Should we care about business intelligence in the digital workplace?

We are surrounded by data in our daily lives. The amount of data available is growing exponentially and, for many, data is taking on the role of oil in our economies. Various data-driven business models are emerging. Within companies, the main user groups for data are typically in the finance and sales departments where the…

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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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Digital workplace resilience – key practices in a (post) pandemic world

Learning from the pandemic period to improve digital workplace resilience for future adverse events , whatever they may be, should be a key focus for digital workplace teams. Teams need to look at what was rapidly put in place, to decide what worked, what could or should be adjusted or adapted, and what can be learnt…

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Advanced practices for hybrid working 

Are we asking the right questions when we talk about hybrid working? DWG’s recent research delves into this topic in more detail.

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Low-code and no-code solutions: 7 takeaways for digital workplace teams 

‘Low-code’ and ‘no-code’ are currently two of the most widely used phrases to describe applications and technology solutions. While these are often used as marketing terms, they do reflect an important trend in software development, where there are more and more opportunities for IT teams, power-users and citizen developers to work together to create their…

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From fast-tracking findability to the intranet and Microsoft Viva – DWG’s 2022 Research Programme is here!

The votes are counted and the research briefs are already being written – it’s that time of year when we decide and announce the topics that DWG will cover in its latest annual Research Programme. You can see all the details in the new fact sheet for the programme. DWG’s Deputy CEO, Nancy Goebel, says:…

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Think like an anthropologist to get the best out of your digital workplace

What was once considered the future of work is a present reality for many. Some may have entire teams and organizations working remotely, while other teams and organizations may be experimenting with hybrid work environments. The reality that exists for everyone is that our way of working has fundamentally changed. This change goes deeper than…

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AI and automation: 11 considerations for digital workplace teams

By Steve Bynghall One of the strengths of DWG’s research programme is that each year we seek feedback and carefully consider the topics to cover so that we can be sure to focus on the areas where we can deliver most value. The research list goes through a pretty rigorous process with, at first, a longlist compiled…

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Evolving the elements of organizational readiness for 2021 and beyond

It was a dissonant moment when I sat back to work out that five years have now passed since DWG’s first research report into organizational readiness was published. Dissonant, because writing the paper is so fresh in my mind. And dissonant because the world in which I wrote its sequel has transformed into something so very, very different. Time flows in unfathomable ways.  Organizational…

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Five core truths about managing digital workplace programmes

How do you manage the digital workplace? This is a key question for teams delivering a digital workplace strategy and then making it operational. With the scope of the digital workplace wide and not always clear, as well as frequently involving multiple stakeholders and requiring significant levels of change, managing the digital workplace is potentially…

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Digital workplace overload: How to reduce employee technostress

We live in a time of unprecedented digital workplace “wealth”. The knowledge, connectivity and tools at our fingertips afford us new possibilities in how we work. And this year, we’ve seen just how essential this is in order to keep many people working, collaborating, productive and connected. Yet there’s another side to this story. We…

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Meeting the findability challenge in Office 365

The rise of Office 365 in recent years is unquestionable. More and more organizations are moving their content and applications to the cloud and, with that, findability has become a more and more pressing issue. Moreover, the complex feature set of Office 365 makes the journey even more challenging: users start using more and more…

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