Organizational Performance and Learning (OPAL)

Someone in your organization has a case for collaboration. Perhaps you are looking for leveraging the productivity of existing networks in your organization or taking advantage of the internet to consolidate and spread knowledge.

There are many reasons why working together on the internet can change your organization for the better. Whether it is in a team or in a community, with 20 or 20 thousand members.

Most KM solutions that focus on collaboration are constraint in the way they work for your organization; they key difference that we work with is that we work with the human rather than the technical (IT) side. If you wish to have a collaborative solution for your people, make sure that the result works for them. They are, after all, the critical factor in the success of any collaboration incentive.

To be short – efios focuses on the human side of collaboration, works with the customer rather than for the customer and will help you to keep it simple where possible and leave room for more complex collaborative solutions.

efios lays out two types of web based collaboration projects: the virtual teams (which are focused on an outcome, a goal) and the communities (continuous, focus on problem solving or knowledge sharing).

Depending on what your needs are, we have prepared more information on both these types on this website. Each type has its specifics for getting started and maintenance, as well as an own life span, but there are things in common. And complimentary features as well.

Teams
Purpose: accomplish tasks
Boundary: the project
Owner: people that have a role in the project or task
Lifespan: ends when the task is completed or project ends

Communities
Purpose: create, extend and develop knowledge
Boundary: identification with the group, belonging, commitment.
Owner: experts of a certain expertise
Lifespan: evolve and grow organically and last as long as there is value and relevance