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This wiki is tailored for employees of Your People Professionals to easily locate and extract information regarding company policies and procedures. 

The Pros and Cons of a Wiki Page

Consider implementing a wiki if:

  • You want to establish a company intranet quickly and cheaply without sacrificing functionality, security, or durability.
  • You want to publish a range of corporate documents in one universally accessible location and let employees manage those documents with a minimum of effort, lag, and risk of redundancy.
  • You want to manage and organize meeting notes, team agendas, and company calendars.
  • You need a project management tool that is cheap (if not free), extensible, and accessible through any Web browser.
  • You need a central location where shared documents can be viewed and revised by a large and/or dispersed team.

A wiki might not be right for your organization if:

  • You need to use complex file formats. Some wiki platforms can support only text or HTML files. Consider using a PHP/SQL-based wiki platform that can handle robust file types. Avoid wikis based on PERL.
  • You don't have a staff member who can take responsibility for its use. A wiki is only as good as its ontology (or the search engine it uses). You will need somebody who can establish conventions for naming pages and maintaining links.
  • The collaborative format isn't appropriate for your group or workplace. Peer review is not always the best solution for content management.
  • You're looking for an exchange of views. Wikis are not the best tool for airing opinions or carrying on conversations. If that's your primary goal, use a blog instead.

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