Dive Right In: Engaging Your APEX Colleagues

By Alyssa Bokelman, communities and collaboration manager, Alliance

Have you ever been at the edge of big, beautiful pool, but were hesitant to test the waters? More often than not, once you dive in, it's exhilarating!

Taking part in myAlliance discussions can be a similar experience. Participants sometimes dip their toe into an Alliance Peer Exchange (APEX) group, and then back away when they receive little response from group members. They key is to dive in and stay awhile: Sometimes frequent immersion is necessary before dialogue truly begins to flow.

Taking that first step is critical. Once you’re in, you’ll find an assortment of thought-provoking ideas and unique approaches swirling around you, whether you are posting a request or looking for an opportunity to share your knowledge and experience. Your own thoughtful reflections add value to our network and may just be the spark that ignites a deeper, more productive discussion, or helps a fellow group member tackle their own challenges.

The old adage is true: Out of sight – out of mind. The next time you see a myAlliance discussion post that piques your interest, or you have an incredible idea you just have to bounce off your peers, log on and share your knowledge and insight with others. Conversely, whenever you need some outside perspective on a challenging issue, don't hesitate to post your question to myAlliance.

To help, we’ve provided tips on ways to enhance the myAlliance experience as well as integrate the platform into your daily routine.

Relevant comments and posts are always welcome. And remember: Diving in is a lot more exciting than just watching from the edge of the pool!

Participate in APEX groups and other discussions on myAlliance by logging in. (Use the same login that you use to register for webinars and conferences.)

Date Posted: 
Tue, 2 May 2017

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