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Often discussions on intranet adoption tend to focus on launch or training activities. But what role should adoption play in digital workplace strategy? Indeed, what does ‘good’ adoption look like? It’s not even clear cut that people spending more time on an intranet is necessarily a good outcome – it could just mean that they’re lost. We also need to move beyond “what’s in it...

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Communication vs. Collaboration Imagine if you are going to buy a new sofa, and instead of entering a showroom you are taken straight into the workshop. Inside there are rolls of fabric, wooden frames of part-built sofas, others that look nearly finished but you can’t quite tell. You pick out one that you like only to be told that it’s last year’s model and no longer...

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  [caption id="attachment_805" align="alignright" width="150"] photo by Roy Blumenthal[/caption] Introducing the Phantom - a character created for the social network at LexisNexis UK  and  vividly described by Laurie Hibbs at the Melcrum Digital Workplace Summit this week. The Phantom is an online avatar that joins their internal Yammer discussions and is able to say what many think but few would post. He tells people who post trivial comments to the...

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Day 3 from the IntraTeam Conference See also: Day 1, Day 2   Sharon O'Dea - Mobile Intranet at UK Parliament Sharon (@sharonodea) wins my vote for the most entertaining session. She talked about the challenges of being an intranet manager in the unusual world of a near 1000-year old organisation. When she started there was an old intranet, but with elections coming and a new influx of younger, novice MPs, ...

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This is part 2 of a day-by-day blog of Intrateam 2012 See also: Day 1, Day 3 Tony Byrne - Latest Trends in Collaboration and Social Computing Within Larger Enterprises Tony (@TonyByrne) of the Real Story Group (RSG) began by saying: If you throw in blogs, wikis etc. at the organisation and people don't use them, it's not an adoption problem, it's a technology strategy problem; you haven't...

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Here is a quick checklist that you can use to rate your phone book 'maturity'. Count your points for the following: 1)  1 Point if all your employees are in one phone book —2 bonus points if contractors are too —2 bonus points if you have supplier contacts 2) 1 Point if all employee data comes from a master source —2 bonus points if you have a process to check accuracy (e.g. when...

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