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Intranets and digital workplace

What is a social intranet or an intranet 2.0 ?

Summary : Everybody's talking about social intranets or intranet 2.0 but none have a clear idea of what it can look like. Between the myth of intranets being replaced by social networks and traditional...
The Digital Renaissance of Work

The Digital Renaissance of work : a phygital journey

The evolution of the work environment in a digital era is not only, as many think, about the digital workplace or the intranet. No one should expect an application to work in an environment...

What about the employee journey in the work environment ?

I already mentioned the existing asymmetry between customer and employee facing digital initiatives. One of its most remarkable expression is the famous "customer journey" while employees are often parachuted in a labyrinth...and without a...

Don’t tell my mum I’m a community manager, she believes I play piano in...

Summary : There's a tendency to call "community manager" any person that communicates online for an enterprise...even it the activity has nothing to do with communities. This excessive use of a buzzword seems to...
Frustrated digital employee

The digital workplace is for all kinds of employee

The concept of intranet largely evolved over the last years to become a digital workplace but some old habits still die hard. Some businesses are unable to harness a large part of the benefits...

Intelligent agents to improve the employee experience

Employee experience goes far beyond the way people interact with their work tools. But, given the time spent behind a screen every day, it's obvious that this side is a major concern. I already said...

Digital Workplace : Swiss Army Knife or Plumbing ?

The point everyone agrees on when it comes to digital workplace is the "all in one side". A single place to work whatever the activity, action or tool is. A single point of entry....

The Digital Workplace : it’s an human experience above all

It's taken for granted that the digital workplace is the future of the work environment and, in this perspective, it's often presented with a technological perspective : platforms, tools, integration, interoperability, mobility etc. But...

Emakina boosts engagement and HR marketing with Hero

How to gamify work, boost engagement, favor workforce learning, boost employee engagement and reinforce its HR marketing with a single system ? It's a matter of productivity, engagement and employer brand all businesses face...

Businesses focus too much on enterprise social networks

In brief: enterprise social networks mobilize attention and effort. But by focusing too much on social networks - and only on them- they forget that they're only a recipients whose value comes from they...

Digital Workplace and Intranet : the 2013 trends (part #1)

Like every year, Jane McConnell issues her report on the Digital Workplace trends after having assessed 362 organizations around the world. I won't explain in detail each of the 169 pages but share a...

Intranet and portails : between centralization and deconcentration

I recently predicted the possible comeback of enterprise portal. Not to make it a basic host for a CMS as it's been for long - what made it lose credit - but as a...

Are notifications our new plague ?

How many notifications do you receive every day ? 10 ? 50 ? 100 ? Our days are punctuated by the notifications we receive from message, business, media... apps. Chopped would even be more...

Employees don’t have time to waste narrating their work

Summary : it's impossible to think about emergent collaboration and self-organized structures without visibility on others' work. That's the reason why employees are more and more expected to share statuses related to the progress...

Email vs social networks : it’s about the client, not the signal

In brief : wondering if there's any reason to use a social network for a private conversation implies that having many tools coexisting is a given, a constraint. But it's not. The given is...

Digital Workplace and Intranet : the 2013 trends (part #2)

As promised, here's the second part of my post on the Digital Workplace trends for 2013. • User Generated anything Initiatives aiming at having users generating content or anything fails to take off. Once again the...

Mobile is more than mobile versions of desktops applications

Every study shows that mobile and mobility are one of the main challenges businesses face today and that quick responses are needed. That's a multifaceted challenge : - employer brand : any reference employer should...

For a Google Now of the workplace

While consumer applications are invading the workplace and employees collapse under information, the example of the application that should be brought to the workplace is Google Now. You don't know Google Now ? Available for...

Enterprise social networks are not (only) corporate communication tools

Summary: social networks are great communication tools and that's why many organization try to find them a place in their intranet landscape. This is sometimes confusing because they are not communication tools in the...

Surviving in the social software jungle

In brief: the advent of social software change shifted the balance of power between IT and business people by reinforcing the autonomy of the second. But as social networks projects become digital workplaces ones...
Head of Employee and Client Experience @Emakina / Former consulting director / Crossroads of people, business and technology / Speaker / Compulsive traveler

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