All posts tagged: Intranet

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 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?


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. (more…)

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…)

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. (more…)

What future for the intranet manager?

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

One chapter in the Global Intranet Trends for 2010 deals with the future for intranet managers, as seen from the viewpoint of the intranet managers themselves.

Views vary:

  • The role may disappear completely.
  • It may evolve to a more global online role.
  • It may become one of facilitating knowledge management and collaboration within the organization.
  • Intranet managers may become internal lobbyists for new ways of working.
  • They may become business partners to top management.