Organised by Oxfordshire Debating Matters & Oxford Festival of the Arts In April of this year, the government announced it was planning to fine or block websites and apps if they fail to take strong action against a range of so-called ‘online harms’. The government is seeking to enforce strict standards on the internet, including Continue Reading
Originally published in CMSwire. If there’s one thing that’s inescapable at work, it’s metrics. Performance reviews, KPIs, goals, objectives, inputs … you name it, everything we do invariably ends up being measured, with a number or target of some kind assigned to it. However, the zeal with which some go about measuring (or trying to Continue Reading
Originally published in Internal Comms Pro. Employee active disengagement levels are the lowest ever recorded. Martyn Perks celebrates the success and talks about what smart communicators should do next in this Internal Comms Pro exclusive. Every year comes with it another statement of how little employees are engaged in their work. Late last year, pollsters Continue Reading
Originally published on CMSwire. Before looking ahead to 2019, let’s briefly look at where have we come from. That will help us figure out what to focus on in the days and months ahead. The “golden age of intranets” (if there ever was one) was characterized by a general agreement on the purpose of an Continue Reading
Originally published on CMSwire. Organizational change can be difficult, even at the best of times. With so many moving parts and likely resistance from employees, knowing where to start is a challenge. Take the introduction of a new workplace technology. Depending on your vantage point, it can cause outright fear or inspire a begrudging, “it’s Continue Reading
Originally published on CMSwire. Like a tidal wave crashing ashore, the growing movement of businesses migrating to cloud-based out-of-the-box software and networking technologies seems unstoppable. Everything from digital workplace platforms and human resources software to the growing market of artificial intelligence (AI) bots and apps that integrate with other systems continues to grow at a Continue Reading
The internet promised to bring people closer together and to empower individuals by bypassing publishers and broadcasters who had acted as gatekeepers between speakers and mass audiences. It has enabled new voices to be heard and sparked the formation of new communities and new movements. What sorts of speech should be permitted and prohibited online? And who should decide?
Can democracy thrive with a totally free web, or should governments step in to protect the citizens they serve? Is it possible to solve new-age problems like filter bubbles and the transformation of our public sphere with a more open online framework? And what can we learn from the success stories of democratic digitalisation overseas?
Creating a new intranet for the first time can be challenging when your employees have low expectations of its potential. Yet it can open up many new ways to engage your staff that until now may have been impossible to consider. Just how do you go about bridging those expectations, ending up with something new and at the same time valuable?