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If you have finished, many thanks for your contribution. &#160; Research nodisplay Jane McConnell Yoga, soccer, hiking, or badminton with the team – or just how sporty is //SEIBERT/MEDIA? https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/12/10/team-sport-seibert-media/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:b89ee0fd-bd46-28ea-fe37-35e648937a15 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:16:37 +0100 <p>We are a closely-knit team at //SEIBERT/MEDIA, and we enjoy spending time together during various events and have also established a number of different company sports groups for a healthy balance – from soccer to yoga, to badminton. I will introduce you to some of them in this post! </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/12/10/team-sport-seibert-media/">Yoga, soccer, hiking, or badminton with the team – or just how sporty is //SEIBERT/MEDIA?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> <p>Let&#8217;s start with some common sayings about exercise and sport. No, I don&#8217;t mean &#8220;exercise kills,&#8221; but rather things like:</p> <blockquote><p>&#8220;If you rest, you rust.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s the taking part that counts.&#8221;</p> <p>&#8220;A healthy mind in a healthy body.&#8221;</p></blockquote> <p>All of these are undoubtedly true – especially since a study has recently revealed that not doing enough exercise poses <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/19/health/study-not-exercising-worse-than-smoking/index.html">a higher health risk than diabetes and even smoking</a>. But I am still yet to find a saying, where &#8220;together,&#8221; &#8220;fun,&#8221; or &#8220;in a team&#8221; are included. These are terms that suit the way we approach exercise and team sports. Perhaps someone will find a good saying and write it in the comments.</p> <p>Despite a lot of growth over the past few years, we are still a closely-knit team that likes to spend time together during various local events (e.g. visiting the local wine festival or the Christmas market, etc.). But the pounds we &#8220;put on&#8221; there aren&#8217;t supposed to stay on our hips. So we have a number of different company sports groups to balance it out. These are casual groups organized by team members that like to do sporty activities together. I want to introduce you to some of them.</p> <h3>Soccer: At the top of the list – what else?</h3> <p>Of course, we have to kick off with soccer – the long-reigning number one sport in Germany. Playing soccer together was already well established back when I started at //SEIBERT/MEDIA, and that was a long, long time ago.</p> <p>As a former soccer player, it is always a great pleasure to get out onto the field. We rent a hall or meet at a public soccer pitch every Monday evening from 6 pm for an hour-long kick-about. The quality of play isn&#8217;t important. We have experienced and newbie soccer players, some come almost every week, and others are just one-kick-wonders. I want to give a special mention to Mareike and Sabrina who are there almost every single week. I often use the two of them as a great example of how soccer can be fun for women too when I try to recruit new female colleagues to play.</p> <p>An hour of soccer often ends with a 12:13 or something like that. I actually just made that up, as we don&#8217;t really keep score. Fun is always the top priority. But we still manage a double pass from our school days, or a breakneck, sideways block (not so common).</p> <p>Afterward, we sit down together at our regular table for a juice or beer and talk about the banana shots or other great plays from the evening. As an employee, it&#8217;s great that //SEIBERT/MEDIA shares the costs for the hall. Although it&#8217;s not part of our working hours, of course – too bad.</p> <p>I used to tell everyone at our OpenOffice events that soccer is also an opportunity to let off some steam. Don&#8217;t get me wrong: There aren&#8217;t any dangerous sliding tackles on our field, but even Martin Seibert himself has taken a (clean) tackle once or twice – perhaps it&#8217;s because of his annoying questions in the office <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/72x72/1f600.png" alt=" //SEIBERT/MEDIA Collaboration PR company culture company sport corporate culture employee health team building team sport Torsten Groß SharePoint Holmes and the Invisible Image https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/sharepoint-holmes-invisible-image/ Ellen's Digital Workplace urn:uuid:352b1b83-935a-b2ee-099c-7372a8bd171c Sun, 09 Dec 2018 13:44:05 +0100 The case &#8220;It is possible to show the person&#8217;s picture in a list, next to the name?&#8221;  the user asked me. &#8220;Of course&#8221;, I said, but it depends on the list and the definition of the column. Let&#8217;s have a&#8230; <p class="more-link"><a href="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/sharepoint-holmes-invisible-image/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <h2><img data-attachment-id="8191" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/sharepoint-holmes-invisible-image/sh-invisible-man-154567_1280/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisible-man-154567_1280.png" data-orig-size="640,1280" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="SH-invisible-man-154567_1280" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisible-man-154567_1280.png?w=150&#038;h=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisible-man-154567_1280.png?w=512" class=" size-medium wp-image-8191 alignright" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisible-man-154567_1280.png?w=150&#038;h=300" alt="SH-invisible-man-154567_1280" width="150" height="300" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisible-man-154567_1280.png?w=150&amp;h=300 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisible-man-154567_1280.png?w=300&amp;h=600 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisible-man-154567_1280.png?w=75&amp;h=150 75w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" />The case</h2> <p>&#8220;It is possible to show the person&#8217;s picture in a list, next to the name?&#8221;  the user asked me. &#8220;Of course&#8221;, I said, but it depends on the list and the definition of the column. Let&#8217;s have a look.&#8221;</p> <p>The user did a screenshare with me and showed me the list. It contained a number of &#8220;People or Group&#8221; columns.</p> <p>We checked the settings of the columns and it turned out he had used the default option, &#8220;Name (with presence)&#8221;.</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8188" style="width: 853px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8188" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/sharepoint-holmes-invisible-image/sh-invisibleimage-default/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-default.png?w=636" data-orig-size="853,520" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="SH-InvisibleImage-Default" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-default.png?w=636?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-default.png?w=636?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8188" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-default.png?w=636" alt="SH-InvisibleImage-Default" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-default.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-default.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-default.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-default.png?w=768 768w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-default.png 853w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">The default option when you create a &#8220;Group or Person&#8221; column.</figcaption></figure> <p>So I showed him there were more options and that he&#8217;d better select &#8220;Name (with picture and details)&#8221;.</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8187" style="width: 852px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8187" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/sharepoint-holmes-invisible-image/sh-invisibleimage-namepicdetails/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-namepicdetails.png?w=636" data-orig-size="852,509" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="SH-InvisibleImage-Namepicdetails" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-namepicdetails.png?w=636?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-namepicdetails.png?w=636?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8187" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-namepicdetails.png?w=636" alt="SH-InvisibleImage-Namepicdetails" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-namepicdetails.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-namepicdetails.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-namepicdetails.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-namepicdetails.png?w=768 768w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-namepicdetails.png 852w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">I suggested this option to make the picture show in the list</figcaption></figure> <p>So he did, and he went back to the list. But no image was shown.</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8189" style="width: 633px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8189" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/sharepoint-holmes-invisible-image/sh-invisibleimage-listmodern/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-listmodern.png?w=636" data-orig-size="633,259" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="SH-InvisibleImage-ListModern" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-listmodern.png?w=636?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-listmodern.png?w=636?w=633" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8189" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-listmodern.png?w=636" alt="SH-InvisibleImage-ListModern" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-listmodern.png 633w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-listmodern.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/sh-invisibleimage-listmodern.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 633px) 100vw, 633px" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">No image next to the name <img src="https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/wpcom-smileys/twemoji/2/72x72/1f626.png" alt=" Do More With SharePoint Design Lists SharePoint Holmes Support Team Site Ellen van Aken ellenvanaken Jira to BigQuery Data Integration: Build vs Buy https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/12/06/jira-bigquery-data-integration/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:7637c6dc-740d-4e4b-6f77-7c8b202392ec Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:59:03 +0100 <p>Many businesses choose cloud data warehouse services, like Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, etc. to analyze their data, as they offer high scalability and on-demand computing power and are supported by a large number of various data analysis tools. Let’s consider a more specific case when there is a need to analyze company data from a Jira system, and Google BigQuery is selected as a data warehouse for analysis. There can be different ways to solve this scenario - build vs. buy. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/12/06/jira-bigquery-data-integration/">Jira to BigQuery Data Integration: Build vs Buy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> <p>Quickly changing modern world conditions and rising competition requires businesses to make correct decisions faster in order to be successful. This, in turn, requires better data analysis tools to always be able to see a big picture.</p> <p>Many businesses choose cloud data warehouse services, like Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, etc. to analyze their data, as they offer high scalability and on-demand computing power and are supported by a large number of various data analysis tools. This allows companies to quickly and comprehensively analyze data and get informative reports even for largest data volumes in a reasonable time.</p> <p>However, corporate data are often spread between different systems and applications, and before analyzing them, one must get them to a data warehouse first. Besides, getting data to a warehouse is just a part of a problem: to convert data to correct decisions, you need to use as fresh data as possible, and thus, you must keep data in the data warehouse up-to-date.</p> <p>Let’s consider a more specific case when there is a need to analyze company data from a Jira system, and Google BigQuery is selected as a data warehouse for analysis. There can be different ways to solve this scenario. One can either develop his own solution or check the market for existing tools.</p> <h2>Creating a custom solution based on Jira REST API</h2> <p>When creating a custom ETL solution, one should consider many aspects &#8211; from the choice of a platform and tools to use to specifics of integrated data sources. Additionally, the solution must be automated, to keep data in sync with as less manual work as possible.</p> <p>The first thing you should start with in creating a custom integration is to study the Jira REST API. The detailed documentation on it can be found here: <a href="https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/cloud/">https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/REST/cloud/</a></p> <p>These API allows extracting Jira data, and return these data in the JSON format. Thus, the next step will be to define BigQuery schema to store Jira data and to convert the extracted data to a format, suitable for import to BigQuery.</p> <p>After this, you need to load this data into BigQuery.<a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/docs/loading-data"> BigQuery documentation</a> offers several ways for loading data.</p> <p>And the final step will be automating this process in order to keep the data in sync without the need of user interaction.</p> <p>Developing a custom solution may be a complex task. It requires certain development knowledge and specific tools. Besides, the developer must study API of the integrated sources, and keep the solution up-to date in case when this API changes.</p> <p>Thus, finding a proven third-party tool, whose developers already solved this task, is often a better and more effective solution.