What is Multi-Group Participation
We regularly experience a tension between doing our day to day tasks along with our local teams or groups, and spending time exploring longer term opportunities, learning new things and meeting new people. It is often the case that our innovative selves are overrun by the pressures of the day-to-day. It is will known that innovation is linked to people who have diverse networks, and Workplace provides an opportunity to interact freely with people from different groups thereby expanding our horizons.
The Multi-group Participation score indicates how much people participate in multiple groups. Being a member of a group without participating doesn't count towards the score. Only active participation (posting, replying or reacting). The score ranges between 0-100:
- 0 - 25: Mostly active in a single group.
- 25 - 75: Mostly active in 2-4 groups.
- 75 - 100: Mostly active in 5 or more groups.
On the Personal Dashboard the report shows the results just for you. When you look at the score for a group it reflects the average scores of all the members in that group.
How to use Multi-Group Participation
First review the groups you are a member of. Are they relevant and interesting? Do you need to join other groups, or even start your own? Then decide which groups you want to really focus on. Being active in 2-3 groups is quite achievable, but being active in 10 is very hard. If you find that there are 3 groups where you can both learn and contribute then you know your score should be in the 25-75 range.
If you run a group and the score for the group is between 0-25 then you know that your group is probably the only one they actively participate in. While that may sound flattering it also means that the members are not able to bring to your group learnings from other groups. Also, SWOOP research have found that when people participate in multiple groups their overall activity levels increase. It could therefore be in your interest to encourage your members to join and contribute to other groups.
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