Is Our Obsession With Digital Workplace Metrics Getting in Our Way?

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

Employee Disengagement at All Time Low. What now?

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

Organizational Change Doesn’t Have to Hurt

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

Digital Workplace Out-of-the-Box Products and SaaS Trends

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

Battle of Ideas Festival: FREE SPEECH IN AN AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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?

Battle of Ideas Festival: SOCIAL MEDIA: THE PUBLIC SQUARE OF THE 21ST CENTURY?

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?

Leadership Lessons: Bridging expectations and creating value

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?

How Informa, Flight Centre and Shell unlocked their productivity objectives

Originally published on Unily. Intranets have historically tended to focus on internal communications initiatives, such as instilling a shared culture among all employees. However, a new breed of digital workplace platforms are making it easier to realize other business objectives. For example, many Unily customers are beginning to tackle employee productivity issues too. This reflects a Continue Reading