Walmart Trains Managers with Employee Video Game

Walmart Trains Managers with Employee Video Game

The World’s largest employer is using an employee video game to attract and develop a new generation of managers. Spark City, Walmart’s new mobile management game, trains managers while they play. Modelled on popular mobile resource management games like Sims and Clash of Clans, Spark City challenges Walmart employees to run their departments like small businesses. […]

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7 Traits of a Winning Intranet

7 Traits of a Winning Intranet

A winning intranet is like a snow leopard; very rare, mysterious, and beautiful. Winning intranets are years in the making; building and enhancing slowly over time, supported by active executive champions and funding. Emphasis on executive support — money follows the chiefs, and it flows down from the executive suite. And without funding, and the executive sponsorship to ensure it, […]

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Digital Workplace Content Lessons & Learnings

Digital Workplace Content Lessons & Learnings

Content is still king. If there was one over-arching lesson from the 2017 Digital Workplace & Intranet Global Forum is that content, in all its forms, should be the apple of any digital workplace manager’s eye. It’s what employees want, and why they visit the intranet. No one goes to the digital workplace because they […]

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Intranet crisis: IBM eliminates remote workers

Intranet crisis: IBM eliminates remote workers

According to various reports, IBM is eliminating remote workers in marketing, engineering, and other roles. The Register details some of IBM’s plans in Big blues: IBM’s remote-worker crackdown is company-wide, including its engineers. In the US, those that don’t report to one of six main offices, will be eliminated, according to The Register. The same edict will […]

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Social intranet drives employee productivity

Social intranet drives employee productivity

Employees may waste too much time on the intranet; social media wastes time; the Internet is a productivity drain. These are common refrains and concerns expressed by many executives, albeit the less educated ones, generally of an older generation, nearing or past retirement. And yet, employee productivity is a big concern. But doesn’t the social […]

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