Have your EOFY cake and eat it with SaaS

With EOFY just around the corner, the race to make our balance sheets healthy and shiny is on. It is also a good time for reflection upon the investments that really make a difference to our organisations, now and in the future and the options to optimise these and our finances. How disappointing that investment[…]

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Office 365 – 30 more Top Tips

Last year, we published 30 Office 365 tips and they were so popular, we have hunted down 30 more. From Teams to OneNote to Excel and the ever popular PowerPoint, these tips will make your daily worklife happier and more productive. 1. If your desk is starting to resemble a pinata, put DOWN the Post-It[…]

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[…]

How to create a No-Fail plan for your SharePoint or Office 365 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[…]

Enough about me, what do you think about me?

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[…]

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[…]

Our top Office 365 Tips

If you are working with Office 365, you already know that it’s a complex and powerful set of business tools. It’s hard enough to work out whether you are supposed to be using OneNote, Delve, Yammer, Teams, Groups, SharePoint or Planner, let alone keep up to date with tricky features and sneaky shortcuts that make[…]

Stop. Yammer time.

Taking a look at the top digital workplace priorities, most organizations highlight connections  between colleagues as a key consideration. Collaboration, culture and employee experience also landed in the top five priorities. Intranet effectiveness tied with collaboration for the top spot, highlighting the ongoing importance intranets play in internal digital workplace communications.  The 2017 State of[…]

Building communities: Digital Workplaces at Not for Profits

There are around 600,000 not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) in Australia, employing over a million people and involving 4.6 million volunteers[1]. Like the corporate world, not for profit organisations have challenges around resourcing, governance and IT systems, but the NFP sector is also more likely to experiences employee management issues such as high staff turnover and problems[…]