IntraTeamNews 3: Intranet, Workplace by Facebook, Office 365, Enterprise Search, Collaboration, User Experience

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Here is what I found most interesting in week 3. 


End User Involvement, Governance, and Expert Help Drive Success in the 10 Best Intranets of 2017

Here are some of the key insights Susan Hanley took from the report and how they align with her experience as an intranet designer and information architect

By Susan Hanley

At the start of the intranet year, where to start?

Where to start when working on making your intranet or digital workplace better? That can be a difficult task but these four things could help you

  • Spend a week away from your desk
  • List the top five intranet bugs and problems
  • Write a strategy and plan
  • Get your team ready for the busy year ahead

By James Robertson 

Should I replace the intranet with an Enterprise Social Network?

With the arrival of Facebook Workplace and the merger of Microsoft and LinkedIn enterprise social just got sexy, and many companies are asking if they still need a traditional intranet.

By Sharon O'dea

The Best Intranets – Audience Q&A

The best intranets are all different: they look different, they run on different technology stacks, and they have different content, people and processes. However, there are some common ingredients that are common in each.

By Toby Ward 

Workplace by Facebook 

Will Workplace by Facebook be a challenge to the intranet and the digital workplaces? 

20 speakers at IntraTeam Event Copenhagen 2017 told us what they think about the question "Will Workplace by Facebook be a challenge to the intranet and the digital workplaces?".

Ravi Mynamparty – Harvard Business School

"I am skeptical that it will present a challenge.  My feeling is that workers will have “yet-another-social-network” fatigue and so will not adopt it". 

Thomas Maeder – Swisscom AG

"For some (smaller and younger) organizations it could serve as an Intranet, for others (older and larger) organization it might be used as the social communication layer for the whole organization"

By Sanne Høgh 

Office 365

Office 365 Groups Explained

An Office 365 Group is a way to centralize membership for multiple Microsoft products in one place, and apply policies at the project or team level instead of each product. It’s quickly becoming the new Active Directory Security Group of the File Share days.

By Benjamin Niaulin

Groups in Outlook vs Microsoft Teams vs SharePoint Online vs Yammer

What are the differences between all Microsoft’s group collaboration products?

By Jeremy Thake

Enterprise Search 

So how does search work?

First you need to know when there is a problem, because search does not break, it just fails to return the results you were expecting, and that requires you to know what you were expecting. Second you need to work out where in the complex series of search processes and sub-processes the solution to the problem may lie. 

By Martin White 


Do virtual teams benefit from face-to-face meetings?

For a long time it has been the assumption that off-line face-to-face bonding was crucial for virtual teams if they wanted to performance well. But we may be getting to the stage where off-line meetings may have a more limited benefit, with savings in travel costs and probably less time being required to establish an effective team.

By Martin White 


Harnessing automation for a future that works

McKinsey estimate that about half of all the activities people are paid to do in the world’s workforce could potentially be automated by adapting currently demonstrated technologies. That amounts to almost $16 trillion in wages.

By James Manyika, Michael Chui, Mehdi Miremadi, Jacques Bughin, Katy George, Paul Willmott, and Martin Dewhurst

User Experience

How does price affect the “user” experience?

Gerry McGovern had a wonderful user experience recently on an airline website. He just didn’t book the flight because it was too expensive. Price is a huge part of the experience. We must think in a holistic way about the experience. How can an interface help build trust and confidence if the price is €50 more?

By Gerry McGovern

Future Ways of Working 

Overcoming Fear

The entrepreneurial spirit is good in organisations where people can take risks and experiment but the organisational practices and culture often put a decline on the spirit. Fear is a common reaction when we talk about change and uncertainty. Research data from 2013 to 2016 show that 20 to 25% of respondents say people in their organization feel “free to experiment and take initiatives” and unfortunately twice as many—45%—says that their organization culture is one where “absolute compliance to rules, processes and instructions” is the norm.

By Jane McConnell 

IntraTeam Event Copenhagen Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 2017

The conference is for the whole intranet and digital workplace team with eight tracks in three rooms 

Register before February 11 and save money


See all 39 confirmed speakers


Choose between eight tracks in three rooms

For the Danes 

De første resultater af vores undersøgelse om intranettet/den digitale arbejdsplads 2017

Vi er i gang med opfølgningen på vores mangeårige undersøgelser om intranet og digitale arbejdspladser og vores benchmark, som vi har opdateret og derfor stiller gratis til rådighed for dig. Vi har indtil videre fået 69 besvarelser, og her kan du læse et par highlights:

  • Halvdelen har en intranetstrategi
  • Næsten hver femte topleder bakker 100% op om intranettet/den digitale arbejdsplads 
  • Mobilt giver mest værdi ved at stille information til rådighed for kollegerne

Læs flere highlights fra undersøgelsen

Undersøgelse af intranet/digitale arbejdspladser i danske kommuner 2017

I slutningen af 2016 og hen over jul har vi indsamlet besvarelser om intranet og digitale arbejdspladser. Indtil videre har 44 kommuner deltaget i undersøgelsen. Et par hightlights fra undersøgelsen: 

  • I fire ud af 10 kommuner er det mere end 90% af de ansatte, der har adgang til intranettet/den digitale arbejdsplads
  • Næsten halvdelen af kommunerne har en strategi for deres intranet
  • Strategierne for intranettet/den digitale arbejdsplads understøtter i næsten halvdelen af kommunerne forretningsstrategien i en meget stor eller en stor grad

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