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-===== Manager Lockdown ===== +====== Manager Lockdown ======
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-==== What is it? ====+
  
 This pattern refers to the situation where a manager takes ownership of certain wiki content which is particularly visible and unintentionally discourages people from changing their content. The result //can// be that other wiki users who wish to contribute become hesitant about what content can and cannot be edited. This pattern refers to the situation where a manager takes ownership of certain wiki content which is particularly visible and unintentionally discourages people from changing their content. The result //can// be that other wiki users who wish to contribute become hesitant about what content can and cannot be edited.
  
-==== How do I notice it? ====+===== How do I notice it? =====
  
   * Managers or anyone '​above'​ your peer group in the corporate hierarchy start to control the front end pages to the wiki.   * Managers or anyone '​above'​ your peer group in the corporate hierarchy start to control the front end pages to the wiki.
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   * You have a set of managers or team leads using a wiki who are responsible for a disproportionate number of the edits happening.   * You have a set of managers or team leads using a wiki who are responsible for a disproportionate number of the edits happening.
  
-==== How do I fix it? ====+===== How do I fix it? =====
  
 Make sure peer groups of users have their own areas where they can contribute and edit the content of their peers. Creating a wiki/​space/​area targeting the interests and activities of a peer group gives contributors a 'safe zone'. Make sure peer groups of users have their own areas where they can contribute and edit the content of their peers. Creating a wiki/​space/​area targeting the interests and activities of a peer group gives contributors a 'safe zone'.
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 Wikis are great platforms providing a lot of functionality for content management. Because of this, they can be used as the basis of public corporate websites as well. In this case, //Manager Lockdown// will most likely happen for the particular wiki/space that contains the public content. When a wiki is used for commercial purposes/​corporate sites, then the fear of //​liability//​ for content being published as official endorsement by a company can restrict and confuse users about what a wiki is really meant to be used for. Wikis are great platforms providing a lot of functionality for content management. Because of this, they can be used as the basis of public corporate websites as well. In this case, //Manager Lockdown// will most likely happen for the particular wiki/space that contains the public content. When a wiki is used for commercial purposes/​corporate sites, then the fear of //​liability//​ for content being published as official endorsement by a company can restrict and confuse users about what a wiki is really meant to be used for.
  
-==== Related Patterns ==== +===== Related Patterns =====
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-==== Further Reading ​==== +
  
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manager_lockdown.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/28 16:06 by splitbrain