The 8 definitions of “digital workplace”

While the term itself has been in use for several years now, the idea of the “digital workplace” is still emerging, and will continue to do so for many years. Its use in writing and conversation doesn’t always convey a clear concept. People generally have a vague idea of what it means, but lack a … Read more

6 trends in healthcare digital workplace strategies

There is no debating it – much of the red-tape content that is managed on healthcare intranets is simply not sexy compared to that published by many other industries. The thought of presenting lengthy and complex policies and procedures, even in new and innovative ways, would put many to sleep. However, there is an imperative … Read more

8 Components of a Truly Integrated Digital Workplace

We are living through an age in which the digital environment of work is becoming much more important than the physical workplace. The digital workplace has the potential to transform how companies operate on the front line, how employees communicate and collaborate internally, and even what it means to be an employee. Yet most organizations … Read more

Where Enterprise Mobile Fits in the Digital Workplace

“Let’s just make the intranet accessible on mobile devices. It looks fine on my smartphone, I just have to zoom in a little.” Nope. No, no, no. That is not a good enterprise mobile strategy. It misunderstands the role of mobile devices in employees’ work lives and the transformative power of well-designed mobile tools. For … Read more

The Complex Role of a Modern Intranet Manager

The role of Intranet Manager is more important than ever before. Traditional intranets required someone at the helm with a broad perspective and variety of skills. Newer social intranets, with their greater ability to influence company culture and productivity, have only added to the pile of needed skills. In this article we explain what the … Read more

4 big mistakes of stakeholder engagement for intranet & digital workplace projects

The 4 main mistakes of digital workplace stakeholder engagement from Digital Workplace Group In the simplest possible terms stakeholder engagement means “involvement”. It refers to how you communicate, make decisions and collaborate with different groups who are affected by your work. And it turns out that stakeholder engagement is just about the most important success … Read more

How to Plan for Continuous Improvement on your Intranet

All the most beautiful dances combine structure with hard work and creativity. The basic steps create a structure. Practice leads to smoother movements and builds rapport between dance partners. And thoughtful, creative, passionate execution makes a dance number a wonder to behold. Managing ongoing intranet changes is like a dance. Your stakeholders are your dance … Read more

The last social intranet strategy you will ever need

To align a social intranet with business processes, clear requirements must be identified. Value must be rooted in the purpose behind each technological element selected, rather than in the technology itself. Adoption will rely on how well the social intranet meets the needs of those using it. This is not a simple, linear process, but … Read more

3 types of stakeholders for intranet & digital workplace projects

It’s becoming common knowledge that most intranet and digital workplace project failures aren’t because of the technology. Instead, issues around vision, goals, scope, planning and governance all rear their ugly heads. All of these issues can be addressed through effective stakeholder engagement. Do you still need to understand your technology extremely well? Yes, of course. … Read more

This is DWG, the organization formerly known as IBF

The Intranet Benchmarking Forum (IBF) is now the Digital Workplace Group (DWG). This change has been a long time coming and reflects our leadership in the field of intranets, the digital workplace and the future of meaningful work. I always think it’s funny when companies rebrand and then go on and on about their new … Read more