Policy hub

Protecting your organisation – and your team – in the hybrid workplace

  Mandatory training in meeting room 1! Those were the days, when all we had to do was herd everyone into the room and ensure they signed the attendance sheet.  Except then of course someone had to collect, scan, verify and file each one. Now things are more complicated. The need for training and policy education[…]

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Three quick tips for your Digital Workplace

In times of crisis, organisations need to be resilient, act swiftly and practically to enable their teams to effectively work remotely and to maintain connectedness. Never has it been more important for organisations to cultivate a Digital Workplace that instills trust and unifies communication and collaboration. Whether your organisation has existing systems and infrastructure in[…]

Six reasons people aren’t using the intranet

You have lovingly crafted a brand new Digital Workplace, agonised over home page layout, redesigned the information architecture and run a competition to find the perfect name. There were launch cupcakes. You have Champions ready to leap in and assist at the slightest faltering of user experience. So WHY IS NO ONE USING THE INTRANET.[…]

Intranet in a box

Why is everyone choosing an intranet in a box?

On average, it took 17 months to create the winning intranets of last year’s Nielsen Norman Intranet Design Annual report. In that timespan: • A Humpback whale could migrate 19,622km • An average runner could complete 2,852 marathons • 32 generations of butterfly lived and died • 22 Ferraris were manufactured • There was time[…]

Digital Workplace Success: Information Architecture

Information architecture (IA): it sounds hard and complicated and not like the fun job of designing a digital workplace was supposed to be for the Communications team. Never fear, it can be challenging but it is possible to plan and deliver an IA plan that captures users’ requirements. USERS?? Yes. Effective IA requires user involvement[…]

Digital Workplace The Right Team

Digital Workplace Success: The Right Team

Would you ask a plumber to fix your watch? How about a voice coach to teach your kids soccer? It’s amazing how often organisations expect existing team members to run a Digital Workplace project despite having never had the opportunity to gain relevant experience. Traditionally we see all these kinds of initiatives falling to IT,[…]

Digital Workplace Executive Support

Digital Workplace Success: Executive Support

It’s not from lack of effort that I see Digital Workplace projects failing. It’s not from lack of trying, or not enough people being involved, or not enough money. It’s just that some organisations don’t know what they don’t know. There are nine pillars supporting the success of a Digital Workplace initiative and they go[…]

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A Digital Workplace on Office 365

Not so long ago, the idea of moving everything to the cloud was met with great skepticism. CIOs liked their data where they could see it – on their servers. But times have changed quickly, and it’s not ‘if’ but ‘when’. Microsoft Office 365 has simultaneously taken the lion’s share of the enterprise software market[…]

Digital Workplace Conference

Notes from the Digital Workplace Conference – Melbourne 2018

Once again, ShareThePoint put on a brilliant Digital Workplace Conference full of ideas, discussion, industry developments, how-tos and secret expert hacks. And LOTS of carb-laden snacks and coffee. Here are our notes from some of the fantastic sessions we attended. Make an impact with Mark Rhodes When speaking to more than one person, try these[…]

Digital Workplace Tool Kit

What is a Digital Workplace and why do you need one?

The term ‘Digital Workplace’ was first coined by Paul Millar, CEO of Digital Workplace Group (DWG) in 2009 as “… the collection of all of the digital tools provided by an organisation to allow its employees to do their jobs.” Definitions have evolved over time, and the one I like to use is more focused[…]

Digital economy threatens dinosaurs with extinction

Once again, September quarter figures indicate minimal wages growth with many Australian pay packets only just keeping pace with inflation. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, private sector wages grew by just 1.86% after seasonal adjustments over the year to September 2017, with a CPI increase of 1.8% in the same period[1]. The International[…]

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No-fail planning SharePoint & M365 implementation

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as having said, “If I had five minutes to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first three sharpening my axe.” It turns out this quote originated many years after the death of Lincoln, but I believe the sentiment is valid.   Many SharePoint projects that WebVine run are not the first[…]

Performance management

Streamlining Employee Performance Reviews

Second only to firing an employee, managers rate formal performance reviews as the task they dislike the most. It often feels forced and awkward, delivering criticism in a constructive way is extremely difficult, and the formal appraisal process takes up huge amounts of time particularly for those with multiple direct reports. We’re not even sure[…]

Intranet launch

Managing stakeholders for a successful intranet launch

If you have recently survived an intranet planning meeting, you can appreciate the difficulties faced by our international peacekeepers, trying to achieve harmony when each party sees different issues, prioritises divergent outcomes and often seem to be speaking another language. The machinations of Rocketman pale in comparison. Managing shifting internal priorities and disagreements between stakeholders[…]