</p> <h2>Using Skyvia to load Jira data to BigQuery in minutes</h2> <p>For our scenario we have selected Skyvia to perform data replication. <a href="https://skyvia.com/">Skyvia</a> is a cloud data platform for various data-oriented tasks, such as data integration, backup, and management. It supports all major SaaS applications, databases and flat files. In particular, Skyvia is well-suited for loading data between various sources, including Jira and BigQuery.</p> <p>Being a partner of both <a href="https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1219290/skyvia-integration-for-jira">Jira</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/partners/">Google BigQuery</a>, Skyvia offers tools for both quick and easy data replication from Jira to BigQuery with little configuration (ELT), and for advanced data import with powerful transformations (ETL). Data loading can be easily automated with Skyvia.</p> <p>Configuring Jira data replication to BigQuery is intuitive and takes just several minutes. Skyvia can load your existing Jira data to BigQuery as well as keep this data up-to-date with Jira automatically after the initial load.</p> <h2>Configuring Replication in Skyvia</h2> <p>To use Skyvia replication, first you need to create the account (or you can simply sign in with Google or Salesforce) on the <a href="https://skyvia.com/">website</a>.</p> <p>In the created account, you can immediately start configuring our replication package.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-NewPackageMark.png"><img data-attachment-id="5376" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/12/06/jira-bigquery-data-integration/skyvia-newpackagemark/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-NewPackageMark.png" data-orig-size="1114,639" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Skyvia-NewPackageMark" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-NewPackageMark.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-NewPackageMark.png" class="alignnone wp-image-5376 size-full" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-NewPackageMark.png" alt="Create a data integration package." width="1114" height="639" /></a></p> <p>Actually, you only need to perform the following three simple steps:</p> <p>1. First, you need to select the data source kind and create the necessary connections to the Jira account for Source and to BigQuery for Target.<a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-NewReplicationPackageMarks.png"><img data-attachment-id="5378" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/12/06/jira-bigquery-data-integration/skyvia-newreplicationpackagemarks/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-NewReplicationPackageMarks.png" data-orig-size="998,592" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Skyvia-NewReplicationPackageMarks" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-NewReplicationPackageMarks.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-NewReplicationPackageMarks.png" class="alignnone wp-image-5378 size-full" style="border: 1px solid #000000;" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-NewReplicationPackageMarks.png" alt="Select the data source for the replication package." width="998" height="592" /></a></p> <p>For a Jira connection, you need to specify the domain to connect to and Jira username and password.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-JiraConnection.png"><img data-attachment-id="5379" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/12/06/jira-bigquery-data-integration/skyvia-jiraconnection/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-JiraConnection.png" data-orig-size="600,405" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Skyvia-JiraConnection" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-JiraConnection.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-JiraConnection.png" class="alignnone wp-image-5379 size-full" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-JiraConnection.png" alt="Specify the Jira domain and user credentials." width="600" height="405" /></a></p> <p>For a BigQuery connection, you need to log in with Google BigQuery and allow access for Skyvia. Then you need to provide the ID&#8217;s of a project and a dataset to connect to.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-BigQueryConnection.png"><img data-attachment-id="5380" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/12/06/jira-bigquery-data-integration/skyvia-bigqueryconnection/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-BigQueryConnection.png" data-orig-size="600,493" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Skyvia-BigQueryConnection" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-BigQueryConnection.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-BigQueryConnection.png" class="alignnone wp-image-5380 size-full" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-BigQueryConnection.png" alt="Connect with Google BigQuery." width="600" height="493" /></a></p> <p>2. After this you need simply to select, which data you want to replicate from Jira.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-SelectObjects.png"><img data-attachment-id="5381" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/12/06/jira-bigquery-data-integration/skyvia-selectobjects/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-SelectObjects.png" data-orig-size="988,485" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Skyvia-SelectObjects" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-SelectObjects.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-SelectObjects.png" class="alignnone wp-image-5381 size-full" style="border: 1px solid #000000;" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-SelectObjects.png" alt="Select Jira objects." width="988" height="485" /></a></p> <p>3. Then the package can be scheduled for automatic execution so that you always have up-to-date data in BigQuery, and that’s all.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-Schedule.png"><img data-attachment-id="5382" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/12/06/jira-bigquery-data-integration/skyvia-schedule/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-Schedule.png" data-orig-size="548,432" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Skyvia-Schedule" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-Schedule.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-Schedule.png" class="alignnone wp-image-5382 size-full" style="border: 1px solid #000000;" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Skyvia-Schedule.png" alt="Schedule recurring updates." width="548" height="432" /></a></p> <p>After you save the package, it will run automatically on the schedule, and keep BigQuery data up-to-date with Jira. The data will be always readily available for your data analysis or reporting tools, and its maintenance won&#8217;t require any more of your attention.</p> <p><em>This is a guest blog post by <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/rndsergei/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sergei Kharchenko</a>, Product Marketing Manager at <a href="https://skyvia.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Skyvia</a>. You can learn more about Skyvia and its features with the following<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaLOCH-2GEc" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> data integration video tutorial</a> and<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPW2eOUph3U" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> backup video tutorial</a>.</em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/12/06/jira-bigquery-data-integration/">Jira to BigQuery Data Integration: Build vs Buy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> Systems Tutorials Web Technologies Work Techniques BigQuery data analysis Jira Sergei Kharchenko What would you choose to double down on to help build a collaborative culture? https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2018/12/05/what-would-you-choose-to-double-down-on-to-help-build-a-collaborative-culture/ Expert blog – Digital Workplace Group urn:uuid:36909676-f062-4991-46b1-5d344557a662 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:58:24 +0100 <p>I was recently inspired by a talk with Jeff Bezos that I watched via video. He talked about<span class="more"> <a href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2018/12/05/what-would-you-choose-to-double-down-on-to-help-build-a-collaborative-culture/" title="Read What would you choose to double down on to help build a collaborative culture?">(more...)</a> </span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2018/12/05/what-would-you-choose-to-double-down-on-to-help-build-a-collaborative-culture/">What would you choose to double down on to help build a collaborative culture?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com">Digital Workplace Group</a>.</p> Expert blog Featured Digital Workplace 24 DW24 knowledge management Daniel Ranta Liberated company or lean enterprise ? https://www.duperrin.com/english/2018/12/05/libertared-company-or-lean-enterprise/ Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad urn:uuid:a1a2e9b8-9ff0-5a61-6047-54681743ab1a Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:00:19 +0100 While everyone is more or less convinced that the &#8220;old&#8221; business model has lived, it must be recognized that the new model that could replace it has not yet been found or that we have not been able to make it work in a sustainable way in a significant number of companies. Which is the [&#8230;] <p>While everyone is more or less convinced that the &#8220;old&#8221; business model has lived, it must be recognized that the new model that could replace it has not yet been found or that we have not been able to make it work in a sustainable way in a significant number of companies. Which is the same, though.</p> <h2>The organization of the future? No single model!</h2> <p>I ended up making a religion for myself on the subject: there is no single model that would work everywhere, let alone a single way to implement it. Only certainty:<a href="https://www.duperrin.com/english/2018/11/28/there-are-no-disruptive-practices-only-disruptive-leaders/"> the leader is the cornerstone of the process</a></p> <p>Among the popular concepts about is the &#8220;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberated_company">liberated company</a>&#8220;. I&#8217;m not going to get into the debate on the relevance of the idea: for what I see it is a bit like <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holacracy">holacracy</a>: attractive on paper, it raises questions, we have examples of successes, examples of failures and we don&#8217;t have enough perspective to know if the successes are sustainable.</p> <p>But here again, a common factor is that nothing works without an inspired, determined and exemplary leader (as to whether he is visionary&#8230; the future will tell us).</p> <p>To return, precisely, to the role of the leader in the transformation, although I consider it essential in all cases, two hypotheses must be distinguished:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&#8211; Change leads to a system that only works as long as you believe in it. We will probably lose people on the way and no matter what rules are put in place, they can explode after the departure of the said manager or after a significant change in governance linked, for example, to a takeover.</p> <p>&#8211; The change leads to the implementation of a self-supporting system. Once the machine is running, it runs until we decide otherwise. It takes a man&#8217;s energy to drive change, but then his presence is no longer required to sustain the system.</p> <h2>The liberated company? Why ? What for?</h2> <p>I&#8217;m not going to become an expert in free enterprise or holacracy, but let&#8217;s have a quick look at two topics :</p> <p>To what problems are these approaches the answers?</p> <p>&#8211; cumbersome and slow decision-making chains.</p> <p>&#8211; weight of reporting and processes</p> <p>&#8211; disempowerment and under-use of people in the field, their knowledge, expertise, experience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With what logic?</p> <p>&#8211; Remove unnecessary structure, process and reporting elements.</p> <p>&#8211; By setting up self-control / self-management structures at team level with a lower management weight.</p> <p>&#8211; To give employees the necessary latitude to use their knowledge, skills, judgment&#8230;</p> <p>&#8211; And, in doing so, allow them to develop and re-engage.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>So if we take a step back:</p> <p>&#8211; Let everyone solve problems and make decisions at their own level, within their own jurisdiction, without unnecessary escalation.</p> <p>&#8211; By eliminating the waste of time, energy, resources and even talent associated with an excessive weight in the organizational structure</p> <h2>The liberated company, an avatar of lean?</h2> <p>I was thinking about this after writing my article on <a href="https://www.duperrin.com/english/2018/10/18/hyperlean-what-the-advent-of-digital-really-means/">Cécil Dijoux&#8217;s book</a>: if we look closely at it, the similarities between Lean and liberated company are quite obvious, the latter having adopted a beautiful humanist marketing in addition.</p> <p>For those for whom &#8220;Lean&#8221; is a dirty word, read this old article again. Even if time has passed and today I find it largely imperfect, it seems to me that there are indeed some ingredients and principles of the new forms of organization that many people are calling for.</p> <p>This raises questions about the level of entanglement between the two concepts?</p> <p>&#8211; Can they be liberated  without being lean? In my opinion, yes, but we&#8217;re starting to do a little lean without knowing it.</p> <p>&#8211; Can you be lean without being liberated ? Much less easily except to apply a distorted vision of lean that is limited to the fight against waste and cost-cutting and forgetting the role of the human in the approach.</p> <p>&#8211; Can we wrongly attribute successes to the liberated company that are only due to a lean approach to management and production? I&#8217;ll leave you as judges, but it must have happened.</p> <h2>Lean, a more sustainable approach?