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Digital Workplace Trends 2012 – what’s unique

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

Digital Workplace Trends 2012 differs from other intranet research for 3 reasons.

  1. It covers the broad scope of the “digital workplace”: the managed, social collaborative and mobile dimensions.
  2. It defines “leadership class” organizations and gives you facts and figures for your own strategies and business cases.
  3. It deals with real, current challenges because the survey itself is developed in collaboration with the participating organizations.


“Management and stakeholders” reinforced in new Digital Workplace chart

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

This is version 2 of “Points to include when building a Digital Workplace”, originally published February 20. Read the original post here to get the full picture. The basic idea is that the Digital Workplace has many dimensions. You must start wherever you have openings. Things must happen in parallel. A traditional linear project approach will not work. This V2  diagram is the result of discussion following the first version as well as lots of conversations in person and by email with other people. (more…)

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. (more…)

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). (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)