All posts filed under: Organizational Change

Beyond the Individual – A Major Turning Point

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in August 2015 ……

Beyond the Individual to the Organizational Commons

Digital transformation starts with the individual. As digital spreads inside an organization, from person to person and team to team, the organizational commons begins to emerge. However, organizations quickly arrive at a make-it or break-it moment. Either digital remains an ad hoc, nice-to-have activity, or the organizational commons takes shape and digital transformation gets real. (more…)

HR stuck in the middle: management versus people

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in May 2014 ……

Today, it is clear that  HR, in most organizations, is not yet playing a strategic role of thinking about and preparing for the future workplace.  I asked 314 organizations around the world the following question:

“Which parts of your organization are thinking about and preparing for the future workplace?

This includes strategy and practical guidance. It covers new people skills such as online collaboration, leading virtual teams, participatory management, socially driven work practices. It also includes thinking about where people work, how to facilitate mobility, what is required in building facilities and services and so on.”


Middle and operational management: major challenges

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in February 2013 ……

Pressure on the organization after top management is on board

Going digital inside an organization will be a lot easier if the C-suite is a driving force. That’s the case with most early adopters of the digital workplace. They have strong, visible and active support from the top. However the majority of organizations are still struggling to get the top team in tune with their digital initiatives. (more…)

The digital workplace: why, how and what

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in August 2012 ……

If you want to invest 20 minutes that will change the way you communicate, take a look at this video from TedTalks by Simon Sinek, author of “Start with Why“:  “How Great Leaders Inspire Action“.

His premise is that great leaders have always communicated starting with the “why”, not the “what” and not even the “how”. They progress from the “why” to the “how” and finish with the “what”. (more…)

Would Your Digital Workplace Make It On Kickstarter?

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in August 2012 ……

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform for creative and innovative projects. Kickstarter is simple:

  • You set a goal of how much money you need.
  • You set a deadline for reaching your goal.
  • You want people to pledge money to support your project so you set up a series of awards.
  • You promote your project, you work your networks, etc.
  • The more a backer pledges, the better the award.
  • If you reach your goal, you get the money the backers pledged.
  • If you don’t, they keep their money.


How far down the ladder is the intranet manager?

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in May 2009 ……

Raising senior management awareness of the role of the intranet is a key priority for lots of enterprises.

In preparation for this year’s Global Intranet Strategies survey, I did some preliminary pre-survey research with the members of the NetJMC & Co Linkedin group of intranet managers and asked them where they were placed in their organizations. (more…)