In more and more organizations, the intranet is growing beyond its original role as an internal communications channel and portal for productivity tools. At the same time, companies are rethinking the ways to get productive work done, putting more emphasis on teleworking, cross-team collaboration and employee engagement. The intranet of the future must support and stimulate this new way of working. To reach this 'digital workplace' you will need to address some fundamental questions:
What are the priorities and the right level of ambition for my organization's intranet?
Who are the key stakeholders and how do they expect the intranet to evolve?
How will I set concrete targets and measure progress against them?
This tutorial will give you some of the answers and will encourage you to work together with your colleagues to find additional ideas and insights. You will review various aspects of what the digital workplace of the future could mean for you:
Collaboration on the intranet
The "social" intranet
Mobile access to the intranet
Personalization and customization
What you will learn
You will find out what are the key trends for the intranet/digital workplace of the future. You will be challenged to think about what these trends mean for your organization, and how you can integrate them into your current strategy and plans for the intranet.
Who should attend
Intranet managers and professionals who are involved in setting direction and implementing improvements for their organization's intranet.
by Sharon O'Dea
Imagine 300 senior managers, and their support staff, all joining your company on the same day. That’s the challenge that faced the UK Parliament following the last election. This new cohort of highly-skilled, highly mobile representatives demanded new and flexible ways of keeping in touch; a desktop intranet just doesn’t suit their ways of working. In response, Parliament delivered an award-winning mobile intranet.
This had a simple design and delivered the key functionality an MP needs when out and about – a live feed of what’s going on in the chamber, a calendar of future business, maps and key contacts. This case study covers how they chose content and functionality, what technology choices were made, what they learned along the way, and how they’re building on this.
8th–10th May 2012