Youth Quarter: Success and Failure Factors of a Digital Platform for Youth Care Professionals

Margreet B. Michel-Verkerke, Somaya Ben Allouch
2018 Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences   unpublished
The digital platform Youth Quarter is built by youth care organizations with the intention to facilitate youth care professionals to share knowledge. The adoption of Youth Quarter is investigated using the USE IT-adoption-model. Interviews with 27 youth care professionals demonstrated that the main problem they experience is high working pressure. Youth Quarter does not relieve the working pressure nor solves other relevant problems. Youth Quarter is regarded as having little relevance and not
more » ... eeting users' requirements, because of the little content and low number of users. Youth care professionals prefer to consult colleagues, and professionals they know. To increase the adoption, Youth Quarter should reward users by providing up-to-date relevant information and knowledge, and support efficient and effective working processes. Management should share clear goals for Youth Quarter and encourage the use of Youth Quarter, in order to increase the adoption.
doi:10.24251/hicss.2018.385 fatcat:pcfnfcen4vho7jkrnhmx57c2nu