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  • Do Collaboration Apps Make Employees Less Productive?

    Do Collaboration Apps Make Employees Less Productive?

    Remember when siloed email was the biggest problem enterprise collaboration tools tried to solve?  That seems almost quaint in the face of the current onslaught of team messaging apps in the enterprise.  With all the buzz surrounding Slack, Microsoft Teams and Workplace  by Facebook, you’d think the challenges of productivity, engagement and

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  • Revitalize Your Intranet for Higher Employee Engagement

    Revitalize Your Intranet for Higher Employee Engagement

    BOSTON — Mobile friendly user experiences, gamification and the right design can infuse new life into aging intranets, a pair of healthcare executives told attendees at the Gilbane Digital Content Conference at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel here yesterday. Camille Wellard, senior director of internal e-business at Salt Lake City-based

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  • The Benefits of Bottom-Up Management, Without the Dogma

    The Benefits of Bottom-Up Management, Without the Dogma

    Gallup statistics on employee engagement sparked a national fervor with their bleak outlook. But the research consultancy released some related numbers that, while less widely reported, are just as interesting.  Namely, that 70 percent of the variance in engagement is accounted for by managers.

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  • The Collaboration Community's Big Dirty Productivity Secret

    The Collaboration Community's Big Dirty Productivity Secret

    Central to the business case for any intranet or enterprise social tool is the promise of productivity. Making information easier to find and streamlining tasks can, the sales patter goes, release thousands of hours of staff time to be used more effectively.

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  • Digital Workplace Governance Takes the Stage (and the Awards)

    Digital Workplace Governance Takes the Stage (and the Awards)

    Governance may not be glamorous, but it serves an essential purpose.  Robust governance is the backbone of any effective and sustainable platform.   Establishing governance can be difficult — and keeping it going is even harder.

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  • Defining the Digital Workplace

    Defining the Digital Workplace

    Another day, another business term. At times it feels as if in our constant push for reinvention within our workplaces, all we succeed in doing is slapping new names on old concepts. Other times, new concepts come along that require a common definition in order to move forward.

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  • Tackling SharePoint Intranet Requirements: Engaging Users

    Tackling SharePoint Intranet Requirements: Engaging Users

    Intranet requirements will change from business to business and industry to industry. But when building an intranet on SharePoint, several core requirements come up repeatedly. Identifying these common requirements and exploring how to make them happen is key to starting any intranet project off on the right foot.  In this series we

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  • Crummy Intranets Call for Crazy Solutions

    Crummy Intranets Call for Crazy Solutions

    Is anything rarer than an intranet that employees love?  While I’m fully versed in the black swan model of how it’s impossible to prove a negative, this might be the exception. All enterprise intranets and social networks have the same glaring flaw that technology cannot fix: search.

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  • Technology and the Rise of the Employee

    More and more employees are no longer willing to accept management strategy, particularly when it comes to technology. “Almost 80 percent of our workforce are using Slack,” the IT manager told me ruefully. “It wasn’t part of our plan.” I’ve heard the same story on a number of occasions recently.

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  • Control Your Email Inbox Before It Controls You

    Control Your Email Inbox Before It Controls You

    When Harvard Business Review released a podcast titled "Email: Is It Time to Just Ban It?" last month, it joined a long line of companies and periodicals calling for the end of email.  The Atlantic took a slightly less drastic approach in a recent article, but still argued in

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  • Smarp Positions Its Employee Advocacy App as a 'Mobile Intranet'

    Smarp Positions Its Employee Advocacy App as a 'Mobile Intranet'

    Smarp, a Helsinki-based employee advocacy platform provider, is trying to help companies better communicate with employees and stakeholders through an expansion of its mobile apps. Bouyed with a $1.

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  • Personalization Solutions for Your Irrelevant Intranet

    Personalization Solutions for Your Irrelevant Intranet

    Most of your intranet is irrelevant.  This isn’t a criticism. As intranets grow more comprehensive, much of the detailed content won’t apply to any specific individual.  Amazon is the same: I have no interest in the majority of its stock.

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  • Igloo's 5-Step Plan for Building Great Digital Workplaces [Webinar]

    Igloo's 5-Step Plan for Building Great Digital Workplaces [Webinar]

    It takes work to build great digital workplaces — and more to get people comfortable in those new digital environments. It starts with an intuitive, elegant user experience for intranets.

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  • How to Personalize Your Intranet

    How to Personalize Your Intranet

    “I can’t find stuff!” is one of the most common complaints I hear against intranets.  Personalization (as well as search) gives companies a way to deliver more meaningful content to their intranet users.

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