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Strengthen employee engagement while working remotely | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Happy New Year to you!  I hope you had a relaxing break and have recharged your batteries for 2014.

I was recently asked by Simply Communicate to follow up my 2014 predictions with one for internal communications.  Here it is:

Organisations increasingly face the challenge of how to strengthen employee engagement while their workforce increasingly work from remote locations or while mobile. There is a great opportunity for internal communications to take a leading role with developing a plan that addresses these challenges with greater use of communications channels.....

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 282 days, 14 hours, 31 minutes ago

Digital Workplace or digital working? | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

In my last two posts about the digital workplace I have covered an example of how field-based people use the digital workplace. I then covered how people’s perception of the digital workplace should be more than just considering it is for office-based people only.

But is the digital workplace the best term to describe the new ways of working that people are adopting? Is a term like ‘digital working’ a better description than ‘digital workplace’?

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 336 days, 17 hours, 6 minutes ago

The digital workplace is for everyone (not just office-based workers) | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

In my last post ‘BT field-based workers use the digital workplace‘ I talked about the benefits and drawbacks of people who work remotely adjusting to huge changes in the way they work.

It made me think of when I have discussed with clients or people at workshops or after presentations who had the view the digital workplace only affected people in offices or more specifically ‘knowledge workers’. They were surprised this wasn’t the case.

So, let me say now very clearly (big drum roll please) the digital workplace is for all employees......

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 352 days, 15 hours, 22 minutes ago

BT field-based workers use the digital workplace | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I read Jane McConnell’s latest blog post ‘Floor-field workforce: the forgotten people?‘ with great interest. I agree with Jane that office workers are currently the main focus for digital workplace transformations. But there are some enterprises who lead the game for field-based workers.

It reminded me of when I was the BT intranet manager. BT had employees who worked mainly from offices or while mobile or remotely from home or local hubs. I was involved in a project to give everyone, including field-based workers, access to BT’s intranet and developing digital workplace..........

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 364 days, 17 hours, 53 minutes ago

The Digital Workplace Trends 2014 survey is now open! | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

The 8th annual survey – Digital Workplace Trends 2014 – is now open. It will close mid-October. You are invited to participate in the survey and in return you will receive:

A free copy of the “Digital Workplace Trends 2014″ report on 31 January 2014. (This report is commercialized at US$ 530 for non participants.) A customized Digital Workplace Scorecard. The scorecard is calculated based on responses to a selection of questions in the survey. It gives a sense of where the organization is at compared to other similar organizations. (Available in the first part of February.)

The survey will take you from 45 to 60 minutes to complete....

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 401 days, 17 hours, 1 minute ago

Resistance is futile – the digital workplace is coming | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I had the great privilege to present the keynote at the first Intranatverk conference in Gothenburg last month. All my expectations before I went were surpassed. For those of you who didn’t go, you missed a real treat. The good news is Kristian Norling plans to repeat Intranatverk so look out for future announcements!

I talked about how “Resistance is futile – the digital workplace is coming”. Showing how a better way of working – for people and for organisations – using new ways of working like the digital workplace, is something I feel passionately about. Adopting the digital workplace can help improve how we work now and achieve the many benefits other organisations have achieved already.

Why would you choose alternatives with benefits like these?

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 492 days, 15 hours, 47 minutes ago

A great mobile experience needs…. | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

In my previous post in this series on mobile ‘Good governance signals right mobile direction’ I said mobile is one of the key drivers for the transformation of intranets into digital workplaces which could become mobile workplaces but progress is patchy. It is no surprise if I say setting the right direction for your organisation with mobile is critical. Having some good governance principles helps you to continue in the right way and underpin your strategy.

We also need to give people a great mobile experience. But what exactly does that mean? Here are my thoughts on what is needed to achieve this in my last post in this series....

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 499 days, 17 hours, 36 minutes ago

Good governance signals right mobile direction | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

In my previous post in this series on mobile ‘Why you need a mobile strategy‘ I said mobile is one of the key drivers for the transformation of intranets into digital workplaces which could become mobile workplaces but progress is patchy. It is no surprise if I say setting the right direction for your organisation with mobile is critical. Having some good governance principles helps you to continue in the right way and underpin your strategy. Mobile governance principles

You need to have the following in place......

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 505 days, 13 hours, 13 minutes ago

Why not use a wiki to develop policies? | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Ever since organisations have existed there has been a need to manage how their people behave by encouraging, sometimes even mandating, how work tasks need to be carried out and by whom.

There can be various reasons for policies: business, regulatory, and legal are the most common. The way that policies are created, updated, and developed has changed very little in my experience working in or with organisations. There will normally be an owner, champion, or stakeholder who will have overall responsibility for creating and managing the policy throughout its life cycle.

When a policy is created or needs to be reviewed it will normally be the owner who will start some form of a consultation exercise.....

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 560 days, 17 hours, 48 minutes ago

Digital workplace environment benefits examples | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

This is the last in my series of posts showing examples of the savings organisations have made by shifting work to a digital workplace and new ways of working. It draws on my previous posts on how you need to plan your strategy, governance, and management of content, tools, and services for a digital workplace. This is essential to transform your intranet into a digital workplace. My previous posts in this series have covered productivity savings, reduced absenteeism, reduced staff turnover, and property costs savings.

I will be using examples from the Digital Workplace Group‘s report ‘What is the financial value of investing in digital working?‘ that show what organisations taking the right approach can achieve. This example covers how changing to new ways of working can improve your organisation’s green reputation and have a good impact on the environment.....

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 568 days, 18 hours, 1 minute ago

Big property savings examples in digital workplace | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

This is the fourth in my series of posts showing examples of the savings organisations have made by shifting work to a digital workplace. It draws on my previous posts on how you need to plan your strategy, governance, and management of content, tools, and services for a digital workplace. This is essential to transform your intranet into a digital workplace. The previous posts covered productivity savings, reduced absenteeism, and lower staff turnover.

