DWG’s 2023 predictions for the digital workplace

by Nancy Goebel It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again! It’s November and that means Digital Workplace Group is abuzz with planning for the year ahead – our 2023 research, our year-end member survey, our calendar of events… and it also means it’s time to announce our 2023 predictions for the digital…

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Why content management is the catalyst for a great digital workplace experience – 5 pointers to getting started 

Research the definition of a digital workplace and you’ll find a topic shrouded in subjectivity, as outlined in the article ‘What is a digital workplace?’ by ThoughtFarmer.   What you won’t find is any mention of content management – the connective tissue which forms a digital workplace – or the importance of the role it…

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Digital workplace, digital employee experience, intranet; what’s the difference?  

You are about to launch an intranet, but it goes beyond what a ‘traditional’ intranet typically is, offering integrations with a number of other apps. Perhaps this is a digital workplace then? But it is also focused on improving the overall experience of employees; so, is this in fact a digital employee experience platform? And,…

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Why integrating SaaS services is critical for the digital employee experience  

The easy availability of cloud-based services, usually offered on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis, has opened up a range of advanced, lightweight solutions that can be easily deployed throughout a business, often without much involvement of the central IT function. These services then don’t need to be actively managed by the IT function, as elements like…

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7 takeaways about Microsoft Viva from new DWG research 

When Microsoft announced the launch of Viva in early 2021 – a new ‘employee experience’ platform that is mainly delivered through Microsoft Teams across four distinct apps (Viva Connections, Learning, Topics and Insights) –  there were huge levels of interest from a wide selection of different stakeholders including intranet and digital workplace teams. Fast forward…

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Putting employees at the centre of employee experience 

by Rob Ryan, Director of Product Marketing and Business Value, Workgrid Software The digital workplace hasn’t been built for employees Organizations have been working hard to optimize the digital workplace. They’ve delivered all the tools, platforms and resources employees could possibly need to be effective. Yet, the employee experience continues to suffer, with 61% of American…

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DWG Technology Exchange: Employee onboarding with Unily

In an April 2022 Technology Exchange, Unily talked about how its employee experience platform supports employee onboarding, demoing how the Unily team use it themselves for their own new starters. This post offers some takeaways from the session.

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5 winning digital workplaces 

Winning digital workplaces are at the heart of how work happens in organizations. They enable a connected experience of digital tools and information for colleagues across the organization. They are smart and personalized, with multiple front doors that allow seamless access for workers wherever or however they work. And in 2022, they critically enable hybrid…

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The current state of Viva Learning – and some recommendations

By Patrik Bergman It will come as no surprise to digital workplace practitioners that Microsoft has released Viva Learning as part of its Viva suite. This is a welcome initiative since learning in the flow of work should be a natural part of any digital workplace, however there are some things to know about the…

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DWG’s expert blog: Ten great digital workplace articles from 2021

2021 has been another challenging year for everybody due to the pandemic; it’s also been another year when the digital workplace has proved utterly essential to supporting hybrid and remote working. Previously, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and ServiceNow might have felt like niche topics, but these days we see advertisements on mainstream television for them, and…

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Why HR is the essential digital workplace partner

Maturity is the act of knowing when and how to behave at the right time and in the right place. Maturity is subjective. Maturity is a fluid state. Just as there is no one path to maturity for a human being, there is no one path towards digital maturity for an organization. The quest for…

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The hybrid digital workplace with Workgrid and AES

For this September 2021 DWG Institute Technology Exchange, we were joined by Troy Campano, Chief Product Officer, Workgrid, and Angie Wyatt, Director, Global Director Workplace Experience, The AES Corporation, to talk about the how the Workgrid platform is improving the employee experience in the hybrid digital workplace. This post explores some of the main takeaways…

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