</h2> <p>A difference, fundamental in my opinion is also that when lean is in place it is anchored in the routine of the company while everything suggests that released company, holacracy and even what was called company 2.0 when it was implemented without an approach by processes rarely survive the inspired leader who set them up.</p> <p>But if we look closely, many approaches aimed at reinventing organizations, especially in services, follow principles whose success has been proven in the industrial world for more than 30 years.</p> <p>In a word as in a thousand, give it the name you want but there is still a strong trend that shows that the organization of tomorrow will above all be a lean and simplified organization&#8230;perhaps the most difficult thing to do.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Photo : <a href="https://www.shutterstock.com/fr/image-photo/businessman-leaps-outstretched-hands-while-hes-734541157?src=vGIEnhIzg5rDVDXC86j-gQ-1-14">Breaking chains</a> by <a href="https://www.shutterstock.com/fr/g/gearstd" data-track="click.assetDetails.contributorSelected">Gearstd </a>via <a href="http://www.shuttersock.com">Shutterstock</a></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=xpSm-h57Uto:zGQQTPyiLI0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=xpSm-h57Uto:zGQQTPyiLI0:D7DqB2pKExk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?i=xpSm-h57Uto:zGQQTPyiLI0:D7DqB2pKExk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=xpSm-h57Uto:zGQQTPyiLI0:7Q72WNTAKBA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=xpSm-h57Uto:zGQQTPyiLI0:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?i=xpSm-h57Uto:zGQQTPyiLI0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=xpSm-h57Uto:zGQQTPyiLI0:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> </div> Management & HR Bertrand DUPERRIN Introducing Wizdom for the Modern Experiences http://www.contentformula.com/blog/introducing-wizdom-for-the-modern-experiences/ Content Formula urn:uuid:ae3b1dee-2651-d1ae-1369-add9a898e114 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:57:51 +0100 <p>Wizdom intranet supports SharePoint’s modern experiences with a solution that bridges the worlds of classic and modern SharePoint into one coherent, future-proof digital workplace.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/introducing-wizdom-for-the-modern-experiences/">Introducing Wizdom for the Modern Experiences</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> <p>Since it’s arrival, our team of developers and UX experts have been looking thoroughly at the technology evaluating how we can bring our customers the most value from employing SharePoint’s modern experiences as part of their digital workplace.</p> <p>From version 6.31 of Wizdom, and onwards!, the Wizdom product supports SharePoint’s modern experiences with a solution that bridges the worlds of classic and modern SharePoint into one coherent, future-proof digital workplace.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 style="text-align: center;">Bridging the worlds of classic and modern SharePoint</h1> <h3 style="text-align: center;">One global navigation</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As you have probably heard and perhaps even seen, modern sites and pages are beautiful and fast performing. However, modern SharePoint does not offer a global and governed navigation across sites and areas.</p> <p>Also, there is simply no solution for a navigation that unites the modern and classic world. If you build content with modern pages, this content will be completely isolated from the content on your classic SharePoint intranet.</p> <p>Without sacrificing any functionality, from this version, the Wizdom Mega Menu can be enabled on modern sites too.</p> <p>Preparing the Mega Menu to span across classic and modern sites has been a top priority. This allows you to fully integrate modern content into your classic SharePoint intranet. Users can use the global navigation to go back and forth between classic and modern pages and maintain the feeling of moving around in one coherent, digital environment.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2341" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1-mega-menu-modern.jpg" alt="1-mega-menu-modern" width="1165" height="668" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1-mega-menu-modern.jpg 1165w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1-mega-menu-modern-300x172.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1-mega-menu-modern-768x440.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1-mega-menu-modern-1024x587.jpg 1024w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1-mega-menu-modern-160x92.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 1165px) 100vw, 1165px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">One module administration</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2342" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-module-administration-mod.jpg" alt="2-module-administration-mod" width="1165" height="854" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-module-administration-mod.jpg 1165w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-module-administration-mod-300x220.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-module-administration-mod-768x563.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-module-administration-mod-1024x751.jpg 1024w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2-module-administration-mod-160x117.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 1165px) 100vw, 1165px" /></p> <p>Administering a Wizdom intranet that includes both classic and modern SharePoint sites shouldn’t mean double work.</p> <p>All modules in Wizdom, whether used on classic or modern SharePoint pages, are still administered in Wizdom Configuration Center. There might be a few separate module settings for classic and modern sites, but, again, it’s all configured in the same place, in the way you’re familiar with.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">One news center</h3> <p>Wizdom Corporate News web part has been updated to collect and display news articles from both classic and modern sites.</p> <p>This means you can offer users one news center that will present the collected feed of relevant corporate news, no matter where on your digital workplace these news articles reside.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 style="text-align: center;">Keeping content targeted by supporting personalized and multilingual intranets</h1> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Ensuring relevancy</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To keep your intranet personalized and help users quickly find what they need we’ve enabled Wizdom’s content targeting mechanism for the modern experiences.</p> <p>Using the Mega Menu, you can still offer user’s a navigation that matches their location, position, and interests. Targeting of news to a specific subset of employees is, of course, possible with the Corporate News and the Noticeboard module. Providing users a set of personal links, that provide access to the tools and resources that only they need, can be done with the Quicklinks web part and the Service Menu. Wizdom’s notifications mechanism allows for personal notifications to all users.</p> <p>This all make up for the modern experiences’ current lack of a solution for content targeting.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2343" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/3-service-menu.gif" alt="3-service-menu" width="456" height="830" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Supporting a multilingual intranet</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Would you like to offer users in your multilingual organization the new modern experiences of SharePoint? And still allow each user to read content in the language he or she prefers? With the content targeting mechanism of Wizdom comes the possibility to, also, support a multilingual intranet.</p> <p>Use the Mega Menu’s features to create a global navigation with content that adapts to the preferred language of the user.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2344" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/4-language-for-item.jpg" alt="4-language-for-item" width="587" height="670" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/4-language-for-item.jpg 587w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/4-language-for-item-263x300.jpg 263w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/4-language-for-item-140x160.jpg 140w" sizes="(max-width: 587px) 100vw, 587px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1 style="text-align: center;">Wizdom modules can now be used for modern sites</h1> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Soon, all Wizdom’s features and functions will be available for SharePoint’s modern experiences. With this version, we have the first pack of Wizdom modules ready.</p> <p>As they live in the modern environment, the user experience of Wizdom’s web parts will be slightly different here. However, the modules for modern SharePoint will include the same functionality as they do for the classic version, now and onwards.</p> <p>The Wizdom functionality introduced for the modern experiences with this release are the following:</p> <p>Cross site features: the Mega Menu, custom branding, Service Menu, site creation function.</p> <p>Web parts: Corporate News, Noticeboard, Policies I Must Read, People Directory, Quicklinks, Cafeteria Menu.</p> <p>As written, you configure modules for the modern experiences exactly as you’re used to configure them for the classic experiences. All Wizdom modules, whether they’re used for classic or modern, just have one module administration. The settings performed here will apply to the module on classic as well as modern sites.</p> <p>Administration of the web parts for the modern experiences differs slightly, as web parts are configured differently in SharePoint’s modern experiences. Administration of the web parts for the modern experiences will be thoroughly documented.</p> <p><em>The original article was published <a href="https://www.wizdom-intranet.com/introducing-wizdom-for-the-modern-experiences/">here</a></em></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/introducing-wizdom-for-the-modern-experiences/">Introducing Wizdom for the Modern Experiences</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> Intranet SharePoint development SharePoint Intranet Wizdom Dan Hawtrey Gain insights into your intranet and digital workplace: take part in the 2019 DWG survey https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2018/12/04/gain-insights-into-your-intranet-and-digital-workplace-take-part-in-the-2019-dwg-survey/ Expert blog – Digital Workplace Group urn:uuid:40027c51-72ab-9693-6020-2f5694b7bcad Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:05:15 +0100 <p>At DWG we’re very proud of our research programme. In over a decade of data-gathering analysis and documenting<span class="more"> <a href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2018/12/04/gain-insights-into-your-intranet-and-digital-workplace-take-part-in-the-2019-dwg-survey/" title="Read Gain insights into your intranet and digital workplace: take part in the 2019 DWG survey">(more...)</a> </span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2018/12/04/gain-insights-into-your-intranet-and-digital-workplace-take-part-in-the-2019-dwg-survey/">Gain insights into your intranet and digital workplace: take part in the 2019 DWG survey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com">Digital Workplace Group</a>.</p> Digital workplace Expert blog Featured DWG annual survey 2019 Research program DWG How to transform your business with design and customer centricity. https://www.duperrin.com/english/2018/12/03/comment-transformer-son-organisation-par-le-design-et-lorientation-client/ Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad urn:uuid:2bd145a1-1620-1377-3183-56eb0c6931ab Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:00:02 +0100 Which company does not nowadays claim that customer orientation is its main concern? I wonder what they were thinking before. What we see, in reality, is that the promise made to the client continues to grow, while the way in which the company organizes itself to keep it does not change, or only slightly. By [&#8230;] <p>Which company does not nowadays claim that customer orientation is its main concern? I wonder what they were thinking before.</p> <p>What we see, in reality, is that the promise made to the client continues to grow, while the way in which the company organizes itself to keep it does not change, or only slightly. By stretching the elastic between the promise and the reality of the organization&#8217;s capabilities, it often ends up giving up and the client does of course see it.</p> <p>A way to remedy this? A by the design approach. I mean the &#8220;real&#8221; design. Not the one who only makes beautiful things, but the one who makes things that work!</p> <p>Indeed, the design approach starts, by definition, from the customer, but since it affects the way things work, it necessarily has an impact on the organization. It is also its strength and its limit: it makes it possible to transform the organization starting from the customer and precisely because it allows it can frighten companies that are content with a façade promise.</p> <p>How to do it and get everyone involved in the adventure? Well, last summer, a book was published on the subject I wanted to talk to you about.</p> <h2>Who ?</h2> <p><span class="author notFaded" data-width="119">Joe Heapy</span><span class="author notFaded" data-width="119"><span class="contribution"><span class="a-color-secondary">, </span></span></span><span class="author notFaded" data-width="119"><span class="contribution"> </span></span><span class="author notFaded" data-width="119"> </span> <span class="author notFaded" data-width="123"> Oliver King</span><span class="author notFaded" data-width="123"><span class="contribution"><span class="a-color-secondary">, </span></span></span><span class="author notFaded" data-width="123"><span class="contribution"> </span></span><span class="author notFaded" data-width="123"> </span> <span class="author notFaded" data-width="140"> James Samperi from</span><span class="author notFaded" data-width="140"><span class="contribution"> </span></span><span class="author notFaded" data-width="140"><span class="contribution"><a href="https://www.enginegroup.co.uk/">Engine Design</a></span></span><span class="author notFaded" data-width="140"><span class="contribution">. </span></span><span class="author notFaded" data-width="140"> </span></p> <h2>What ?