2008 Tribalization of Business Study
Beeline Labs, Deloitte and the Society of New Communications Research have produced “2008 Tribalization of Business Study“, the first study of its kind to learn from the early experiences of more than 140 organizations on how theyâ€™re managing communities, measuring success, and deriving business benefits. The survey and interviews examined online community initiatives at a mix of business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies, as well as non-profits, with communities ranging from fewer than 100 members to more than 10,000 members.
The Wall Street Journal published recently a reaction on the report, entitled “Why most online communities fail”:
“Thirty-five percent of the online communities studied have less than 100 members; less than 25% have more than 1,000 members â€“ despite the fact that close to 60% of these businesses have spent over $1 million on their community projects.”
(via FreshNetworks and FutureLab)
[…] There has been a lot written this last week about the Deloitte report into online communities (the 2008 Tribalization of Business Survey), in particular driven by a Wall Street Journal blog entry discussing how online communities fail. I wrote about this on our blog (here) and that article was also republished by FutureLab and Experientia. […]