Behind the scenes of The Digital Workplace book­

Around 2009, people within DWG – then known as the Intranet Benchmarking Forum (IBF) – were beginning to consider the wider suite of digital tools that organizations were introducing alongside their more well-established and better-understood intranets, and to wonder what this combined new array of work practices and products amounted to. Always fascinated by patterns…

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It all began at the British Library one sunny day in June 2002

Moments that mattered – according to DWG CEO and Founder Paul Miller  The memory is still vivid for me. At 10 am on Thursday June 20, 2002, I stood at the front of a room of intranet managers in London’s iconic British Library and welcomed them all as founder members of the newly formed Intranet…

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How to create a workplace where people want to stay 

DWG has enjoyed incredibly low people turnover for 20 years. Here are my 7 tips on how companies can learn from our experience, improve employee satisfaction and protect themselves against the ‘Great Resignation’  In a recent chat with Caroline Morecroft (a terrific member of the DWG compliance unit), she pointed out to me that “hardly…

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Our leadership team lived together for a week and…

… here are my five lessons (based on the experience) for the future of work post pandemic Last month, the Digital Workplace Group (DWG) leadership team lived (and worked) together for a week in a beautiful Georgian house near Chelsea in London.  We call these live/work weeks the ‘Big Brother House’ (BBH) – although, to be clear, there are no cameras….

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Pivot!’s Rachel Murray interviews DWG’s Nancy and Shimrit on their mentoring relationship

Rachel Murray is a writer, careers mentor and founder of Pivot! Newsletter, and in 2020 she interviewed DWG’s Shimrit Janes (Director of Knowledge) and Nancy Goebel (Managing Director, Member Services) on the special mentoring relationship that has emerged between them over recent years, as part of a mentoring series for readers of her career-change focused…

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No offices – but instead (sometimes) we live together

Twice a year our management team – six of us – live together for a working week. We hire a nice house in a fun part of London or New York (other cities will follow) and we become “working family” for a few days.  That in itself might perhaps be noteworthy, but what adds to the novelty is…

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Taking a break from the digital workplace

Take a REAL break from the digital workplace. Can we? And, if so, should we? In my early graduate training days at Boots, my first manager taught me that being a good manager meant the office could function without you. Of course, that was in the days when we all went to a physical office….

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The girl in the bubble

I spent 14 years in a busy corporate office and today I work in the digital workplace, often physically sitting alone. So how does working in the digital workplace feel compared with a traditional physical office? My office-based ex-colleagues still ask: “Don’t you get lonely? Don’t you get distracted with laundry and household chores? Aren’t…

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