</h2> <p class="a-size-medium s-inline s-access-title a-text-normal" data-attribute="Customer-Driven Transformation: How Being Design-led Helps Companies Get the Right Services to Market" data-max-rows="2"><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Customer-Driven-Transformation-Design-led-Companies-Services/dp/0749483016/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&#038;qid=1542034241&#038;sr=8-1&#038;keywords=customer+driven+transformation&#038;dpID=51vxRtkhxUL&#038;preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&#038;dpSrc=srch">Customer-Driven Transformation: How Being Design-led Helps Companies Get the Right Services to Market</a></p> <h2 class="a-size-medium s-inline s-access-title a-text-normal" data-attribute="Customer-Driven Transformation: How Being Design-led Helps Companies Get the Right Services to Market" data-max-rows="2">The Big Picture</h2> <p class="a-size-medium s-inline s-access-title a-text-normal" data-attribute="Customer-Driven Transformation: How Being Design-led Helps Companies Get the Right Services to Market" data-max-rows="2">It is simple: what makes a company successful is the way its customers experience the services it offers. Experience design and service design are not two things apart, they are one and the same thing.</p> <p data-attribute="Customer-Driven Transformation: How Being Design-led Helps Companies Get the Right Services to Market" data-max-rows="2">So the whole idea of the book is about service design and how to align your organization to implement them correctly.</p> <p>PS : for those who are uncomfortable with the notion of service design or think it doesn&#8217;t concern them, I just remind you that today everything is service. Even when a physical product is sold, it most often carries associated services. I will go even further, the way it is marketed, bought, consumed and the whole customer relationship must be thought of as a service. It is precisely when it is not the case that things start to go wrong and the gap between promise and execution can hurt a brand very badly.</p> <h2>Further in Detail</h2> <p>The book is organized around two axes: challenges and skills (both at the individual and organizational level).</p> <p>Let&#8217;s start with the challenges.</p> <p><strong>• Start with the customer, only the customer.<br /> </strong></p> <p>What it means to be truly customer-centric. Many companies do not go through with the process because they refuse to be dictated their modus operandi by the customer, thinking that it is on the contrary up to the customer to adapt to the organization.</p> <p>Two points are highlighted. First of all, the internal silos that prevent the company from providing a consistent experience, where the pursuit of its own interest by each silo is to the detriment of the customer. Then comes the difficult balance between the short term (profit) and the long term (experience), knowing that the customer experience is a long-term investment.</p> <p><strong>• Vision</strong></p> <p>While the idea of providing an exceptional customer experience is easy to articulate, it must also be translated into a vision that engages the entire company. And here people often confuse vision and objectives. The vision must also be expressed in terms of deadlines to become concrete. In short, you need something realistic, ambitious and that can be visualized and concretized by everyone in their job.</p> <p><strong>• Speed</strong></p> <p>If agility is becoming the norm everywhere, creating and managing a great experience requires the ability to move at two speeds at once. There are indeed some components that can follow the rules of agility, others that require time and that cannot be accelerated. On the other hand &#8211; and this is a bit of a vision issue &#8211; it is essential to solve a problem: that of different departments or silos that do not have the same idea of the speed at which the customer experience must be implemented.</p> <p><strong>• Emotions</strong></p> <p>Too often, companies focus on the functional aspect of things while neglecting the emotional component of the customer experience, especially since, to improve this experience, we tend to automate a large number of things. However, there are ways to &#8220;embed&#8221; an emotional component in a service, even a digital one, and even to measure and predict the client&#8217;s emotional response.</p> <p><strong>• Différenciation</strong></p> <p>A service must highlight the brand&#8217;s DNA, which makes it unique. In the end, two companies trying to provide an answer to the same problem can come up with two different solutions because they do not have the same DNA, this DNA will express itself differently in the design process and they will try to make the customer experience something different.</p> <p>This is very important because what a brand says is marketing, what it does is a service proposal. One can be good at service and yet disappointing because the customer does not find the essence of the brand.</p> <p><strong>• Change</strong></p> <p>Not surprisingly, that&#8217;s the most important one.</p> <p>Implementing such logic in a company is not easy. Each silo, each department can pursue its own interest and, in fact, your organization can work against you in the most natural way and without even being aware of it.</p> <p>In addition to align with the vision, silos must collaborate with each other, allowing time so that progress can be made.</p> <p>In addition, many employees must first change their perception of what can be achieved. It&#8217;s not that they don&#8217;t believe in the vision, it&#8217;s that they don&#8217;t think the business can execute it.</p> <p>In short, according to the authors, it takes 3 to 5 years to move from a product-oriented organization to a customer-oriented one.</p> <p>Then the skills.</p> <p><strong>• Create a compelling vision.<br /> </strong></p> <p>This may seem basic, not too technical, but if you don&#8217;t know how to do it, the whole project collapses.</p> <p>You need an idea that appeals to people, facts and figures (competition, projections&#8230;) to establish your point and finally be able to make a storytelling. All this is followed by a realistic implementation plan.</p> <p><strong>• Design &#8220;beautiful&#8221; services<br /> </strong></p> <p>A &#8220;beautiful&#8221; service brings emotion to the customer, is genuine (looks like you), meets the needs of the market at that time (and not its future needs), must be as nice to see as to experience, works perfectly and in a way that the customer will love, works for all your customers and not just one segment of them.</p> <p><strong>• Build a use-case that demonstrates the value of the service<br /> </strong></p> <p>A good value case is the essential complement to your vision. It must present an indisputable reason why the change must happen, concrete benefits, quantify the necessary investment, answer the practical implementation questions that anyone can raise.</p> <p><strong>• Make the service executable<br /> </strong></p> <p>Those who design are not the ones who will execute. Nothing should leave room for a subjective interpretation, so you must document everything that has to happen and how it will happen in every detail.</p> <p><strong>• Create the conditions for success<br /> </strong></p> <p>It is imperative to create a sense of urgency, to sell the project well enough so that everyone wants to be part of it, not to forget the client at once because you are moving on to internal subjects, fight against the fear of the unknown by taking an experimental approach.</p> <p><strong>• Create engagement about the project<br /> </strong></p> <p>Make sure you have the right experts available at the right time, communicate only about the problems your project will solve, create a demonstration space in the company to show the progress, create a brand for your project, bring change and originality to the way people are used to doing things and&#8230;pay particular attention to the most senior sponsors and stakeholders.</p> <p><strong>• Think like a designer<br /> </strong></p> <p>It is of course essential because it will help you think in a more disruptive way, learn things that go beyond the scope of your profession, and make it easier to make your ideas tangible&#8230;.</p> <h2>My opinion.</h2> <p>In my opinion, this book really addresses three crucial topics.</p> <p>The first is customer orientation, the second is what it implies for an organization, the third is how to achieve it</p> <p>In theory, in the end, you will have (if this is not already the case) understood that your brand is no longer what you say it is but what you make your customers experience and that making them experience something else means rethinking everything, from the product/service to the way you execute it and how you organize to execute it.</p> <p>The second part, which is a bit like the user manual, finally recalls the fundamentals of what I would call &#8220;transformation by action&#8221;, to which are added specific elements of design thinking.</p> <p>The most important part for me and it is logical that the authors come to it many times concerns the way in which the project is sold internally and how to create a dynamic around it. This is the only way to achieve a large-scale and sustainable change, to think beyond the project level and to root new ways of thinking and acting. Apart from the technicality of design thinking, it is therefore necessary to know how to be the salesman and the chief marketer of your project.</p> <p>I will add one of the last points on the method, based on my personal experience. Many companies want to change and fail to do so because internal change is disconnected from an impact on the market, on the customer, which ruins many initiatives. Here we are precisely in the opposite hypothesis in terms of sensemaking.</p> <p>I don&#8217;t know if this book will interest designers, who are already familiar with this kind of approach, or perhaps because of the variety of cases presented. However, it will be of interest to all other occupations that are looking for new approaches.</p> <p>And don&#8217;t use the word &#8220;customer&#8221; in a too restrictive sense. Replace it with the candidate or employee and you have the roadmap for HR reinvention.</p> <p>Have a good reading!</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=i9sUQoMBnaM:b0Tng6cDHXI:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=i9sUQoMBnaM:b0Tng6cDHXI:D7DqB2pKExk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?i=i9sUQoMBnaM:b0Tng6cDHXI:D7DqB2pKExk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=i9sUQoMBnaM:b0Tng6cDHXI:7Q72WNTAKBA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=i9sUQoMBnaM:b0Tng6cDHXI:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?i=i9sUQoMBnaM:b0Tng6cDHXI:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=i9sUQoMBnaM:b0Tng6cDHXI:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> </div> Books I read Experience Management & HR change customer experience design design thinking experience marketing transformation Bertrand DUPERRIN 7 ways to delight your digital workplace users http://www.contentformula.com/blog/7-ways-delight-digital-workplace-users/ Content Formula urn:uuid:c9ab31f2-95e6-df66-db75-678b04b869bd Mon, 03 Dec 2018 15:30:09 +0100 <p>What's the difference between surface delight and deep delight? How can you achieve the latter in your digital workplace?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/7-ways-delight-digital-workplace-users/">7 ways to delight your digital workplace users</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> <div class="embed-container"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HFgQgwLqfsw" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I was browsing the app store on my iPhone the other day and I came across an app called &#8220;Tornado Guard&#8221; which, apparently, alerts you when there is a tornado warning in your area.</p> <p>It had an average rating of 4/5 stars based on 4 reviews.</p> <p>Admittedly, there aren’t many tornadoes in South West London, but it was the first time I’d seen an app for predicting or warning about natural disasters, so I had a look.</p> <p>Here are the 4 user reviews:</p> <p><strong>5 stars</strong>. &#8220;Amazing user interface design. Lots of choices for alert tones.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>5 stars</strong>. &#8220;Runs like a dream. Very fast and no crashes.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>5 stars</strong>. &#8220;I like how you can set multiple locations.&#8221;</p> <p>And finally&#8230;</p> <p><strong>1 star</strong>. &#8220;Did not warn me about tornado.&#8221;</p> <p>Now, obviously this highlights a problem with average ratings, but also something else:</p> <p>The initial reviews are focused on something called <strong><em>Surface Delight</em></strong>. A user experience can include elements of surface delight. These are usually local, contextual and isolated components of the overall user experience. They provide a brief sensation of delight in the user. Some examples include:</p> <h3>Beautiful photography or graphics used in the content of the user interface</h3> <p>The travel website AirBnB is a great exponent of this – with large enticing photos of interesting and beautiful destinations, but also people enjoying holiday experiences.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2166" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide8.jpg" alt="slide8" width="960" height="533" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide8.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide8-300x167.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide8-768x426.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide8-160x89.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /></p> <p>Admittedly, this is a lot harder to do on a digital workplace, unless you have a professional photographer on your team. But there are ways to borrow some inspiration from sites like AirBnB.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2167" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide9.jpg" alt="slide9" width="960" height="532" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide9.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide9-300x166.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide9-768x426.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide9-160x89.