Intranet Tip: Create a Collaborative Company Dictionary

In brief: Keep your acronym definitions up-to-date and encourage collaboration by setting open permissions on the “company Wikipedia.”

Most companies have loooooong lists of company-specific acronyms and industry jargon. So Oxfam America opened editing privileges to the company dictionary to all employees, while using page version histories to ensure any inaccurate changes were rolled back. The resulting comprehensive dictionary provides new employees with a wealth of information and models effective collaboration.