As part of a wider study into motivation theory, I’m currently researching ways in which different communities help to satisfy their members’ need for competence.
A few things that spring to mind are
- Encouraging peer-to-peer or group brainstorming of individual problems
- Encouraging members to teach or share knowledge (perhaps offering them the opportunity to host a webinar or be on a panel)
- Highlighting amazing member achievements
- Having areas for newbies and advanced members so that people are being challenged optimally for their level of experience
What do you do in your communities?