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 overview of the meaning of Connect:

  • One Haldex approach
  • Connect the dots and understand the bigger picture
  • Connecting with each other to become a team

My first attempt at relating this to the digital workplace ended up in ideas like these:

  • Help all employees understand how we do business, so we move in the same direction.
  • We serve the users with news from the industry we act in.
  • Ensure people have full access to all necessary systems no matter where they are.
  • Ensure it is very simple to contact anyone directly, preferably from your mobile.
  • The Management Team should vocally support the Humane Digital Workplace.
  • The governance plan must include all aspects of the Humane Digital Workplace, and not only the intranet.
  • We must connect services to our mail, to draw the structural capital from individual mailboxes into open forums where we can discuss them.
  • Apply techniques like Working Out Loud (WOL) and Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) to let knowledge into the open and build a networking sharing habit.

Am I going in the right direction? Is something vital missing? This is hard but fun work, and all input is welcome.

Author: Patrik Bergman

Privately: Father, husband, vegetarian, and reader of Dostoyevsky. Professionally: Works as Communications Manager at

6 thoughts on “Connect – the first C and the humane digital workplace”

  1. You’ve started of right with your thinking but the one thing to also keep in mind is how your digital workplace can support your employees in their daily work. Getting management buy in is crucial but won’t get people to share and be transparent. You also need to find ambassadors within your organization that can drive people’s attitudes and change of “behavior”. The biggest challenge is to change people’s mindset.

    Good luck!

    1. Thanks for the reply Stefan! Yes this first C is the first of five Cs, and more notes will come for each C along the way. Indeed, a thorough analysis of which tools and connections can help which team to perform better, is necessary. Do you have have any advice when working on changing behaviors and mindsets over time?

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