how work happens, about what relationships are and about the many parallel universes of relationships there are. -And shift your paradigms about what leadership is. -Become fast, fluid and flexible enough to jump to different networks.

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Shift the direction of information flow from top-down to bottom-up. -In Web 2.0, leaders serve-they don't direct. -Provide focus and goals, and then allow for ongoing flow of information.

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Resource it. -Find out what's needed most and get the budget dollars. -Implement the right tools, but don't clog the system.

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Eliminate walls and barriers to free flowing information. -Understand how to protect corporate trade secrets. -Build mutual trust and an understanding of branding in Web 2.0.

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Participate at some (any) level. -Get input from your youngest workers.-Decide how you want to lead and when to step in.

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Turn it over to "them." -Your workers probably know more than you about Web 2.0. -Let them run with it, but keep your eyes on the projects.

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Find new ways to engage the rank and file employees in the process of informing, information flow and information capture. -Uncover the (always changing) motivators in this new realm. -Harness the elements of Web 2.0 that will advance the company.

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Don't get tunnel-visioned on just information. -Networked employees are bundles of relationships, conversations and ideas yet to happen. -The best advice: Handle with care.

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Set it on the path of building exponential growth. -Lead by keeping the vision alive and top of mind. -Measure results in terms of performance, speed and capacity.

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