Community manager musings is a series of occasional posts looking at the roles and skills of community managers – usually within science.
Nurturing and growing a successful community of practice is a delicate balance of activities where the intention is to create a vibrant group of members interested in honing their craft in a particular domain that they share.
Communities can fail for any of a number of reasons – but in communities of practice Wenger et al., mention four key causes that are due specifically to how the community manager’s role is carried out.
- Balance between public and private spaces
- Pro-active networking
- Technical / domain knowledge