A new Swedish book about intranets was released today. It is not everyday that happens.
The title of the book is "Intranät som skapar värde", which can be translated to "Intranets that create value".
The book consists of a number of chapters written by Swedish intranet experts. Each chapter discusses intranets from a certain perspective. Taken together, they provide a comprehensive of what is needed for intranets to create value for organizations - today and in the future.
I myself have contributed with a chapter about what role an intranet can play in the digital transformation of an organization. These are the other contributors and their contributions:
- "Hur mår Sveriges intranät?" - Pierre Du Rietz
- "Service är intranätets strategi" - Fredrik Wackå
- "Intranät som gör skillnad" - Ingrid Domingues
- "Intressenthantering i intranätprojekt – en central framgångsfaktor" - Sara Redin
- "Engagera intranätets användare" - Nils-Erik Gustafsson
- "Kom igång med intranätanalys" - Marcus Österberg
- "Organiseringsprinciper för intranät" - Fredric Landqvist
- "Ett bra intranätsök (hur är det möjligt?)" - Kristian Norling
I personally really like the way the book came about. It started as an idea by Kristian Norling about a year ago. It really took off and turned into a project when Kristian started a community on Google+ and the first contributions were shared. Soon, more contributors joined the community and shared their contributions. The level of activity in the community increased the closer we got to the deadline. Sure, we pushed the deadline ahead a few times, but we were all dedicated to make the book happen.
Although we have been responsible for writing our own chapters, we have helped each other out in different ways, from providing feedback on the contents to proofreading. We used Google Docs to write and review the chapters and shared our writings, discussed different things and coordinated the production in the Google+ community. Not only did it help us turn the idea into a finished product. Along the way we all probably got to know each other a bit better. At least we will have something more in common to discuss the next time we meet. :-)