Year: 2010

Social governance, work in progress for all

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in December 2010 …… I ran a workshop on “The social dimension of intranets: the challenge of governance and management”. The workshop participants were from organizations that were just starting social initiatives internally and companies where social media initiatives are already well-established. There was a blend of large and small organizations, and of public and private. The discussion was lively and we could have continued well into the afternoon. Workshop learnings

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Where is the intranet buzz?

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in December 2010 …… I took a short breather after publishing Global Intranet Trends for 2011 in early November. I then had an intense series of conferences and client engagements. Over the last 6 weeks, I have found the same issues being raised in many different organizations: How do we handle social media internally, in particular social networking? What impact does this have on the traditional intranet? Does it make it irrelevant? Does it transform it? Why is there so much buzz around “social” and none around the intranet itself?

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Social media are challenging the intranet

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in November 2010 ……  Social media are triggering fundamental questions about intranets and their role in the organization. Enterprises are being forced to clarify their strategies for communication, collaboration and doing business internally. In many organizations, the intranet, collaborative spaces and new social media features are competing for the attention of people and management.

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Steering and governing: more essential than ever

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in November 2010 …… If the intranet is to become the “natural” way of working, it is essential to have the active involvement of all key players in the organization. This requires defining a governance  framework that mobilizes high-level stakeholders. It also requires people in the intranet management role to be more aware of the big picture and to work at a more strategic level.

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Intranets in 2011: a turning point

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in November 2010 …… Highlights from “Global Intranet Trends for 2011” This is the traditional “highlights” blog post for the Global Intranet Trends for 2011. There is so much to say that I have divided the highlights into three separate posts: Part 1: Five megatrends are re-shaping the intranet and impacting how people work: leaders are far ahead in these areas.

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Platform, an actionable metaphor for the intranet

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in September 2010 …… “Intranet as a platform” can be an effective metaphor when communicating the purpose of the intranet to senior management. A number of participants in the Global Intranet Strategies survey this year used the term “platform” when responding to the question “How have you achieved or increased the awareness and involvement of senior management in the intranet?”

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Vanity pages: how to transform them

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in August 2010 …… I often hear people say they don’t want “vanity pages” on their intranets. By “vanity page”, they mean a page created by a team or department to show that they exist. This post offers 3 tips for how to transform vanity pages into a starting point for a user-logical structure for the intranet.

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