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10 free guides to help you create intranet content | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

It is not often that I recommend on my blog information to read that I believe is helpful and easy to read. Today is an exception (not just because I played a very small part in its creation)! :)

ClearBox Consulting with Kilobox Communiqué noticed that while on the top level of intranet sites there is good quality content, as you get into the lower levels standards start to drop. Often people have been trained on the publishing tool but had little guidance on how to get the most from an intranet as a channel e.g. how to write headlines, how to phrase links, etc.

They have created an excellent set of 10 FREE guidelines, each 1-2 pages long...

Source: intranet-pioneer.com Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 189 days, 7 hours, 35 minutes ago

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 198 days, 5 hours, 24 minutes ago

My 2014 predictions | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I reviewed my predictions for 2013 and believe they are happening more as we move towards 2014.  So what has 2014 got in store for us?  Here are my five predictions: Cloud, Mobile, Collaboration, Governance and Value....

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 226 days, 6 hours, 44 minutes ago

SharePoint: what does good look like? | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

A little while ago I asked ‘Is SharePoint ‘good’ or ‘bad?‘. I believe it is how an organisation implements SharePoint that helps you feel if it is good or bad.

Building on this theme I will be presented the keynote address at IntraTeam’s event in Gothenburg on 4 December ‘SharePoint: What does good look like for?’.

I will cover how your approach is critical to achieving a good SharePoint experience.....

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 240 days, 8 hours, 15 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 252 days, 7 hours, 59 minutes ago

Selling the idea of mobile | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

I have the great privilege of delivering the keynote address on 13 November at the IntraTeam Event in Stockholm.  I will be showing delegates how to sell the idea of mobile to senior executives with examples of how a good experience along with a great plan can convince decision makers in your organisation.

This builds on previous posts on mobile which you may have missed before over the past year.  I have shared my presentation here for you to find out more mobile......

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 264 days, 7 hours, 34 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 268 days, 6 hours, 15 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 280 days, 8 hours, 46 minutes ago

Valuing information tip 4: finding it more easily | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

In this series of posts ‘Showing the value of your information’ I help you with tips and advice. So far I have covered owning content, accredited content and collaborative content. I now want to cover findability of your content.

By findability I mean how you can make it easier for people to find the information you publish and manage. Making that difference will show that your content is more valued by anyone finding it....

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 288 days, 7 hours, 36 minutes ago

Valuing information tip 3: how to manage collaborative content | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

In this series of posts ‘Showing the value of your information’ I help you with tips and advice.  In my last post I covered  how to make sure your accredited content is up to date so people using it can rely on its value.  I now want to cover collaborative content in this post...

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 296 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes ago

Valuing information tip 2: can you rely on your content ? | Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer

What is it you can do for people to realise your content is of value, it is useful, reliable, and authoritative?  In my previous posts in the series of ‘Showing the value of your information’ I help you to show to people how valuable it is.

Making sure your content is up to date so people using it can rely on it is vital to showing its value to everyone.

Source: ow.ly Posted by markmorrellmarkmorrell 303 days, 8 hours, 14 minutes ago

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 310 days, 8 hours, 14 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 317 days, 7 hours, 54 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 324 days, 7 hours, 18 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 343 days, 9 hours, 3 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 364 days, 6 hours, 4 minutes 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 371 days, 5 hours, 29 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 379 days, 4 hours, 3 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 386 days, 5 hours, 3 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 401 days, 8 hours, 31 minutes ago
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