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Michael Sampson recently commented on a statement that SharePoint 2013 had an increased focus on encouraging user adoption.
Michael rightly points out that:
“improvements in features may reduce barriers to usability, but the encouragement of user adoption per se is up to people in the organization who are introducing SharePoint.”
I wholeheartedly agree with Michael on this. Bells and whistles (aka features) can seem to be enticing to new users, but without strong top-down enthusiasm for a product/way of working, with a real business application, the chances of user adoption are considerably less.
In his post, Michael also mentions his collaboration strategy book and his user adoption book. I will be open here – I have not read them…yet.
However, I know what I’ll be asking Santa for this Christmas year.