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /></p> <p>For this client we created an interactive header element that made use of some really nice brand imagery, but also housed a photography competition where employees who were keen amateur photographers could submit their own photos. The only constraint was that they had to embody the brand slogan – ‘Never stop moving’.</p> <div id="attachment_2168" style="width: 970px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-2168 size-full" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide10.jpg" alt="slide10" width="960" height="538" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide10.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide10-300x168.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide10-768x430.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide10-160x90.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">The intranet header had a brand photo that you could interact with</p></div> <div id="attachment_2169" style="width: 970px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-2169 size-full" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide11.jpg" alt="slide11" width="960" height="538" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide11.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide11-300x168.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide11-768x430.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide11-160x90.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Clicking the photo in the header opened up a new panel with information overlays explaining the products</p></div> <div id="attachment_2170" style="width: 970px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-2170 size-full" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide12.jpg" alt="slide12" width="960" height="538" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide12.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide12-300x168.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide12-768x430.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide12-160x90.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Employees saw their brand relevant photography and customer stories appearing in the banner</p></div> <h3>Subtle animations that add an additional layer of visual clarity</h3> <p>Again these are used really well on some websites. For example, <a href="http://rollpark.us/">http://rollpark.us/</a>. This site uses some really nice animations to explain how Rollpark works and the benefits. Some are key to the explanation – like the one that shows the layers of the carpark surface and explains what they are. Others are just for decoration, but add a touch of fun to the graphics. It’s all done very tastefully.<br /> <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2171" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide13.jpg" alt="slide13" width="960" height="528" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide13.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide13-300x165.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide13-768x422.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide13-160x88.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /></p> <p>This is really much less common on intranets and it’s because it can feel really tacky and in bad taste if money is invested in animations when other aspects of the experience are left wanting. But, some subtle loading effects and transitions on carousels etc can add a premium feel without breaking the budget.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2172" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide16.jpg" alt="slide16" width="959" height="545" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide16.jpg 959w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide16-300x170.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide16-768x436.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide16-160x91.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 959px) 100vw, 959px" /></p> <p>Here’s an example of a nice scrolling animation effect we implemented on a customer intranet. This was to promote a fundraising initiative that involved a sponsored walk. The key thing is that these little embellishments don’t get in the way of the user doing what they need to do – and that they don’t delay them in any way.</p> <h3>Well written micro-copy – potentially with appropriate touches of humour</h3> <p>I have noticed that MailChimp do this really well. MailChimp is an email marketing tool and they have really embraced a clean UX concept, with touches of humor. This extends to the ‘micro-copy’ – the small bits of text that appear throughout the site, such as form validation messages, signposts etc.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2173" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide17.jpg" alt="slide17" width="1167" height="641" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide17.jpg 1167w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide17-300x165.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide17-768x422.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide17-1024x562.jpg 1024w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide17-160x88.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 1167px) 100vw, 1167px" /></p> <p>If you have a talented writer, then why not add thoughtful microcopy – it can really add a human touch to the digital workplace, through the use of humor and friendly non-technical language. You don’t want your digital workplace microcopy to read like it was written by developers.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2174" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide18.jpg" alt="slide18" width="960" height="720" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide18.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide18-300x225.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide18-768x576.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide18-160x120.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /></p> <p>These types of UI elements are a bit gimmicky, but if the underlying product is excellent, then they can be the finishing touch – the icing on the cake. However, if the underlying product is poor, they can feel tacky and incongruous.</p> <p>There’s something that contributes much more to a truly delightful user experience than Surface Delight:</p> <p><strong><em>Deep Delight.</em></strong></p> <p>Unlike Surface Delight, which is pretty superficial stuff, Deep Delight is much more fundamental and holistic. It can really only be achieved when all – or the vast majority of &#8211; user needs are being met.</p> <p>What do those needs look like?</p> <p>You’ve probably heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Well there’s one for user experience too:</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2175" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide20.jpg" alt="slide20" width="960" height="720" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide20.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide20-300x225.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide20-768x576.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide20-160x120.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /></p> <ul> <li>Functional – that’s the base of the pyramid. The system does something that is useful to users.</li> <li>Reliable – When users want to use it, it’s available and it doesn’t crash etc</li> <li>Usable – The system is easy to use</li> <li>Pleasurable – Having fulfilled the bottom 3 foundational elements, the system does something extra to improve the user experience even further</li> </ul> <p>Now the delightful experiences can come only when you are operating in that 4<sup>th</sup> layer (at least the more meaningful deep delight ones). Most digital workspaces today are operating in the usable layer. But, we should really aspire to more.</p> <p>We’re going to explore some ways to achieve delightful experiences for users. Some are about surface delight, but some are about achieving that delight at a deeper more meaningful level. For inspiration, we’re going to look to an unusual place&#8230; Hollywood.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2176" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide21.jpg" alt="slide21" width="960" height="720" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide21.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide21-300x225.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide21-768x576.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide21-160x120.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /></p> <h1>1. Do thorough user research</h1> <p>Can you name the TV show or Movie from this screengrab?</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2177" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide22.jpg" alt="slide22" width="960" height="720" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide22.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide22-300x225.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide22-768x576.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide22-160x120.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /></p> <p>That’s right – Columbo! He’s an LA cop, but he doesn’t carry a gun. All he needs is a notebook.</p> <p>He disarms his interviewees with his non-threatening non-judgemental demeanour. People warm to him and don’t see him as a threat. But he combines perseverance and thoroughness to really get to the bottom of what happened. He is extremely curious, he leaves no stone unturned and no pertinent question un-posed. All the while remaining extremely polite and courteous towards his interviewees. He never pushes too hard, but always comes back to ask more questions if he needs to.</p> <p>And that’s how he solves the case – he learns so much about everyone involved and their motivations – as well as the events that led up to the murder. And – bam – the answer comes to him – the hole in the story of someone becomes obvious. He knows the answer.</p> <p>If he turned his hand at interviewing users, he would surely be the most informed UX practitioner around. He would know everything about what users are trying to achieve, how they work, the barriers they face and so on. And this intimate knowledge is vital in setting the right course at the very beginning of the journey to a delightful user experience.</p> <p>By adopting a Columbo style approach to user research, you will be in a much stronger position initially to deliver a delightful user experience. Because you will understand your users and what they truly need – perhaps better than they do themselves.</p> <p>Make time to talk to a wide range of users. Don’t just ask them what they want – they often don’t really know what’s possible and feasible. Ask them about their role, who they interact with and how, processes they follow and how they access the information they need.</p> <p>You can capture detail of processes in process flows or user journeys. Capturing this info, you can then look for opportunities to improve a single step in the process, or the whole process – and you’ll be able to add value.</p> <div id="attachment_2179" style="width: 970px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img class="wp-image-2179 size-full" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide24.jpg" alt="slide24" width="960" height="660" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide24.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide24-300x206.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide24-768x528.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide24-160x110.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Mapping out processes can help you to identify areas that can be easily improved</p></div> <p>Also, having spoken to real users, you can create personas like the one below – These serve as a reminder when you are designing or building out new features – a reminder of who you audience is and what their needs and frustrations are.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2180" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide25.jpg" alt="slide25" width="960" height="608" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide25.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide25-300x190.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide25-768x486.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide25-160x101.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /></p> <h1>2. Make new mistakes</h1> <p>Can you name this movie?</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2181" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide26.jpg" alt="slide26" width="960" height="720" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide26.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide26-300x225.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide26-768x576.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide26-160x120.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /></p> <p>After the spectacular failure of his Jurassic Park experience, creator John Hammond went back to the drawing board.</p> <p>When he told Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) about his plans for a second park he said “Don’t worry – we won’t make the same mistakes again”</p> <p>And Dr. Malcolm responded: “No no no, you’re making all new ones”</p> <p>Like John Hammond, you must avoid making the same mistakes again and again with the digital workplace. Here are a few common mistakes that we see organisations making over and over again:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><strong>Not paying attention to search</strong>. Just leaving it ‘as is’ and wondering why users hate it. There’s lots you can do with search if you configure it correctly. But, you also have to refine it over time – review the search logs and they can tell you a lot about what people are searching for and how you can improve the experience. A really simple one that often gets overlooked is promoted results or ‘best bets’. These are manually curated search results for common search phrases. You might have noticed this, but the majority of users are terrible searchers! They often enter one really generic key phrase and expect the search engine to know exactly what they are looking for. These search experiences are exactly the kind that you can improve with carefully curated promoted results.