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How passionate people create the best digital workplaces

How passionate people create the best digital workplaces

“I can feel that there’s a drive, there’s a need now to really make sure that our co-workers have the digital workplace experience to be able to meet the needs of clients.”

— Linda Tinnert, IKEA

Often, passion comes with devotion, drive and a determination to achieve great things. The questions we explore in this episode are what sparks a passion for work in someone and how can you harness this extraordinary energy to create a successful digital workplace experience?

We’re joined by two guests whose passion and personal ambition have shaped their organizations’ impressive digital workplaces and culture: IKEA’s Linda Tinnert, who believes that internal communication is the beating heart of a business; and Kevin Olp from Northwestern Mutual, who views work as a part of the very fabric of his life.

As well as realizing great visions, Linda and Kevin have built effective and motivated teams, who contribute to the success of the digital workplace and its continual evolution. They talk to Paul Miller about cultivating curiosity, igniting those around them and nurturing the next generation.


Linda Tinnert

Linda Tinnert, Process Developer, Digital Workplace, IKEA

Linda is responsible for the Digital Workplace at the IKEA group globally. She has many years of experience working with internal digital channels and collaboration tools in a global environment, and in recent years has expanded the responsibility to cover the full digital workplace experience. She is based in Sweden and has been part of ongoing work that has enabled the IKEA group to become widely acknowledged as a company with well-developed digital workplace services.

Kevin Olp

Kevin Olp, MSFS, Director, Creative Solutions and Digital Workplace, Northwestern Mutual

At the time of recording Kevin was Director, Creative Solutions and Digital Workplace at Northwestern Mutual (NM), a role to which he brought communications, training and marketing expertise. Kevin’s passion is to make it easy to connect people to people, people to information and people to their work, regardless of setting. Kevin led the team that introduced NM’s first learning management system, oversaw the transition of the company news channels from paper to digital, and was sponsor of NM’s intranet transformation effort. Kevin is now part of the DWG team.

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