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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Intranet strategy and intranet design: the pillars of a winning modern intranet 

Modern intranets make employees’ working days more convenient and manageable by connecting them to information, tasks and people. They are personalized and available anywhere they’re needed, offering an amazing user experience.   But what does it take to make a winning modern intranet?  In this article, we’ll explore what it takes with learnings and intranet screenshots…

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Seven digital workplace takeaways from the 2021 DWG member survey

Digital workplaces and the ways in which employees work are always in a state of flux – but the past year has shown just how dramatic such change can be, with intranets, digital workplaces and the teams behind them having to adapt rapidly to new needs and circumstances. Here at DWG, we keep a keen…

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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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The long-term implications of COVID-19 on employee experience – what happens next?

Employee experience post-pandemic: A time for recalibration During the last 10 years, a wonderful evolution has taken place in top-rated workplaces, as they’ve recognized that employee experience (EX) is a competitive differentiator in attracting and retaining top talent. Much of the investment made during the last decade has gone into reinventing the physical workspace –…

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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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Communicating in real-time at work: The promise and the perils

Real-time communications (RTC), such as instant messaging, video calling, tele/video conferencing and internet relay chat, have become central to how people communicate and work inside organizations. During the COVID-19 crisis, these tools have assumed even more importance. DWG’s new research report Communicating in real-time at work: The promise and the perils explores the ways organizations…

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How the digital workplace facilitates innovation

The importance of innovation Innovation is a big-ticket item for organizations needing to deliver new services and products to customers, or those wanting to transform the way they operate by introducing new processes or doing things differently. Innovation tends to be something to which all organizations aspire; however, the commitment to innovation can vary dramatically…

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Seven things we learnt about the digital workplace from the 2020 DWG survey

Every year the digital workplace both changes and doesn’t change. The tools we use evolve and get more sophisticated; just two years ago perhaps we’d have been surprised to see the level of use of Microsoft (MS) Teams and that chatbots are starting to be so commonly used. At the same time, some of the…

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20 areas organizations need to consider to embed remote working in the long term

The mid- to long-term impact The coronavirus has had an immediate impact on the way we work, with a spectacular and almost overnight introduction of home working for millions of office-based workers. If organizations were planning such a roll-out of distributed working on this scale in normal times, it would be a year-plus project, with…

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Why the COVID-19 crisis is the turning point for remote working

This is a watershed moment The evolution of the digital workplace that successfully enables remote or distributed working has been going on for a long time. Up to now, progress has been steady and considerable, both in terms of the capability for us to work from home or in any location, but also in terms…

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How do organizations restructure themselves to take advantage of the digital workplace?

Modern digital workplaces and the individual tools within them have the potential to transform organizations and the way they operate. Real-time dashboards of critical data should enable laser-sharp decisions. Communication and collaboration tools should accelerate the decision-making process. Social networks should cut through the layers of hierarchy to make things more efficient and drive a…

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