So much so that Gartner analyst Kathy Harris predicted that by 2009, 50 percent of U.S. companies will be using wikis.
Rather than being driven by senior management, however, adoption is coming mainly from project managers and department-level executives.
“In almost every big corporation, some group is already using a wiki," said Andrew McAfee, associate professor of technology and operations management at the Harvard Business School.
Wikis, on the other hand, are a more natural way for people to explain their thought processes and get kudos along the way.
“Wikis provide a social incentive to share knowledge," Socialtext CEO Ross Mayfield told internetnews.com. “People don’t like filling in forms, but they enjoy telling stories about their day."