Webinar video – Building a Digital Workplace on SharePoint 2016 and Office 365

June 15, 2016 by Wedge Black 2 Comments
Webinar video

Watch the video (no registration required) of Michal Pisarek and Sam Marshall in conversation about the new features offered by SharePoint 2016 and what the Office 365 roadmap means to organisations.

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Social networks don’t need management’s blessing

June 13, 2016 by Sam Marshall No Comments
Doing it for ourselves

It’s a widely-held belief that one of the best ways to encourage Enterprise Social Network (ESN) adoption is for leaders to set an example. However, research we’ve conducted over the last four years places much more emphasis on personal interest. When working with clients to develop digital workplace strategies we often conduct employee surveys as […]

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Write for lazy readers (and we’re all lazy)

June 6, 2016 by Joanne Treverton No Comments
Don't make people think too hard

When it comes to reading online, our brains want to do it as quickly as possible – some people call this being efficient, others call it lazy. Either way, it’s the number one rule to have in mind when writing your intranet content.

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Tactical vs strategic intranet managers — which are you?

May 16, 2016 by Wedge Black No Comments
Tactical and strategic intranet management

What are your personal priorities for the intranet and how do they influence its development? Your daily activities demonstrate your approach more than any strategy document.

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Entering Step Two’s Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards

May 9, 2016 by Wedge Black No Comments
Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards

Over the last few years we’ve been supporters of the Intranet Innovation Awards. The Awards now have a new name and scope, and we’d love to see ClearBox customers and friends submit entries. This guest post by Steve Bynghall explains all. One of the highlights of my working year is managing Step Two’s Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards, […]

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How to get employees to fill in their directory profiles

May 5, 2016 by Sam Marshall No Comments
Hello, my name is 'Expert'

“Can my manager make me fill in my profile?” How do you encourage people to maintain their profile on the intranet when some people have fears and doubts?

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Don’t use the same platform for your intranet and website

April 25, 2016 by Wedge Black No Comments
Apple and orange

It’s often the web CMS that gets bought first and then crowbarred into an intranet – with unsatisfactory and disengaging results.

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Lay out your intranet comms for easy reading

April 18, 2016 by Joanne Treverton No Comments
Front-loaded comms

Journalists structure news stories to flow from top to bottom. You can lay out your comms to make it easier and quicker for people to find the information they need.

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Intranet pages or documents? What’s best for the reader

March 30, 2016 by Joanne Treverton 3 Comments
Use intranet pages to present information unless you have a decent reason not to

Your department wants to share some essential information on your intranet. Should it be via page, a PDF, or perhaps a Word file? We’ve got some simple advice to help you decide.

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Search terminology matters – that’s not a bap, it’s a batch

March 14, 2016 by Joanne Treverton No Comments
Bread buns

If you want your reference material and news to be found on the intranet, put yourself in your reader’s shoes. What are they trying to do and what words are they using to search for it?

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