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The digital workplace is a new mindset. It is holistic, forcing the organization, functions and people to think outside their own silos. It is space and time independent letting many people work when and where it is the most appropriate. It is an enabler, empowering people to express themselves and to take initiatives they could not previously do so easily. For some organizations, it has become a strategic asset reported at the highest levels of management.
These fundamental changes impact management, communication, HR, IT, customer service teams, and on and on. There are many obstacles to overcome before an organization can achieve an effective digital workplace.
This workshop will start with a short presentation on "Obstacles and Approaches" based on input from the 2014 Digital Workplace survey. We will then identify the obstacles that concern the workshop participants, and work though them collectively, sharing ideas and experiences We will draw guidelines and recommendations at the end of the workshop for your reference when you are back in your own digital workplace after the conference!
- Practical strategy for visual communications
The communicaton industry is becoming more visually oriented and communicators from writing backgrounds are now asked to be photographers and video producers as well. Images are the most powerful form of communication on the plantet – when done right. This hands-on session is guaranteed to increase your visual know-how and boost your confidence and creativity whether you are shooting or managing the visual communication process. Learn quick and easy still and video tips before practicing your new skills on a mock assignment. Learn how to size-up a shooting environment, find the most effective shots and see the world from a more creative perspective.
You will learn:
*Storytelling with a camera – the 3 shots you must have
*Beyond documentation – Develop your own unique photo style, adding meaning and emotional depth to your shots
*Techniques for evaluating and using available light
*Current trends and styles in the visual marketplace
Jennifer Wah is an international award-winning communications consultant who has been listening to, and sharing stories her whole life. In this session, she will draw on her ability to link an organization's business needs to the stories of its people by analyzing examples that will inspire you to go looking for real stories that will make a difference in your organization.
In this session you will learn the questions you need to ask, of yourself, and those around you, to encourage a storytelling culture, and to show up as a better storyteller yourself. Come prepared to explore the art and science of strategic storytelling to increase engagement, performance and pride in employees; come prepared to practice what many business think tanks are describing as the most important business skill in the next five years. And, you’ll discover how online and social media offer more opportunities than ever before to bring your team's stories to life, and life to those stories.
How to inspire yourself, anytime and anywhere
Of all the abilities needed to be a good communicator, none is more highly prized than creativity. And none is more elusive. Your job require you to create on demand no matter how unexciting the subject matter. In this session you will learn how to spontaneously motivate yourself, stay happily inspired, avoid mental monotony and consistantly produce great work.
You will learn:
* How your personal fears are the key to innovative thinking
* The self esteem benefits of being totally worthless
* Cross train your brain to strengthen your creative muscles
Discussions about different topics lead by speakers and attendees. Common introduction in Room: Denmark.
by Stacy Wilson
Employees increasingly expect their news experience inside the organization to emulate their external news experience. They want fast, reliable, trustworthy news that helps them make better decisions. SharePoint has many tools that can help you deliver a better news experience, but it won't happen if you take a strictly out-of-the-box approach.
* What employees need in intranet news, based upon how they work
* How to get the most from SharePoint's features
* Why and how to target news
* How to support content authors regardless of their department
– and remain relevant – in an organisation with a social intranet:
Come hear from a leading speaker on storytelling showcase one of the most powerful tools through the ages. Stories are the reason we first - and still - gathered 'round early fire pits and kitchen tables, and they are still the reason we are drawn to gather and share. Offering insight into the historical context for the art and craft of storytelling, this session will showcase 10 case studies where storytelling has resulted in both positive - and negative - results.
Shedding light on techniques such as Pecha Kucha-style, this session will reflect on 10 examples of communication successes and failures in organizations, you will leave this session with an understanding of when, why and how, different forms of storytelling work in organizations; the cultural and organizational constraints around the "storytelling is the new black" phenomenon.
Jennifer's sessions are always highly interactive, and promise participation and discussion with organizational communicators whose stories will be discussed.
At ING they wanted to build an Enterprise Social Network with the user at its heart; they wanted it to serve and engage their employees and they wanted their input throughout its development. The result is Buzz; a global Enterprise Social Network with over 50,000 members and 600 communities.
The challenge to make Buzz useful and engage employees goes on.
by Shel Holtz
BYOD -- Bring Your Own Device -- is a grass roots movement that is taking the business world by storm. Employees are finding their own ways to improve efficiency using their own smartphones and tablets, even if they have a company-supplied phone. With the momentous shift to mobile computing that's taking place outside the company, it's now time for organizations to think "mobile first" for their internal communications and transactions. Communications expert Shel Holtz will explain...
* How mobile lets you reach employees in the "have-not" category, those without access to the intranet
* Why text messaging may be one of your most effective mobile tools
* How Augmented Reality, QR Codes and other tools can fit neatly into an internal communications strategy
25th–27th February 2014