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Valuing information tip 1: Show who owns your content | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

In my post ‘Showing the value of your information’ I wanted to help you to show to people using your information how valuable it is. I asked ‘What is it you can do for people to realise your content is of value, it is useful, reliable, and authoritative?’ and what pitfalls should you avoid.

I want to show you how knowing who owns your content can help people realise how valuable it can be.....

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 209 days, 22 hours, 9 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 216 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes ago

Showing the value of your information | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I want to help you to show to people using your information how valuable it is. Information should be something that can be used to help you with your work and be useful to you.

What is it you can do for people to realise your content is of value, it is useful, reliable, and authoritative? What pitfalls should you avoid so people avoid your information!

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 223 days, 21 hours, 14 minutes ago

Why mobile is driving the digital workplace | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

When intranets started around 20 years ago they were mainly used by people working with desktop PCs in offices. People used intranets to find the latest news, up to date policies, reliable content and most importantly find and be able to contact other people in their organisation.

Now, as intranets are transforming into digital workplaces we see a wider range of information and tools available for people to use e.g. room bookings, online training and collaboration tools to share ideas and find out answers to work problems.

But there is a bigger factor why work is shifting from the physical workplace and the digital workplace is taking off....

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 242 days, 22 hours, 58 minutes ago

Intranet governance first – intranet launch next | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I have seen many intranets over the years. One thing that always makes me sad is when I see a new intranet launched with a great design, clear structure, interesting content……but no or poor governance.

It is sad to see all the time, effort, and money slowly being wasted away as the effects of little or no governance inevitably start to take effect with more and more problems appearing as the weeks go by.

What governance problems? Where do they appear? What is their impact? Well, I’m thinking about these examples......

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 263 days, 20 hours ago

How to help people to find your content | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

One of the areas that I get asked for help with is how to make it easier for people using their intranet to find the information they need for their work.

How people are able to find your information or site is critical to how good their experience of it is. It’s no good having this fantastic source of knowledge on your intranet if no one can find it!

If you are making a major change to your intranet or maybe a smaller improvement to it e.g. launching a new site, it is very wise to test it with some volunteers who can feedback and influence any refinements so it gives the best experience when launched....

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 270 days, 19 hours, 24 minutes ago

Selling the idea of mobile to senior execs | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I was asked recently “How do you sell the idea of mobile to senior executives so they ‘get it’?” Good question! My experiences with mobile have shown me there are four questions you need to be answer when you need to promote the idea of mobile with senior managers and show the benefits a good mobile experience can bring. They are...

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 278 days, 17 hours, 58 minutes ago

Is SharePoint ‘good’ or ‘bad’? | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Many people have asked me if I think SharePoint is ‘good’ or ‘bad’? It’s a great question to ask but it is harder to give the right answer based on my experiences with SharePoint creating strategies, leading project teams, implementing governance frameworks or just using the many features.

I have seen with each SharePoint version – 2003 to 2013 – how some new features help but other features can hinder how an organisation needs to use it….but one thing is clear, Microsoft don’t package up ‘good’ or ‘bad’ versions of SharePoint.

I believe it is how an organisation implements SharePoint that helps you feel if it is good or bad....

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 285 days, 18 hours, 58 minutes ago

Intranet Pioneer: more mobile and collaborative | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Welcome to the new Intranet Pioneer site.  I hope it helps you even more than before.  As well as my regular blog posts remaining centre stage I have added two areas that I can help you with.

Collaboration

A good collaboration strategy to set the right direction with a solid governance framework to sustain you on your journey are key ingredients to a successful outcome.  Using my knowledge gained from first-hand experience...

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 300 days, 22 hours, 26 minutes 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 307 days, 20 hours, 35 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 314 days, 22 hours, 24 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 320 days, 18 hours, 2 minutes ago

Include mobile in your internal comms strategy | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

To coincide with my last post ‘Why you need a mobile strategy‘ in my current series on the mobile workspace, I was interviewed by the Journal of Internal Communication for an article about the potential of mobile devices when developing internal communications strategies. I gave my views on the importance of people using mobile devices to be communicated with and to communicate and collaborate with other people while away from their normal place of work.

People have always been outside of the office space however, mobile technology now enables you to get messages out to them quickly – something that wasn’t possible in the past. This doesn’t only affect remote workers or employees who travel a lot: work is increasingly shifting towards mobile devices....

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 335 days, 22 hours, 10 minutes ago

Why you need a mobile strategy | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

In my last post ‘Letting the mobile genie out of the bottle‘ 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. I asked how do you manage this so it benefits your organisation and people while managing the risks of bring your own device (BYOD), intellect property, consuming and contributing content, and using apps that are available anywhere, anytime?

It is no surprise if I say a mobile strategy to set you in the right direction is a good start to make. Setting the right direction for your organisation with mobile is critical. To do that you need to know why is your organisation considering mobile access to your intranet. You need to develop a strategy aligned to your overall business strategy and other strategies that may conflict, support, or overlap with your mobile strategy e.g. IT, Communications, Security.

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 342 days, 21 hours, 42 minutes ago

Letting the mobile genie out of the bottle | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

Mobile is now one of the key drivers for the transformation of intranets into digital workplaces which could become mobile workplaces. Progress is rapid but patchy. Why is that?

I believe many organisations want to move towards greater mobile access to content, collaborative tools, and apps, but it is fear of the unknown which prevents them doing this. Part of that fear is about letting the genie out of the bottle.

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 348 days, 23 hours, 9 minutes ago

Join me at Intranätverk for an engaging, fun, and participating conference | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

It is less than one month to the start of the intranet conference, Intranätverk. For three days, starting from 21 May, my good friend Kristian Norling will be hosting the biggest gathering of intranet professionals ever in Gothenburg.

Kristian says “The conference is arranged because there is a need to network, listen, learn and share knowledge amongst us intranet professionals. There is also a lack of really good intranet related conferences in Sweden. To my knowledge there has been no intranet related conferences arranged in Gothenburg or West Sweden for the last few years, if ever?

We strive for a balanced list of speakers. The goal is for it to be split equally between: women and men, practitioners and consultants, young and old, large and small organizations, private and public sectors and both multinational and Swedish organizations.”

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 362 days, 22 hours, 58 minutes ago

4 ways and 3 benefits using a wiki to develop policies | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

An organisation’s purpose involves how to manage how their people behave by encouraging, sometimes even mandating, how work tasks need to be carried out and by whom. In my last post I asked ‘Why not use a wiki to develop policies?’. How would using a wiki to develop work in practice? Here are four ways to consider.......

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 370 days, 21 hours, 57 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 375 days, 22 hours, 36 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 383 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes 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 391 days, 22 hours, 43 minutes ago
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