</li> <li><strong>Not being disciplined about governance and ongoing research and improvements</strong>. When the new digital workplace is being launched everyone has good intentions about governance and continuous improvement. But, it too often loses momentum – usually when the vision holder, the driving force behind everything, leaves the business. And the digital workplace falls in to 5 yearly cycle of ‘boom and bust’. Well, this is going to sound like a sales pitch, but you should really consider having a consultancy organise and chair your governance committee. If you find one worth their salt, they’ll be keen to keep the business and will be proactively driving things forward come rain or shine.</li> <li><strong>Not giving things silly names</strong>. It’s too tempting to brand everything. The policy library doesn’t need to be called “The BPK Bible”, or whatever. Just call it something that someone who walked in the business yesterday would understand. Calling things odd names creates something we call “Mystery Meat” in UX – navigation items that you’re not sure about what is in them, and you’re hesitant to try.</li> <li><strong>Agonising over graphics or the look and feel</strong>. Don’t get me wrong, I totally endorse having professional graphic design for any digital workplace, but the level of attention and budget it often gets – relative to the other aspects of the experience. It’s just insane. Keep it clean – leave it to the professional UX designers, try not to make it your baby.</li> </ul> <p>There are many areas like this where companies fall into the same traps again and again. So, be careful not to do that.</p> <p>However, unlike Jurassic Park, you shouldn’t worry about making all new mistakes. In fact, you should be prepared to make them continually, but have the right feedback mechanisms in place to learn and correct them quickly. This often doesn’t involve scrapping an idea or part of a system, but simply shaping it in a slightly different direction. The result of doing this continually will be an evolution towards something better than what came before. And users will see continuous progress. They won’t assume it will never work well, or they’ll have to wait for some upgrade in 5 years time.</p> <p>As Thomas Edison once said “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”</p> <h1>3.    Personalisation</h1> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2184" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide31.jpg" alt="slide31" width="960" height="720" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide31.jpg 960w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide31-300x225.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide31-768x576.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Slide31-160x120.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 960px) 100vw, 960px" /></p> <p>T Uncategorized John Scott Building an Intranet Business Case: Measuring Success https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/building-an-intranet-business-case-measuring-success/ ThoughtFarmer urn:uuid:ea516db3-b7f3-8a71-56a3-2b9839a86e48 Fri, 30 Nov 2018 23:02:00 +0100 Drawing on the objectives we’ve already outlined, it’s now time to look closer and determine what goals you want your intranet to help you achieve. As mentioned before, you are likely to be asked what the tangible outcome of the&#8230; <p>Drawing on the <a href="https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/building-an-intranet-business-case-part-1/" style="color:#A23D00;">objectives</a> we’ve already outlined, it’s now time to look closer and determine what goals you want your intranet to help you achieve. As mentioned before, you are likely to be asked what the tangible outcome of the proposed intranet is. And as great as <em>stronger employee engagement</em> is, your decision makers are going to expect something more concrete and measurable.</p> <p>Most people understand the value of employee engagement, improved communication and collaboration, and increased knowledge share. Unfortunately measuring these things is a different beast. Not that it isn’t possible to measure, but it’s certainly not as obvious of a measurement as something like accounting software.</p> <p>We talked in <a href="https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/building-an-intranet-business-case-part-1/" style="color:#A23D00;">part one</a> about the common reasons most organizations choose to acquire intranet software. Now let’s look at how each one of these objectives can be measured. This will not only help reinforce the frustration that likely got you to this point, but it will also help your decision makers recognize the specific outcomes of what you are proposing.</p> <p>ThoughtFarmer has analytics built into the platform, making it easy to measure a lot of the below KPIs. We also suggest running an additional survey about six months after your intranet is launched to further reaffirm the success of your goals and objectives.</p> <h2 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Knowledge management</h2> <p>We’ve already established than an intranet can facilitate and improve knowledge management. This can be measured by baselining how employees share new ideas and then measuring once an intranet is in place. You could also measure how many of these ideas were implemented. Discussion forums are ideal for generating ideas. An intuitive intranet with a user centric information architecture and a robust search engine will also help staff find content faster and save time.</p> <p><strong>Overall objective:</strong> Increase the amount of knowledge within an organization</p> <p>Target KPIs:</p> <ul> <li>Employees are sharing knowledge</li> <li>Employees are commenting on content</li> </ul> <h2 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Communication</h2> <p>Communication may feel like a broad objective, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be quantified. For example, if your organization is struggling with email overload, you may choose to pursue a goal related to reducing email traffic or its burden and cost on servers. For example, you can measure how many all staff emails were sent right before launch, and then measure again six months later.</p> <p><strong>Overall objective:</strong> Improve internal communication throughout the organization</p> <p>Target KPIs:</p> <ul> <li>Employees are reading corporate newsletters</li> <li>Email usage is down</li> <li>New content is being created</li> </ul> <h2 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Collaboration</h2> <p>The definition of collaboration is two or more people working together towards shared goals. But how do we measure this? Collaboration can be measured by counting things like the number of teams or groups created, or through the number of files added or shared to these groups. You can also measure collaboration through comments.</p> <p><strong>Overall objective:</strong> Improve collaboration company-wide</p> <p>Target KPIs:</p> <ul> <li>More groups are created</li> <li>Comments have increased</li> <li>Updates are being shared</li> </ul> <h2 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Employee engagement/Workplace culture</h2> <p>We often think of culture and employee engagement as a touchy-feely thing that cannot be measured. However what happens when your employees feel engaged and included in a strong culture? They stay longer. In other words, you can relate your objectives to employee turnover. Include how turnover is currently calculated, what it is now, and the associated reduction of costs by lowering it.</p> <p><strong>Overall objective:</strong> Improve workplace culture</p> <p>Target KPIs:</p> <ul> <li>Employees express satisfaction</li> <li>Decrease in turnover</li> <li>Employees are liking content</li> <li>Employees are praising other employees (e.g., Shout-outs, comments)</li> </ul> <h2 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Business Efficiency</h2> <p>Measuring business efficiencies should be fairly straightforward. You will want to begin by baselining current processes (like submitting a vacation request via PDF form), and how long that takes from start to finish. Once your intranet is up and running, you can measure again, and calculate the ROI based on time saved. Automating business processes (including forms) is one of the best ways to achieve immediate efficiency.</p> <p><strong>Overall objective:</strong> Improve overall internal efficiency</p> <p>Target KPIs:</p> <ul> <li>Employees can easily find information</li> <li>Employees are creating and sharing content</li> <li>Intranet usage is increasing</li> <li>Employees are viewing/downloading content</li> </ul> <p>The KPIs mentioned above are based off thousands of hours of research, discussion, and work by our internal professional services team. They may not apply specifically to your organization, but they should give you enough inspiration and ideas to hit the ground running.</p> Processes & Productivity Kelly Batke Preconceived ideas on the transformation of small and medium-sized businesses https://www.duperrin.com/english/2018/11/29/preconceived-ideas-on-the-transformation-of-small-and-medium-sized-businesses/ Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad urn:uuid:136673ad-5b8d-8138-3e18-26811156fb25 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 20:00:34 +0100 marketing, PME, Ressources Humaines, transformation, transformation digitale, unelash, unleash18 <p>There is no doubt in anyone&#8217;s mind that innovation is omnipresent and accelerating, nor is there any doubt that the expectations and behaviour of customers and employees are changing just as rapidly and radically.</p> <p>Everyone should therefore agree that companies must transform themselves or at least evolve at the same pace. Well, no.</p> <h2>&#8220;Too small to change&#8221; is the next &#8220;too big to fail&#8221;</h2> <p>How many times have I heard something like &#8220;it&#8217;s not for us&#8221;? Often with the argument of the size of the company as an argument. &#8220;We&#8217;re too small to get into this&#8221;, &#8220;These are big business problems&#8221;, &#8220;we don&#8217;t have the resources to do this.&#8221;</p> <p>And at Unleash Amsterdam last October, I noticed an interesting fact, corroborated by my exchanges with a few other professionals in the field: regardless of their size, companies were all looking at the same things. So of course sometimes the financial step was too high, some offers can be specially sized for a certain size of company but, thanks to the cloud, there was a convergence that, no matter what the domain, I was not used to seeing.</p> <h2>When you have everything in common you have the same problems</h2> <p>Indeed:</p> <p>&#8211; customers are the same for everyone in terms of changing behaviours and expectations.</p> <p>&#8211; the employees are also the same for everyone.</p> <p>&#8211; for a given business the evolution of technological solutions is the same. HR with HR solutions, marketing with marketing solutions, collaboration with collaboration tools.</p> <p>In short, when you have the same expectations and customer behaviour, the same expectations and employee behaviour, the same technologies at your disposal, you have the same problems and therefore the same imperative for change.</p> <p>There is no less need to better recruit, better address and target candidates, to provide better employee experience throughout the last life cycle, whether small or large.</p> <p>There is no less need to better address and target customers, to provide a better customer experience throughout the last life cycle whether you are small or large.</p> <p>The world is as global and changing as quickly as one is small or large.</p> <h2>Transformation is especially important for the small ones</h2> <p>Even if it means being iconoclastic, I would even say that these transformation subjects are even more important for the little ones than for the big ones.</p> <p>Casting errors, disengagement, lack of development of an employee&#8217;s skills are less obvious when the candidate in question is drowned in a larger team than in an SMB where he will directly penalize the collective without anyone to &#8220;clean&#8221; behind him or to serve as a baby-sitter.</p> <p>In terms of marketing, even if no one likes to throw money away for campaigns with uncertain ROI, an SME cannot afford to aim wide and sprinkle everywhere, hoping that by chance the message will reach the right person. Even more than a large company, it needs to know its customers better, to target them better, to be both frugal and efficient. Large companies, even if it is not desirable, can resort to carpet bombing in desperation or by thinking &#8220;we can afford it, we will flood and we will see what works&#8221;. The little can&#8217;t.</p> <p>And I&#8217;m only talking about two topics that will speak to everyone, but we can repeat the reasoning over and over again on all the key functions of an organization.</p> <h2>When the big ones have the same problems as the little ones</h2> <p>When I say that small structures discover that they have the same problems as large ones, I see that the opposite is also true. After having long dealt with their heaviness and some &#8220;rich people&#8217;s problems&#8221; they discover a need that the little ones know well: the need for scalability, speed, agility. Things are moving forward even if doing with little, frugally and scalably was not in their culture and they believed, for a time now over, that the advantage of size would protect them from the race for speed.</p> <h2>When the environment is the same, either you have the same problems or you are in denial.</h2> <p>In short, in either case, it is important not to lose sight of the fact that what must drive a company&#8217;s ambition and structuring projects is not it as an organization but its environment. Its customers, its current and future employees, its suppliers. When the environment is the same, either you have the same problems or you are in denial.