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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

EOFY Cake

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[…]

Microsoft Office 365 tips

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[…]

Microsoft Office 365

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[…]

A Magic Wand for collaborative teams

“Collaboration technologies must help shape how work is performed and enable teamwork that leads to better results, greater innovation and higher productivity” – How Collaboration Technologies Can Boost Business Performance, Accenture. When you walk through your office, do you see people working in isolation, heads down, typing away furiously? They can’t keep up with the[…]