Using Intrinsic Motivation to Drive SharePoint Adoption
Are you trying to motivate your SharePoint users using a carrot and a stick approach to adopt your solution? Or, are you deploying a platform and hoping business users will get creative with the possibilities? This video examines the science behind human motivation, provides guidance on the difference in impact behind these two techniques and explains the importance of intrinsic motivation.
I wonder if it would be possible for self organizing teams of business users to apply for a “time grant” in their organizations to create a business solution built on SharePoint and other related technologies. Grants could be selected by a set of objective criteria outlined in a business case, such as time saved, ease of maintenance, ease of execution, positive impact on the customer experience, or fulfillment of strategic goals. The team of business users could partner with a business analyst from IT to design the solution, and SharePoint technical experts could build the solution to ensure quality. I think these types of agile project teams will be the future of SharePoint, and it seems they might increase the quality of people’s work experience through intrinsic motivation as well.
h/t Jeff Shuey