</p> <p>Photo : <a href="https://www.shutterstock.com/fr/image-photo/communication-message-motivation-concept-size-doesnt-569921632?src=-EE68Ku01TQ_jMwoel0eEw-1-7">Size does not matter</a> from <a href="https://www.shutterstock.com/fr/g/zanariah+salam" data-track="click.assetDetails.contributorSelected">Zanariah Salam </a>via <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com">Shutterstock</a></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=6ketadWxs7Q:XNApiUAWinA:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=6ketadWxs7Q:XNApiUAWinA:D7DqB2pKExk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?i=6ketadWxs7Q:XNApiUAWinA:D7DqB2pKExk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=6ketadWxs7Q:XNApiUAWinA:7Q72WNTAKBA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=6ketadWxs7Q:XNApiUAWinA:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?i=6ketadWxs7Q:XNApiUAWinA:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=6ketadWxs7Q:XNApiUAWinA:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> </div> Digital Transformation digital transformation Human resources marketing SMB transformation unelash unleash18 Bertrand DUPERRIN Free community Wi-Fi from //SEIBERT/MEDIA https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/29/free-community-wi-fi-from-seibert-media/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:54f9e874-4bf3-8a42-6bbe-6f782abcc276 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 15:04:14 +0100 <p>//SEIBERT/MEDIA has offices at several locations in Wiesbaden, the largest of them residing on the fifth floor of the Luisen Forum, a shopping center in the middle of the city. Around the building there is a wonderful roof terrace where you can relax, grill and look over Wiesbaden. We thought that the location would also be a good place to provide the surrounding pedestrian area with free Wi-Fi. Here at //SEIBERT/MEDIA we believe that people with access to more information will make better decisions and that such access ought to be free. Keeping this in mind, we have teamed up with Freifunk ("Free Radio") Wiesbaden and installed a free Wi-Fi hotspot on our terrace for use in the surrounding pedestrian area.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/29/free-community-wi-fi-from-seibert-media/">Free community Wi-Fi from //SEIBERT/MEDIA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> <p>//SEIBERT/MEDIA has offices at several locations in Wiesbaden, the largest of them residing on the fifth floor of the <a href="https://goo.gl/maps/7ZhK85DZP8A2">Luisen Forum</a>, a shopping center in the middle of the city. Around the building there is a wonderful roof terrace where you can relax, grill and check out a beautiful view looking over Wiesbaden.</p> <div id="attachment_5341" style="width: 1610px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-1.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="5341" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/29/free-community-wi-fi-from-seibert-media/freifunk-seibert-media-1/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1067" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Joerg Halisch&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;Wiesbaden, Seibert Media GmbH, 19.07.2014, Google Business View - Seibert Media GmbH,&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;www.foto-halisch.de&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Freifunk-Seibert-Media-1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-1.jpg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-1.jpg" class="size-full wp-image-5341" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-1.jpg" alt="" width="1600" height="1067" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Wiesbaden, Seibert Media GmbH, 19.07.2014</p></div> <p>We thought that the location would also be a good place to provide the surrounding pedestrian area with free Wi-Fi. Here at //SEIBERT/MEDIA we believe that people with access to more information will make better decisions and that such access ought to be free. Keeping this in mind, we teamed up with <a href="https://www.wiesbaden.freifunk.net/">Freifunk (&#8220;Free Radio&#8221;) Wiesbaden</a> and installed a free Wi-Fi hotspot on our terrace to be used in the surrounding pedestrian area!</p> <p><strong>A new trial</strong></p> <p>Here&#8217;s a quick background: About two years ago we first got together with the folks at Freifunk Wiesbaden. At that time we had our eye on the prize of hooking up the entire Luisen Forum with free Wi-Fi. For a few different reasons we fell a bit short on realizing this goal.</p> <p>Fast forward to this year: Recently, I discovered by accident (and quite surprisingly) that actually I get the best //SEIBERT/MEDIA Wi-Fi reception down in the pedestrian zone at the center &#8211; apparently through the outdoor Wi-Fi access point on the railing of our roof terrace! So we felt that our only choice was to try again. We asked ourselves: couldn&#8217;t the existing company Wi-Fi be extended to provide free community Wi-Fi?</p> <p>As it turned out, it wasn&#8217;t quite that simple! However, after running a few small hardware errands combined with a little bit of clever handiwork, it looked like it could be done. We quickly ordered two UniFi UAP-AC-M access points, we already had a router in our &#8220;box of random hardware&#8221;, and voila! We had set up our <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freifunk">Freifunk</a> Wi-Fi mesh network!</p> <p><strong>Hobbyists welcome</strong></p> <p>It was a Friday afternoon. The first wireless community hobbyists from the Wiesbaden Freifunk organization came to visit us. Together we began configuring the VPN router and the two mesh access points.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-2.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="5342" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/29/free-community-wi-fi-from-seibert-media/freifunk-seibert-media-2/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-2.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1200" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Freifunk-Seibert-Media-2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-2.jpg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-2.jpg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5342" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-2.jpg" alt="" width="1600" height="1200" /></a></p> <p>The router provides internet access to users of our free-radio infrastructure via our normal internet connection through a VPN to community wireless gateway. Using its own VLAN, the router connects the free community network to our Wi-Fi infrastructure in the //SEIBERT/MEDIA office &#8211; which includes two outdoor access points at the corners of Schwalbacher Street/Luisen Street and Luisen Street/Kirchgasse around the Luisen Forum.</p> <p><strong>Our own infrastructure</strong></p> <p>Additionally, we&#8217;ve installed Mesh APs inside the shopping mall to boost the signal and also allow people in the surrounding neighborhood to have a stronger free Wi-Fi signal while accessing our community network &#8211; likely some have since chosen to opt out of buying their own home router.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-3.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="5343" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/29/free-community-wi-fi-from-seibert-media/freifunk-seibert-media-3/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-3.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,1600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Freifunk-Seibert-Media-3" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-3.jpg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-3.jpg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5343" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-3.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="1600" /></a></p> <p>We also discussed installing directional antennas in order to extend the free community network further than the current external infrastructure, as the location on the fifth floor &#8211; high above Wiesbaden &#8211; is an excellent choice.</p> <p><strong>Late summer BBQ</strong></p> <p>We threw a barbecue to celebrate the launch of the new free community network project. There was something for everyone: we had a range of barbecued goodies with salad and bread, and enjoyed the late summer weather together. We finalized the last bits of the configuration and were able to put the entire system into operation.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-4.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="5344" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/29/free-community-wi-fi-from-seibert-media/freifunk-seibert-media-4/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-4.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1200" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Freifunk-Seibert-Media-4" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-4.jpg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-4.jpg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5344" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-4.jpg" alt="" width="1600" height="1200" /></a></p> <p><strong>Launch day</strong></p> <p>By the end of the day &#8211; it was shortly after midnight &#8211; we had finished setting it up and all access points were ready for use. By Saturday we could already count more than 50 users on the community Wi-Fi network!</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-5.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="5345" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/29/free-community-wi-fi-from-seibert-media/freifunk-seibert-media-5/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-5.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1200" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Freifunk-Seibert-Media-5" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-5.jpg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-5.jpg" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5345" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-5.jpg" alt="" width="1600" height="1200" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-6.png"><img data-attachment-id="5346" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/29/free-community-wi-fi-from-seibert-media/freifunk-seibert-media-6/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-6.png" data-orig-size="730,581" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Freifunk-Seibert-Media-6" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-6.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-6.png" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5346" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Freifunk-Seibert-Media-6.png" alt="" width="730" height="581" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://map.freifunk-mwu.de/#/de/map/4cedfb9870f6#!/de/map">Freifunk Wiesbaden</a> provides live, up-to-date statistics and status information about the network on their map.</p> <p><strong>Future and expansion</strong></p> <p>After the success of this experiment, our new goal is to offer free Wi-Fi from the other //SEIBERT/MEDIA offices along Kirchgasse and Adolf Street. We&#8217;re also discussing the possibility of establishing directional radio links to connect with other free community network locations which may not have their own uplink. In short: We still have a lot to do and would like to continue working together with our neighboring Freifunk project teams!</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2018/09/14/freifunk-bei-seibert-media/"><em>Lesen Sie diese Seite auf Deutsch</em></a></p> <p><strong>Further information</strong></p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2014/11/11/agile-organization-at-seibertmedia-from-brainstorming-to-realization/">Agile organization at //SEIBERT/MEDIA &#8211; from brainstorming to realization</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2018/08/21/dreimal-sueden-meine-reise-zum-zehnjaehrigen-jubilaeum-als-mitarbeiterin/">Three times south &#8211; My trip to the tenth anniversary as a member of staff</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/29/free-community-wi-fi-from-seibert-media/">Free community Wi-Fi from //SEIBERT/MEDIA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> //SEIBERT/MEDIA Collaboration Freifunk Systems Technologies collaboration community wireless Wi-Fi WLAN Peter Körner Congratulations to: The Dugout & Golden Valley Bank! http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/ic-intranet-design-examples/ Intranet Connections Blog urn:uuid:1c4b7e1c-4468-0080-5f93-dafce8246455 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:01:59 +0100 <p>Summary: Below is how a few IC customers have used their intranet designs with the addition of storyboard. Thank you to all the IC 14.5 Intranet Example Contestants, we love all of your submissions, and it was very diffuclt to narrow it down, so we chose 2 grand prize winners, and will be sending coffees</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/ic-intranet-design-examples/">Congratulations to: The Dugout &#038; Golden Valley Bank!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com"></a>.</p> <div class="fusion-fullwidth fullwidth-box fusion-blend-mode nonhundred-percent-fullwidth" style='background-color: rgba(255,255,255,0);background-position: center center;background-repeat: no-repeat;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;'><div class="fusion-builder-row fusion-row "><div class="fusion-layout-column fusion_builder_column fusion_builder_column_1_1 fusion-one-full fusion-column-first fusion-column-last 1_1" style='margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;'> <div class="fusion-column-wrapper" style="background-position:left top;background-repeat:no-repeat;-webkit-background-size:cover;-moz-background-size:cover;-o-background-size:cover;background-size:cover;" data-bg-url=""> <p class="blogintro" style="color: #3b9de0; font-weight: 500; font-size: 19px;"><strong>Summary:</strong> Below is how a few IC customers have used their intranet designs with the addition of storyboard.</p> <p>Thank you to all the IC 14.5 Intranet Example Contestants, we love all of your submissions, and it was very diffuclt to narrow it down, so we chose 2 grand prize winners, and will be sending coffees to everyone who participated.</p> <h1>Congratulations to the winning intranet homepage examples: The Dugout and Golden Valley Bank!</h1> <h2>The Dugout by Norwich City FC</h2> <p><a href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Dugout.