Articles about communities of practice, CoP

How to differentiate a community from a team?
Are they managed differently?
How to identify which is which?

In many companies, the trend is towards digital and network-based operation. Corporate social networks allow to create communities at the touch of a button. Managers replace the word “organization” with the word “community” in their communication (HR community, IT community…).

Why is the ROI of my community so difficult to measure? How can I demonstrate the value of my community of practice to my management?

Many managers believe that communities in companies are not working. Through two short stories, this article illustrates the six key success factors for a community and the benefits.