Posts tagged "intranets"

The changing communication landscape

I have worked in the communications and learning areas ever since the 90's, and my current job is as a communications manager. One thing that has struck me is how the communication landscape has changed the last couple of years. For many, being a good communicator traditionally meant being good at writing. No matter the subject and its complexity, you could turn it into a well-tasting and beautiful dish, that was easily...

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Using an intranet to increase engagement

Disengagement at work is a real and big problem for companies. According to Gallup’s 2011-2012 numbers, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. The rest is either Non-engaged or Actively disengaged. Gallup’s definitions of these groups, featured Gallup’s definitions of these groups, featured in Harvard Business Review (HBR) here, are: “Engaged employees work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. They drive innovation and...

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A quick guide to instant intranet solutions in a box

During the last weeks, I have had the privilege to read reports on ready-made intranet solutions: Turnkey intranet solutions for SharePoint and Office 365 (July version), by James Dellow. SharePoint intranets in-a-box report, by Sam Marshall at ClearBox Consulting. Paketerade lösningar för SharePoint och Office 365 (in Swedish), by Kristian Norling at Intranätverk. The above three resources give you a very good overview of what is available today. They also update these overviews regularly, so...

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Create – the fifth C and the humane digital workplace

This is the sixth post on my journey towards working with a humane digital workplace. It started with “Building a humane digital workplace” (listing the 5 Cs) and was followed up with “Connect“, “Communicate“, “Collaborate“ and "Coach". The fifth and final C is Create, and the 30.000 feet overview of our intent with Create is that we: Are responsive, adaptive and open to new ideas Dare to do things differently Challenge the traditional...

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Connect – the first C and the humane digital workplace

A few weeks ago,, I published "Building a humane digital workplace". It included a video from my employer Haldex, where we introduce you to the 5 Cs. These are 5 Cs that all employees should embrace and express in our work. The first of these is Connect. Now I have started relating what we mean with Connect, to some items others have created regarding the digital workplace. Let's start with the 30.000 feet...

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Gaining perspective by playing with our kids

One of the best things about being a parent in Sweden, is the generous paternity leave the state gives us. This is also the reason to my silent period in this blog - I am gaining perspective to my intranet job while growing my patience, beard and playfulness. Being immersed in our children's world is the best way to gain perpective on what is important. And what is not. Struggling...

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What employees really need from our intranet

Following the advice from James Robertson (@s2djames) in his book "What every intranet team should know", I have conducted interviews with 11 of my co-workers to find what they really need from our intranet. So, instead of asking them "Which features would you want?" resulting in answers like "a feature like Apple's Genius", we spoke about what they do daily, where the challenges lie, and how those could be dealt...

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Five Things I Learned When Migrating Our Intranet

When moving from our decade old intranet, to a modern platform, there have been many lessons. Here are five of them: 1.  Being a Global Intranet Editor is a job closer to being an organizational psychologist, than being an engineer. Migration is far less about moving files, than it is about understanding a culture. People more seldom ask me "When will our files be moved, and which database feature is the best...

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