I am thinking of proposing to setup a stack exchange clone at our company intranet. The idea is to have a place where anybody can ask a question about anything work related, especially about our IT systems, in-house software, internal processes and whatnot.
However, I am concerned that the system might be misunderstood, and that some people will feel uneasy about reputation scores. For example some employees who build up a high reputation may feel entitled to bonuses, while some managers may use the low reputation of employees as an excuse to cut their bonuses. Or worse...
Perhaps I can simply hide reputation scores. Then I can't really think of downsides. Can you? Could you argue that the net benefits of having such system will be a great advantage for the company as a whole? Or if not why not?
My questions is NOT about which SE clone to use. It is also NOT about if a forum/wiki/ticketing system is better than an SE clone. The question is the expected impact of adding an SE clone to whatever other systems we may already have. Will such tool be positive or negative or strongly positive for the company? (Overall, as the sum of all things considered)