A successful corporate social network relies on the success of each group composing it. A group brings together a specific audience to achieve a common goal or need: getting informed, sharing knowledge, solving a problem, monitoring, working on a project are some of these objectives.

The group is often the online extension of an existing activity or an activity that you want to develop by taking advantage of digital assets: no barriers of space, time, the ability to be connected altogether, ...

There are different types of groups: announcement group, project group, business group, thematic group, group associated with a process. Discover their main characteristics below.

Information / announcement group

This is a space for information sharing and exchange. It can be a general announcement group for all members, or announcement groups by geographical location within the company. These groups are usually open and accessible to all. You can find a General group, accessible by default to all members registered on your platform.

Find out about these groups in your organization:
What are the different geographical locations within your organization? 

Project group

It is a group whose purpose is the completion and / or monitoring of a project over time, bringing the involved team together. The group plays an essential role in sharing information and documents on a daily basis as well as in general communication, especially in a context of multi-site teams or nomadic workers.

Find out more about these groups in your organization:
On which new projects can talkspirit be a good support and facilitate collaboration?

Group associated with a job / service or function

This type of group promotes mutual aid and the sharing of information/knowledge within a team, a department or a service sharing the same job in the organization.

Discover these groups in your organization:
What are the existing means of information and exchange? Are there mailing lists that could be replaced by a group?

Group associated with a theme, an expertise

This group will facilitate the sharing of information and knowledge on a given topic in a cross-organizational manner. 

Examples of thematic groups are a market monitoring group or business plan work groups.

Find out more about these groups in your organization:
What are the organization's key projects? Is there a strategic business plan organized thematically? 

Group associated with a marketed product or service, a process

This group brings together the resources involved in the marketing, production and support of a product or service, a process with the aim of sharing information, mutual aid and continuous innovation, in a transversal way within the organization. 

It encourages the circulation of information by breaking down the barriers between teams and facilitates synchronization in the context of teams that do not share the same business applications.

Discover these groups within the organization:
How do different teams work together today? How can we break down organizational barriers by facilitating collaboration among teams? 

Create your groups using talkspirit

On talkspirit, groups can be created by the administrator and/or registered members according to the preferences set. A group is described by a title, a short description, a visual, an audience you invite and a privacy perimeter. 

Open groups are accessible to all members. Restricted groups can be private or secret. A secret group is visible only to invited members. The manager(s) of a group access the administration functions of their group in a control panel. 

Good practice:

When defining the architecture of your groups, opt for a "fine" division of your groups as opposed to "hat" groups mixing different types of content and for which your members will be reluctant to remain subscribers.

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