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Digital Workplace Group sponsors Intranet & Digital Workplace Summit in Chicago, July 29–31 « Digital Workplace Group

The Digital Workplace Group (DWG) will be a sponsor of the first US-based Intranet & Digital Workplace Summit, to take place in Chicago, July 29–31. The conference’s focus on practitioner-based case studies from large organizations aligns with DWG’s commitment to independence and honest peer learning.

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Is your intranet legal? | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I recently wrote about how you should manage your intranet.  A governance framework based on your business requirements is a good approach to take to achieve a well-managed intranet.

Part of your business requirements will need your organisation to comply any laws that apply in any country you operate in.  A strong governance framework will help avoid the risks of non-compliance with all legal requirements in the most effective way.  It is better to look at the bigger picture and be consistent rather than have a local, fragmented, approach....

Source: Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 85 days, 5 hours, 46 minutes ago

Intranet Management Needs a CEO

There is a famous saying that it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a community of people who coach, teach, mentor and care to create a successful company. This is very much the same in regards to the success of your intranet. It takes strategic intranet management and visionary direction for the future of your intranet.

When I think about our company core values and our goals and vision, I see the need to impart to customers that we care about them and that we value integrity and transparency. We need to infuse the passion and heart of our entire team into everything we do. But that alone won’t ensure our success. We ...

Source: Posted by IntranetConnectionsIntranetConnections 83 days, 16 hours, 42 minutes ago

10 Complaints About Your Intranet Portal

Your intranet portal is a valuable tool which helps to connect your employees, collaborate on documents/projects and create content to improve overall business efficiency.  However, if you aren’t getting the engagement you are looking for from your users you may not be harnessing all the advantages your intranet has to offer.

To zero in on the lack of engagement on your intranet and within your company, you may want to check your intranet analytics to determine which areas of the site are getting the least amount of traffic.  Or, add a quick poll or an online survey to your home page to get feedback from your employees.  While...

Source: Posted by IntranetConnectionsIntranetConnections 83 days, 22 hours, 47 minutes ago

20 steps to maintaining an effective intranet

Whether you are responsible for your intranet as part of a team, as part of a broader role or as a full time Intranet Manager, there are a number of things you can do to ensure you have an effective intranet... read more >

Source: Posted by InteractIntranetInteractIntranet 83 days, 21 hours, 53 minutes ago

What are the most popular requirements for a successful intranet?

At Interact Intranet we are very lucky to work with some brilliant customers who are achieving great success across the world with their intranets. Talking with hundreds of different businesses each year allows us get insight into how they are improving the way they work and the results they are achieving through their use of a… read more >

Source: Posted by InteractIntranetInteractIntranet 98 days, 4 hours, 44 minutes ago

Why you should go to Intranatverk 2014 | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Are you going to one of the best conferences in Sweden for 2014?  I’m talking about Intranatverk 2014 of course!

Intranätverk is an intranet conference for those of you who want more than presentations.  You will help to create an engaging, fun and participating conference, where everyone can learn from each other.

Intranätverk 2014 takes place, 20-22 May, 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden at Folkets Hus Konferens.20 May is swedish intranet day, all presentations in Swedish.21 May is the international intranet day and the presentations will be in English.22 May is the works...

Source: Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 100 days, 4 hours ago

10 Ways to Improve Intranet ROI (Part 1)

The soft benefits, the intangible assets that your company or organization acquires, come from many parts of an intranet deployment. They include everything from the convenience of finding documents from a centralized document repository to ease of communication between people, teams and leaders.

However, to truly quantify the money saved (even generated) from an intranet strategy requires a deeper and comprehensive look at how organizations:

  • Seek to Control Expenses
  • Increase Revenues
  • Improve Business Efficiency
Source: Posted by IntranetConnectionsIntranetConnections 103 days, 17 hours, 33 minutes ago

10 Ways to Improve Intranet ROI (Part 2)

Hello Intranet Compadres. I’m back with 5 more ways to improve your intranet ROI with time savings and cost savings.

There is not a single organization that lacks the need to share information and feedback in a timely, effective manner.  From various cohorts who fall outside of the immediate employee groups, such as Board Of Directors, Advisory Groups and Customer Feedback Groups, there is inherent value in tapping these external contributors...

Source: Posted by IntranetConnectionsIntranetConnections 103 days, 17 hours, 31 minutes ago

How to manage your intranet | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

After you have developed a clear intranet strategy as explained in my post ‘How to develop an intranet strategy‘ you then need to follow this with an implementation plan, publishing standards and a governance framework.

