Online communities of practice—groups of individuals that come together to achieve both individual and group goals—have become popular the in higher education space, and recently we’ve explored how they can benefit local governments, as well. According to EDUCAUSE, communities of practice in higher education have resulted in improved connections between individuals, increased knowledge sharing, enhanced communications and organizational development.

In government, the same benefits can be realized, along with other broad goals such as internal collaboration, crowd-sourced problem solving and citizen engagement.   In fact, there are many areas where communities of practice can deliver results for local government organizations. The SlideShare below details a few specific use cases:

Want to learn more about this new trend? Download your copy of the new report from the Center for Digital Government about the power of building online communities of practice in local government.

New Call-to-action

Some of the products and services listed on the Laserfiche Solution Exchange were not developed by Laserfiche. The recommendations and opinions expressed on the Laserfiche Solution Exchange are those of the person or persons posting the recommendations only, and they do not necessarily represent Laserfiche's opinion or recommendation of the product or service being reviewed. Laserfiche disclaims all liability resulting from your purchase or use of any non-Laserfiche software product or service listed on the site.