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Type of workforce and intranet services

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in June 2011 ……

I’m often asked  “How can we reach people in the field?” or “How can we extend the reach of our intranet to all employees?” or “Does it really make sense to offer intranet services on a smartphone?”.

This year’s Digital Workplace Trends report will provide guidance on these challenges. After consultation and extensive feedback we have settled on 5 types of workforce we will use for this year’s Digital Workplace survey. (more…)

What’s relevant for digital managers today?

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in May 2011 ……

The priorities for the 2011 Digital Workplace Trends survey show that organizations around the world are at an exciting intersection where fragmentation, social energy and business goals are simultaneously colliding and converging. People are rethinking fundamental principles and management of the intranet and digital workplace. (more…)

Intranet manager, a commodity?

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in February 2011 ……

  • Are you an intranet practitioner reporting to the communication function?
  • Have you been producing content for the intranet based on corporate strategy and messages?
  • Is your intranet owned by communication?

If so, you risk being commoditized. I mean sidelined into a web services role as business takes more and more responsibility for the digital workplace.

What does this mean…for you and for your organization? (more…)

The Digital Workplace, a 10-year old term with new life

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in January 2011 ……

Update 31 October 2014: My global survey started in 2007 and the annual reports were entitled “Global Intranet Trends” through 2009. The 2010 report “Global Intranet Trends for 2010” report was sub-titled “Towards the workplace web”.  From 2012 to present (most recent being 2014) the report has become the Digital Workplace report.  The Digital Workplace is defined as the intersection of people, organization and technology. Although some people still consider it a new term for an expanded intranet, it is in fact much more than that. (more…)

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?


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. (more…)

Organizations are getting serious about intranets

…… Part of The Basics series. First published in May 2010 ……

What do organizations care about right now when it comes to intranets?

The results of this year’s 5-minute pre-survey quick poll show that organizations want to know about new ways of working & how intranets will evolve, the social/people dimension, decision-making & governance, and business impact & measurement. (more…)