While every intranet is different there are some common factors that need to be considered so your intranet supports your business requirements:The size of your organisation will affect how you manage your intranet.  If it is based in one location and you know everyone by their first name then it is likely you can manage your intranet on your...

Source: Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 107 days, 4 hours, 22 minutes ago

4 ways to scope your digital workplace focus

Synopsis: Trying to overhaul your entire digital workplace simply won’t work. Instead, examine these four ways to narrow the scope of your digital workplace improvements.

Source: Posted by EphraimJFEphraimJF 110 days, 22 hours, 41 minutes ago

Chaotic or consistent: What is your intranet experience? | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I recently wrote a guest post on how you can change a chaotic intranet experience into a more consistent and better experience.  I showed how a governance framework that has roles, responsibilities, and publishing standards that are implemented smartly can encourage people to use the tools and information more frequently and deeply with consistent design, features and structure.

You can read ‘Chaotic or consistent: What is your intranet experience?’ here.....

Source: Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 120 days, 4 hours, 19 minutes ago

Will the digital workplace evolve like the intranet did? I hope not.

Synopsis: The evolution of digital workplaces looks similar to that of intranets before them. It’s critical to recognize the patterns, master the success factors and know where the similarities end.

Source: Posted by EphraimJFEphraimJF 120 days, 21 hours, 59 minutes ago

Use your intranet to engage volunteers and remote workers

Geoff Garcia, of March of Dimes, winner of the 2013 Interact Community Influence Award will be doing an online tour of his intranet, ‘Dimension’ to demonstrate great ways you can use your intranet to engage your volunteers and remote workers... read more >

Source: Posted by InteractIntranetInteractIntranet 121 days, 2 hours, 44 minutes ago

Intranet spring-cleaning revisited | Ellen's Digital Workplace

In the past weeks I have asked many users if they still need their sites that are empty or look abandoned. Now we have had a very mild winter in the Netherlands, and the temperatures have not risen dramatically, so there must be different forces at work. ;) But whatever the trigger, I can only conclude that it is time for intranet spring cleaning again!

An interesting post by Mimi Dionne suggests that a cleanup project can very well be managed by the records management department. I think that is a good idea. But even if you have no records management department to help you, cleaning up your intranet on a regular basis is always a good idea that will bring many rewards!

Source: Posted by 122 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes ago

How to develop a mobile strategy | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Recently I posted on how to develop an intranet strategy and how to develop a digital workplace strategy.  One of the key factors either strategy must consider is the growing needs of people who use mobile devices to access information needed to help with their work.  I believe it is so important that it justifies its own strategy to help achieve the full benefits.

When developing a strategy for people who are mobile it is important you consider the following factors....

Source: Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 126 days, 3 hours, 46 minutes ago

The hidden costs of SharePoint

There’s no doubt that Microsoft SharePoint has been a huge success for Microsoft with over one hundred million licenses sold in its history. However, these facts mask the truth about the failed return on investment for many companies, with many discovering the hidden costs of SharePoint during and post implementation. There have been too many… read more >

Source: Posted by InteractIntranetInteractIntranet 127 days, 21 hours, 46 minutes ago

How to develop a strategy for SharePoint | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Recently I posted on how to develop an intranet strategy and how to develop a digital workplace strategy.  I now want to cover SharePoint because it is used by so many organisations.  I have covered in earlier post if SharePoint is good or bad and what organisations need to do to help decide if it is.

This post focuses on a strategy for using SharePoint.  Note it is NOT a SharePoint strategy!  This is a mistake organisations have made and it can have serious consequences.  A strategy for SharePoint needs to consider far more than just implementing technology...

Source: Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 134 days, 4 hours, 12 minutes ago

How to develop a digital workplace strategy - @Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Recently I posted on how to develop an intranet strategy and about Jane McConnell’s report ‘The Digital Workplace in the connected organisation‘.  So it is perhaps inevitable this post is about how you develop your strategy for a digital workplace.

A digital workplace strategy is different to an intranet strategy for the following 5 reasons:

A digital workplace is much wider than an intranet. 

A digital workplace will have a higher profile

The impact of the digital workplace as a business tool

sacred cows

stronger expectation

Source: Posted by adminadmin 139 days, 5 hours, 16 minutes ago

The Digital Workplace in the connected organisation | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I have recently been reading Jane McConnell’s report ‘The Digital Workplace in the Connected Organization‘.  You will have to go a long way and use a lot of effort to find another research report that will be as interesting, insightful and better value for money.  If you haven’t bought a copy then please consider seriously doing so.

What is new this year..................?

Source: Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 148 days, 1 hour, 42 minutes ago
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