Designing Space Hierarchies

One of the first things you'll do when setting up Jive is create spaces and sub-spaces in hierarchies that reflect your community's functional areas or interests.

A good way to design spaces is to match how your company organizes functional teams and projects. For example, at a high level, spaces could reflect organizational divisions. Sub-spaces are likely to reflect organizational subdivisions, but they could also mirror areas of interest or other more informal boundaries. For example, you might create a top-level Sales space for the sales department, then create sub-spaces such as Channel Sales, Business Development, and Direct Sales. Other criteria by which to define sub-spaces include functional area and topic.

As you define spaces, keep in mind: