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[…]

Office365-tools

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[…]

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 strategy

Sub Optimal Outcomes: What have we learned from the Royal Commission into banking?

There has been a certain amount of schadenfreude as some of the most senior staff of our banking, insurance and superannuation institutions have copped a relentless grilling courtesy of the current Royal Commission. Yes, watching those highly paid individuals forced to publicly explain their employers’ more questionable business practices has been satisfying, but the process[…]

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[…]