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In a nutshell, we merged IBF and DWF into one service and changed our name to "Digital Workplace Group." The new name represents the broader set of services we've grown to offer, beyond an original focus on just intranets. We also changed the name of our monthly webinar from "IBF Live" to "Digital Workplace Live."
Although we've relabelled things, we're proud of our decade+ history and have left this page intact. Enjoy your time on our site and please contact us with any questions or comments.
Helen Day posted earlier on this blog about using
your intranet to gather bright ideas – in effect an online suggestions box.
I once learned a great tip from Mark Turrell of Imaginatik, which he described as the
"Little Mermaid Effect". The inspiration came from an employee that
was rushing out of the office to buy Disney’s video while it was on release –
if he missed it then he’d have to wait years for it to become available again.
This event approach works really well for ideas too. It can generate in a few
weeks the same number of ideas as a normal suggestions box gets in a year because
it galvanises people into acting on their thoughts.
"The event approach has a number of benefits
over the ‘perpetual’ method of idea collection:
attention – executives lose interest in projects if there are delays in getting
- Top quality
review team – the best people are more willing to give their time if the time
commitment is limited
- No procrastination
– people have to contribute their ideas quickly or else they will miss their
window of opportunity
- Focus on
implementation – the hand-over period at the end is critical"