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Intranet, Minutiae, Raves

Job change: Less consulting, more consulting

Making the business case for an ESN — Virpi Oinonen at IntraTeam Event Copenhagen
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Making the business case for an ESN — Virpi Oinonen at IntraTeam Event Copenhagen

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.

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Luis Suarez at IntraTeam Event Copenhagen 2016 – Wirearchy
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Luis Suarez at IntraTeam Event Copenhagen 2016 – Wirearchy

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’.

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Intranet

Designing your intranet never stops

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

Apples and oranges
Communications

Align your internal and external communications

Marketing communications may seem wholly separate to internal communications, and in turn the marketing team may feel worlds apart from the internal communications team. Yet marketing campaigns are stronger and more authentic when employees are involved. Don’t be ‘that company’ where the staff know less about your news than industry experts.