Digital Workplace Strategy: Involving the Right Teams

Digital Workplace Strategy: Involving the Right Teams

To create a digital workplace strategy that improves the employee experience and supports overarching business goals, the first order of business (and by no means the easiest) is to identify the key stakeholders and assemble the right team for the initiative. If the thought of having to actually do that evokes images of herding cats, […]

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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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Intranet Podcasting for Internal Communications

Intranet Podcasting for Internal Communications

Email is easy; newsletters and intranet home page news are par-for-the-course. But communications that that drives employee engagement are truly great. This is the impetus for  CEOs, communications and intranet managers that are increasingly employing intranet podcasting as a way to engage employees. Podcasting is spreading like wildfire (Nielsen, 2018): 120 million Americans listened to a […]

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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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Great Intranets: Cisco, GoDaddy, Merck, PNM Resources

Great Intranets: Cisco, GoDaddy, Merck, PNM Resources

Great intranets come in many forms, and often look and feel different from one to another. There are, however, some common threads that link some of the great intranets: executive sponsorship, secure governance (and ownership), and great content, supported by solid content management. A look at some of the great intranets on display at the 2017 […]

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