Live tour: Winner of My Beautiful Intranet 2014 – Oct 7th

Webinar summary: See a live tour from the winner of My Beautiful Intranet 2014 on the October 7th episode of Digital Workplace Live. Also see a sneak preview of the new book “The Digital Renaissance of Work: Delivering digital workplaces fit for the future”. Show topics: Elizabeth Marsh, co-author of “The Digital Renaissance of Work:…

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The top 5 secrets of intranet mega menu success

Intranet mega menus can make large amounts of information much more easily accessible, but they’re fraught with design and usability challenges. This article presents 5 expert tips for implementing intranet mega menus that are user friendly and effective. “We’re thinking of implementing mega menus – do you have any tips or good practice examples?” This…

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5 examples of task icons on the intranet homepage

See five different examples of how companies have used icons to highlight task-based actions on their intranet homepages, with screenshots and analysis. I have a quick game for you. Spot the odd one out: The answer, my friends, is C. Although now commonly recognized as the icon for RSS, it is the only one of…

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10 steps to interpreting intranet tree testing results

No matter how well you design your Intranet tree testing exercise, the value comes from proper analysis. In this article read practical tips about how to effectively execute this very useful user experience technique. My initial blog on tree testing was such a success last and the test itself received such a great response rate,…

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12 key concepts behind digital workplace success

Synopsis: How do you define and manage the digital workplace? What is the role of the intranet and the intranet team? This compendium includes 12 key concepts to answer those questions. Are you ready? In this, the last of my series of blog posts, I’m going to look back at what we’ve covered and also…

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7 tips for tree testing your intranet navigation

Synopsis: Tree testing is a tried and true technique for improving your intranet navigation. In this article learn how to do it right and participate in an example tree test. It’s been a busy summer so far. As much as I’d like to have been skiving off rock climbing, I’ve been training intranet owners at…

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WestJet’s mobile app for employees – live tour August 5th

Webinar summary: In nine months WestJet’s intranet team went from a blank slate to launching a mobile app for employees. See the results and hear how they did it on the August 5th episode of Digital Workplace Live. Show topic: Live tour of WestJet’s mobile app for employees Date & time: Tues, August 5th  |…

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How user experience debt bankrupts your digital workplace

Synopsis: Saving money by not providing a good user experience in your digital workplace costs you money and goodwill elsewhere. A good digital workplace could be one of the tenets of employee engagement. While the intranet and other digital workplace tools aren’t “all about the technology”, they are technical projects at the start. Budget is…

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Six ways to present quick links on your intranet homepage

Synopsis: See six different examples of how companies have designed the quick links on their intranet homepages, with screenshots and analysis. The ubiquitous intranet homepage “quick links” Just about every intranet homepage has some form of “quick links”. On many intranets the list is labelled exactly as that. On other homepages these links are referred…

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Digital workplace projects: how to understand users through segmentation & personas

Synopsis: Not all your users are the same. User segmentation and related user personas for intranet and digital workplace projects will help you deliver targeted tools with clear business value for specific audiences. Risks of assuming a one-size-fits-all user Last time, I wrote about  how scoping your digital workplace initiatives gives you “go-faster” stripes. This time…

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7 vital skills for digital workplace leaders

The vision and knowledge of senior leaders has been essential to successful digital workplace transformations at organizations such as Unilever, Barclays and IKEA. There are seven key things that every digital leader needs to know in order to avoid failure. Unilever, Barclays and IKEA are all transforming the digital workplace experience, not just for their…

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Is your intranet better than this one?

Synopsis: The first entry in the My Beautiful Intranet 2014 competition is in! It’s a real looker, but is it the most beautiful intranet out there? See the My Beautiful Intranet 2014 competition page to vote on entries, submit your own intranet homepage screenshots and see contest guidelines and details. The first brave soul: Daniel…

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