Year: 2011

Digital Workplace Trends 2012

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in November 2011 …… This year’s report – a milestone in the evolution towards the digital workplace Our surveys and reports, started in 2006 and entitled “Global Intranet Trends”,  have been leaning in this direction since 2009. We have investigated  themes beyond the scope of the “traditional intranet”, whatever that means (:-), for 3 years and have formalized the change this year. This year we defined the digital workplace as “the online environment made up of digital and web-based spaces and tools people use for their jobs.” The intranet may be the front door into the digital workplace. Or it may be one part of it. In some cases, it may represent all or most of it.

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Four questions for digital leaders

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in November 2011 …… I’m running a round table discussion Wednesday, November 16th 2011 at the 10th edition of the “Rencontre Internationale des Responsables Intranet” in Paris. This conference gathers from 150 to 180 people every year and is a top event for the French-speaking intranet world (which extends beyond France).

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Four ways Steve Jobs influenced intranets

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in October 2011 …… I’ve read a lot of articles about Steve Jobs’ impact on the world and on technology. Several comments about Jobs struck me, and made me think about intranets. I no longer remember where I read these statements, so have not quoted all the sources. “Steve Jobs saved technology from itself.” “Steve Jobs created everything I use to communicate with the world.” “Steve Jobs ignored market research. He developed what he felt was right.” Steve Jobs, a model for intranet practitioners

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Intranet-Digital Workplace Trends Update

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in October 2011 …… We are currently working on analysis of the data provided by over 450 organizations around the world in this year’s Intranet-Digital Workplace Trends survey. We’ll provide more highlights later. “Digital Workplace Trends 2012” will be published mid-November, rather than the initial date of end October. This is because the survey actually closed 2 weeks later than planned, at the request of a number of participants.

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Networked Governance – Operational & Practical

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in September 2011 …… I have developed 5 key success criteria for user adoption and most start very early in the process. We reviewed these points with the members of IntraNetwork in Paris at a hands-on work session. Several members were currently rolling out huge new intranets and the discussion was lively and full of real examples.

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Why has search not improved in 2 years?

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in August 2011 …… This week I have been working through some provisional numbers from this year’s Digital Workplace Trends survey. I can’t help but share something startling and discouraging with you. So far, with this year’s early data, 40 percent of the organizations are either “not really satisfied” or “not at all satisfied” with their current search engine’s features and the quality of the content being returned by the search engine.

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How democratic should “enterprise 2.0” be?

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in August 2011 …… EICIM – European Internal Communication & Intranet Meeting took place the 5th and 6th of October, 2011, in Warsaw. (2017 note: links no longer active.Overall, it was an excellent intranet  & internal communication conference-  a first class event with international and Polish speakers. The conference finished with a round table discussion led by a Polish TV journalist who took us into the “human territory of ‘enterprise 2.0’ ” and triggered some thought-provoking discussions from the audience and the round table speakers.

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How to define global navigation

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in August 2011 …… More and more people in an organization are getting involved in the intranet, more people are opening sites and publishing content. Managers are downloading easy-to-use tools and installing them on their own. The enthusiasm is very positive but the result is often confusing if not chaotic.

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Tips For the Digital Workplace Start Page

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in August 2011 …… Govern the framework, not the page                   Following on from my post of Aug 9th 3 ways to bring coherence to the digital workplace, the home page is a good starting point. It is the front door into the eco-system. (I wrote about this briefly in Snapshot of the Digital Workplace.)

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