Intranets are underrated, undervalued, and dismissed.
You might only launch one brand new intranet in your career, but you may well revamp several. So a robust approach to the design and planning of your intranet is something every intranet manager needs.
People are not ‘distracted from relationships by their phones’ – they are developing relationships through space and time using technology that suits them. Stop telling people to get off their phones when at the same time you expect 100% availability coz ‘flexible working in the digital workplace’.
Neil Morgan @rasneil works at Richemont International – a group of companies with 30,000 employees across dozens of brands, including Cartier and Mont Blanc.
This is a live blog, these are my notes from the IntraTeam conference.
Four pillars across the digital workplace:
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Virpi Oinonen @Virpi is famous for her business cartoons and is an enterprise social network evangelist and consultant.
Virpi has two up-coming ESN workshops, one in Dublin, and one in Birmingham UK.
Employee engagement is a side effect of good use of an enterprise social network. The priority is to have a purpose for your ESN, it should help the organisation achieve objectives and solve problems.
We need to find out what hurts, and see if social communication can help.
This is a live blog. I’m at the IntraTeam conference and this is one of the first sessions.
Luis Suarez – @elsua elsua.net Previously of IBM, as you know, now independent.
Has been without email for eight years.
Leadership in a connected enterprise, from hierarchy to wirearchy
Nothing new – wirearchy has been around for 17 years, says Luis.
Destroy the idea that ‘knowledge is power’.
‘Knowledge sharing is power’.
Why have I seen ‘DNN’ talking about intranets so much? What’s going on? I had to find our more about this ‘not new’ intranet platform.
Design is an oft misused word. Some people assume it means how things look, when really, design is about how things work.
There’s another misconception, that intranets are designed by ‘the designer’ before launch to suit business requirements.
I think we all know this is wrong these days. ‘Design’ is much more than the ‘look n feel’ and is about the user experience. And intranets are designed in a collaborative matter, over time.
Improving the user experience of your intranet is as important as developing increased functionality. In fact, functions will get neglected if they’re not easy to use.
If all this sounds reasonable, and if you’re looking to improve your intranet, then please consider coming along to our Intranet Design workshop next month. Now’s the time to book.
It’s led by James Robertson, who’s only over from Australia for a short while. James’ intranet design and management books had a huge impact on my work when I was an intranet manager, and I’m certain that you’ll find the full-day workshop both useful and inspiring. Bring your intranet problems, take away solutions to implement the week after.
Take a look at the workshop details and agenda, and please note the special Team Rate tickets