Many organizations that are using SharePoint doesn’t eplored it fully. So, the question is, “Why did you purchase SharePoint, and why are you not taking advantage of what it can do?”
Perhaps the answers are hidden in the fact that organizations report their SharePoint implementations are not a success (40%), according to this same research study. The reasons cited for this are:
- Inadequate user training (~67%)
- SharePoint is hard to use (~65%)
- Lack of senior management support (~64%)
So, if users are not trained, and not using it, and senior management is not fully committed, it stands to reason that there will be a diminished interest in expanding SharePoint and exploring how much it will offer. It is easier to go find something else.
What to think about
If your SharePoint deployment is stalled, or failing to add new value, identify the reasons and develop a plan of action to resolve them. Confirm with senior management what role SharePoint plays in the organizational strategy for enterprise content management (ECM), document management (DM), records management (RM), and collaboration. Then focus on those areas and plan and budget for training and system enhancement.
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