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Future of Work Series Part 5: Leveraging Social Technology for Competitive Advantage

Social technologies are rapidly changing the way we do business, from organizational structure down to individual skill sets. ThoughtFarmer was fortunate to host a panel at Vancouver’s Digital Strategy Conference on the Future of Work and the role of social technology. In this one-hour panel, we explore how new technologies are disrupting century-old workplace practices and the subsequent positive (and sometimes not-so-positive) impacts to organizations.

www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/leveraging-social-technology-for-competitive-advantage/
Future of Work Series Part 4: Collaborative Software Requires New Skills

How does workplace collaboration happen? Is it initiated by software tools, or by people?

megan-murrayIn this short interview,  Megan Murray explains that we need to “stop looking at [enterprise technology] tools as a diet pill solution, and rather as facilitators that can help us scale our own behaviour.” While collaboration and teamwork are necessary for businesses to innovate and adapt in a modern competitive environment, simply clicking “install” doesn’t make it happen.

www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/future-work-series-part-4-collaboration/
Building Your Business Case: Three Methods for Determining Intranet ROI

Get inspired by examples of amazing intranet collaboration, design, and innovation. Register for the ThoughtFarmer Best Intranet Awards Webinar on July 9, 2014

Demonstrating how you will measure return on investment is an important part of getting the green light for your intranet project. It’s easy to understand the value of improved communications and better employee engagement in the workplace.

www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/3-methods-intranet-roi/
Future of Work Series Pt 3: Thriving in a More Connected and Delocalized World

This interview is part three of our Future of Work four-part series. ThoughtFarmer is hosting a Future of Work panel at the Digital Strategy Conference Vancouver on April 29th. Register for the Digital Strategy Conference and watch the interviews with Stowe Boyd and Dave Gray.

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“The world is changing all the time, so the things that organizations need to do are changing all the time.” David Ascher, VP of Product for the Mozilla Foundation, explains how technology is driving connectivity and delocalization, resulting in a rapid rate of change within and outside organizations.

www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/connected-and-delocalized-leadership/
The Biggest Difference Between Good and Bad Intranets: A Focus on Users

Good intranets come in different shapes, sizes and colors, but they share one thing in common: a focus on users.

This single factor has a huge influence on planning exercises, on software selection, on the design of the intranet and on launch and training activities. But many companies seem to forget who the intranet is for.

www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/good-intranets-vs-bad-ones/
This Simple Chart Explains the 2 Keys to a Successful Intranet

Do you want to love your intranet? This simple 2×2 explains the 2 keys: relevance and ease-of-use. Anything else leads to frustration, apathy or disappointment.

2x2 quadrant for intranet satisfaction

How do you want your users to feel when they use your intranet? Successful intranets are easy to use, and they solve real business problems.

www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/2-keys-to-successful-intranet/
How Social Intranets Can Support Legal Knowledge Management

Get inspired by examples of amazing intranet collaboration, design, and innovation. Register for the ThoughtFarmer Best Intranet Awards Webinar on July 9, 2014

Last week I had the pleasure of spending the day in Toronto with legal knowledge management practitioners from across the Canadian public sector.

www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/intranet-legal-knowledge-management/
Defining Your Constraints & Limitations: Step 4 to a New Intranet

This post is part of a series on the 10 steps to a new intranet. It follows Step 3: Communicating Your Intranet Requirements

Every project, intranet or otherwise, is constrained by 3 cardinal factors: Scope, Cost, and Schedule. Changing one of these constraints affects the others. For example, if you tighten the schedule, the cost will need to increase and/or the scope will need to decrease.

www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/define-constraints-intranet-step4/
Communicating Your Requirements: Step 3 to a New Intranet

This post is part of a series on the 10 steps to a new intranet.

In Step 1, you determined your business objectives. Step 3 to a new intranet is to expand those business objectives into more granular and specific requirements.

Using the information gained from your interviews, plus any additional research and observations, ask yourself the following:

  • Who’s the user of this intranet?
www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/new-intranet-step-3-communicate-requirements/
Determining Your Business Objectives: Step 1 to a New Intranet

Get inspired by examples of amazing intranet collaboration, design, and innovation. Register for the ThoughtFarmer Best Intranet Awards Webinar on July 9, 2014

Why do you need a new intranet? The answer to this question is the first and most important step on the path to a new intranet.

In our experience, surveys are not effective in answering this question.

www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/new-intranet-step-1-business-objectives/