I will be using examples from the Digital Workplace Group‘s report ‘What is the financial value of investing in digital working?‘ that show what organisations taking the right approach can achieve. This example covers how less, better utilised, physical workspace can save large amounts of money and impact on your organisation’s financial bottom line.

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 576 days, 17 hours, 54 minutes ago

Reduced staff turnover savings in a digital workplace | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

This is the third in my series of posts showing examples of the savings organisations have made by shifting work to a digital workplace. It draws on my previous posts on how you need to plan your strategy, governance, and management of content, tools, and services for a digital workplace. This is essential to transform your intranet into a digital workplace. The previous posts covered productivity savings and reduced absenteeism.

I will be using examples from the Digital Workplace Group‘s report ‘What is the financial value of investing in digital working?‘ that show what organisations taking the right approach can achieve. This example covers how reduced staff turnover can improve engagement save costs impacting on your organisation’s financial bottom line....

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 581 days, 16 hours, 29 minutes ago

The digital workplace…and the weather! « Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

As many of you in the UK already know we experienced some bad winter weather in January (yes, even snow in Brighton!). I have seen my neighbours struggling to get their cars started to drive through the snow and ice on the roads. Other neighbours who commute to work by train have seen these cancelled or delayed because of problems caused by the bad weather.

All these I have heard or seen while working from my digital workplace, nice and warm, broadband connection strong and reliable, reflecting on the difference in my working day compared to theirs. Judging by the time they leave for and get back from work, the expressions on their faces, and their conversations at the weekend it makes me appreciate how good my workplace is. I also am sure I was more productive work-wise as well as being happier.

I believe this boils down to another example of what is a good “work/life balance”...

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 624 days, 17 hours, 2 minutes ago

How to be more productive in a digital workplace « Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

OK, so you now have a digital workplace strategy showing the direction you need to move in; a governance framwework to show who is responsible for what with standards, etc, to give you a fantastic online experience; policies and values that encourage you to use a digital workplace and benefit from them.

Now I will show how you can be more productive using a digital workplace...

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 637 days, 14 hours, 5 minutes ago

How a digital workplace can engage people « Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

In my last two posts on the digital workplace I talked about how you need a strategy with a governance framework to help you create a great digital workplace. In this post I want to cover how a digital workplace can help the engagement of people working in your organisation.

It is vital your Human Resources policies encourage and make it easier for you to work in a digital workplace. You need a culture where the values include sharing of knowledge, openness, and trust.

You need policies that help encourage you achieve your own, your team and overall business goals. You need to show how the digital workplace helps engage everyone more to the business. This can include...

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 644 days, 15 hours, 3 minutes ago

How to govern a digital workplace « Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

In my last post on the digital workplace I talked about how you need a strategy to help you create a great digital workplace. Remember you’re not just doing this for the sake of it! Your aim is to demonstrate how it will support your organisation’s strategy and key priorities.

Once you have your strategy agreed you need to build a governance framework to help you to implement and manage your digital workplace. It is important all your digital workplace is managed to give the maximum benefit to your organisation, individuals and collectively, everyone. The right level of governance needed will balance the rewards to be gained while avoiding any risks. That doesn’t come naturally but through you establishing a good governance model.

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 652 days, 16 hours, 26 minutes ago

What is the right governance model for a digital workplace? « Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Thank you to everyone who read my last post ‘What is a digital workplace?‘ and contributed to a great discussion helping to define it. Staying with the digital workplace theme I want to show you the views given in my workshop at IntraTeam 2012 event ‘How to build the right governance model for the digital workplace‘ which produced some great responses.

The workshop covered four areas needed for the right level of governance: Ownership, Consistency, Standards, and Integrity.

Read about the outcome and add your views to the discussion.....

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 947 days, 17 hours, 12 minutes ago

Digital Workplace: work anywhere, anytime, with anything « Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I will be at the IntraTeam 2012 conference in Copenhagen this week presenting on 5 ‘Must Have’ Principles for a Great Digital Workplace and running a workshop on How to Build the Right Governance Model for the Digital Workplace. For Twitter users follow #IEC12.

The digital workplace is a phrase that I have written about before and is becoming more frequently used for intranets that are developing beyond being a traditional communications tool.

Find out how five principles can help you to work anywhere, anytime, using any device in a digital workplace, how to use my experience to help you and how to contact me for further help.

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 968 days, 16 hours, 28 minutes ago

Get IT right for your digital workplace « Mark Morrell intranet pioneer

BlogAbout meIntranet expertsMedia engagementsMy experienceMy servicesGet IT right for your digital workplaceAugust 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Posted in intranet, best practice, value, mobile, digital workplace | Leave a comment Tags: best practice, digital workplace, intranet applications, usability, value

In my previous posts on the digital workplace I have covered ‘Must have digital workplace principles’, ‘5 steps to a great digital workplace strategy’, 7 ways to engage people in a digital workplace,...

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 1149 days, 18 hours, 44 minutes ago

HR policies to encourage a digital workplace « Mark Morrell intranet pioneer

BlogAbout meIntranet expertsMedia engagementsMy experienceMy servicesHR policies to encourage a digital workplaceAugust 4, 2011 at 10:15 am | Posted in intranet, benefit, collaboration, digital workplace, engagement | Leave a comment Tags: intranet, benefit, value, digital workplace, engagement

In my previous posts on the digital workplace I have covered ‘Must have digital workplace principles’, ‘5 steps to a great digital workplace strategy’, 7 ways to engage people in a digital workplace and 4 fa...

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 1164 days, 17 hours, 39 minutes ago
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