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-35647" src="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Dugout-300x180.jpg" alt="Norwich City FC Intranet Design Example" width="300" height="180" srcset="http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Dugout-200x120.jpg 200w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Dugout-300x180.jpg 300w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Dugout-400x240.jpg 400w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Dugout-600x360.jpg 600w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Dugout-768x461.jpg 768w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Dugout-800x480.jpg 800w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Dugout-1024x614.jpg 1024w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Dugout-1200x720.jpg 1200w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Dugout.jpg 1570w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <h3>Intranet Design</h3> <p>We can’t help but love the modern minimalistic style shown in this design. They make really great use of whitespace and present information in a very clean way. The large icons for commonly accessed forms like the vacation schedule are prominent and only take 1 click to get to. They always have their standings in the front and center of the homepage, so their employees can keep an eye on how the team is doing. A few of the football fans at IC suggested we also add in a league table of our own! To their dismay, it doesn’t tie in well with our company goals.</p> <h3>Storyboard</h3> <p>The storyboard on The Dugout hosts both company-wide news such as reports and team briefs, as well as social events. You can see they all get a fair amount of engagement by the click counter below each story preview.</p> <h3>External Links</h3> <p>The Dugout has links to external sites easily accessible from the home page, updates on employees, social media integration and more. The idea here is to keep as much as possible within 3 clicks, to keep users from having to search for what they’re looking for (although our enterprise search makes it easy by crawling titles, tags, and content when presenting results.)</p> <p>So, if you’re looking for ways to make your intranet have a more modern feel and easy to navigate to users, consider making good use of your white space, and adding large icons to click into forms or calenders your users need most often. If you aren&#8217;t sure what content is accessed most often, you can check your intranet insights</p> <p><!--blog form--></p> <div class="inline-blog-subscribe"> <h3>Subscribe for Intranet Tips</h3> <p><script type="text/javascript"> var fieldId = "Title_Name_Field_ID"; var formUrl = "https://go.pardot.com/l/18182/2016-11-09/632zj3"; var title = encodeURI(document.title); document.write('<iframe width="100%" height="80" frameborder="0" style="border: 0;" src="' + formUrl); document.write('?' + fieldId + '=' + title); document.write('"></iframe>'); </script></p> </div> <p><!--end blog form--></p> <h2>Golden Valley Bank</h2> <p><a href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Golden-Valley.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-35646" src="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Golden-Valley-300x180.jpg" alt="Golden Valley Bank Intranet Design Examples" width="300" height="180" srcset="http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Golden-Valley-200x120.jpg 200w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Golden-Valley-300x180.jpg 300w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Golden-Valley-400x240.jpg 400w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Golden-Valley-600x360.jpg 600w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Golden-Valley-768x461.jpg 768w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Golden-Valley-800x480.jpg 800w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Golden-Valley-1024x614.jpg 1024w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Golden-Valley-1200x720.jpg 1200w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Golden-Valley.jpg 1570w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <h3>Theme Editor</h3> <p>The Golden Valley Bank intranet is a beautiful example of everything you can produce with the theme editor. They’ve really gone the extra mile on their homepage in making it visually appealing, as well as high-functioning. They incorporate iconography, backgrounds, brand colors, and more to make this homepage visually pleasing, as well as high functioning.</p> <h3>The use of icons</h3> <p>The iconography used on the left-hand side in the ‘quick lookup’ section is simple and straightforward, so users can easily navigate to whichever part of the intranet they need to with 1 click.</p> <h3>Backgrounds</h3> <p>To align with their brand, Golden Valley Bank has applied backgrounds on the wallpaper, as well as the quick links widget. They created a custom background with their logo placed behind the quick links, without detracting from the clarity of the font.</p> <h3>Brand Colours</h3> <p>Incorporating your brand colors on your intranet is a simple yet meaningful way to promote your brand across your organization. Most organizations have brand documents to ensure consistency across your external marketing channels, but those should also be followed internally. It&#8217;s one of the many ways your organization can engage employees, and encourage brand ambassadors.</p> <h1>Honorable Mentions</h1> <p>We&#8217;d also like to thank the following customers for submitting your homepage intranet designs:</p> <h2>Ohio University Credit Union</h2> <p>OUCU is making great use of the storyboard, with lots of engagement on each post and backgrounds consistent with the brand colors. They also took advantage of the new compact header feature.</p> <p><a href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OUCU.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-35644" src="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OUCU-300x180.jpg" alt="Ohio University Credit Union Intranet Example" width="300" height="180" srcset="http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OUCU-200x120.jpg 200w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OUCU-300x180.jpg 300w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OUCU-400x240.jpg 400w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OUCU-600x360.jpg 600w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OUCU-768x461.jpg 768w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OUCU-800x480.jpg 800w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OUCU-1024x614.jpg 1024w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OUCU-1200x720.jpg 1200w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OUCU.jpg 1570w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <h2>West Michigan Works!</h2> <p>&#8216;The Link&#8217; also has a ton of engagement on the storyboard. We also love the clean layout, and great use of iconography. The various widgets including a &#8216;best guess trivia&#8217; is a great way to keep your staff engaged with the intranet and developing a community.</p> <p><a href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Link.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-35645" src="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Link-300x180.jpg" alt="West Michigan Works! Intranet Example" width="300" height="180" srcset="http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Link-200x120.jpg 200w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Link-300x180.jpg 300w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Link-400x240.jpg 400w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Link-600x360.jpg 600w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Link-768x461.jpg 768w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Link-800x480.jpg 800w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Link-1024x614.jpg 1024w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Link-1200x720.jpg 1200w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Link.jpg 1570w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <h2>Summit Funding</h2> <p>The Peak also has a nice &amp; clean homepage design, and we love the creative name for their intranet. Branding the intranet is a great way to get your organization to adopt the platform. It&#8217;s also an easy way to reference the intranet. &#8216;Fill out your timesheets on the Peak&#8217; sounds a lot better than &#8216;Fill out your timesheets on the intranet!&#8217;</p> <p><a href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Peak.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-35643" src="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Peak-300x180.jpg" alt="Summit Funding Intranet Design Example" width="300" height="180" srcset="http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Peak-200x120.jpg 200w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Peak-300x180.jpg 300w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Peak-400x240.jpg 400w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Peak-600x360.jpg 600w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Peak-768x461.jpg 768w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Peak-800x480.jpg 800w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Peak-1024x614.jpg 1024w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Peak-1200x720.jpg 1200w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/The-Peak.jpg 1570w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p> <p>Great job everyone! Thank you for all the submissions, it&#8217;s very helpful in showing intranet designs to those who are just starting their intranet, and those looking to spruce them up a bit. For more intranet design inspiration, check out our <a href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/resources/intranet-examples/">intranet examples</a>.</p> <div class="fusion-clearfix"></div> </div> </div></div></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/ic-intranet-design-examples/">Congratulations to: The Dugout &#038; Golden Valley Bank!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com"></a>.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=KcCAOqLcXnc:8iHrD3obM8Q:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=KcCAOqLcXnc:8iHrD3obM8Q:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?i=KcCAOqLcXnc:8iHrD3obM8Q:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=KcCAOqLcXnc:8iHrD3obM8Q:7Q72WNTAKBA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=KcCAOqLcXnc:8iHrD3obM8Q:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?i=KcCAOqLcXnc:8iHrD3obM8Q:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=KcCAOqLcXnc:8iHrD3obM8Q:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=KcCAOqLcXnc:8iHrD3obM8Q:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?i=KcCAOqLcXnc:8iHrD3obM8Q:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=KcCAOqLcXnc:8iHrD3obM8Q:TzevzKxY174"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IntranetConnectionsBlog/~4/KcCAOqLcXnc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Customer Stories Intranet Software Customer stories intranet design Caitlin Percival Inside the cocoon: How Nationwide ran a tightly focused intranet transformation project https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2018/11/28/inside-the-cocoon-how-nationwide-ran-a-tightly-focused-intranet-transformation-project/ Expert blog – Digital Workplace Group urn:uuid:f02c3205-636d-e05d-e3ea-5be1f526bfd0 Wed, 28 Nov 2018 18:01:42 +0100 <p>With the case for a new intranet made following a series of DWG benchmarks in 2013, Nationwide set<span class="more"> <a href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2018/11/28/inside-the-cocoon-how-nationwide-ran-a-tightly-focused-intranet-transformation-project/" title="Read Inside the cocoon: How Nationwide ran a tightly focused intranet transformation project">(more...)</a> </span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2018/11/28/inside-the-cocoon-how-nationwide-ran-a-tightly-focused-intranet-transformation-project/">Inside the cocoon: How Nationwide ran a tightly focused intranet transformation project</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com">Digital Workplace Group</a>.</p> Expert blog Featured Usability & design Shimrit Janes There are no disruptive practices, only disruptive leaders https://www.duperrin.com/english/2018/11/28/there-are-no-disruptive-practices-only-disruptive-leaders/ Bertrand Duperrin's Notepad urn:uuid:3eb15a17-7c0e-c8ec-05ab-7174bc13050d Wed, 28 Nov 2018 15:00:55 +0100 In these times when under pressure from customers, competitors, technological innovation and even employees, the businesses must reinvent themselves, it is tempting to look elsewhere for a ready-to-use model that one only has to duplicate at home. An exercise that has its limits: we can copy processes, an organizational model, ideas, but as with an [&#8230;] <p>In these times when under pressure from customers, competitors, technological innovation and even employees, the businesses must reinvent themselves, it is tempting to look elsewhere for a ready-to-use model that one only has to duplicate at home.</p> <p>An exercise that has its limits: we can copy processes, an organizational model, ideas, but as with an organ transplant, it often happens that the recipient organism rejects the transplant. The practices implemented by a company are valid in a given context, with a given culture, a given history&#8230; Copying them in a different context means taking the risk at best that it does not take, at worst that the remedy is even worse than the disease.</p> <h2>Managerial copy/paste does not work</h2> <p>But we keep looking elsewhere. There is no shortage of candidates for the &#8220;role-model&#8221; title: Google, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, AirBnb, Facebook, Zappos, Tesla&#8230;. and others tomorrow.</p> <p>The result of the transplant can be of three kinds:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1°) &#8220;It will not work so we don&#8217;t do&#8221;. In fact, those who hold this type of discourse are often right&#8230;but for the wrong reasons. They do not judge the relevance of what has been done elsewhere or try to understand the &#8220;why&#8221;, which would lead them to find a different &#8220;how&#8221;. They just don&#8217;t want to change, or don&#8217;t understand the need to change.</p> <p>2°) &#8220;We tried but it didn&#8217;t work&#8221;. Typical case of copying and pasting in complete ignorance of the differences in context.</p> <p>(3) &#8220;We have had some success&#8221;. The most frequent case when copying in bulk is that the law of large numbers means that at some point there is something that has worked elsewhere that will work for you.</p> <p>Two lessons to learn before you go and watch this entrepreneur or guru blissfully deliver an inspirational speech on the stage of a conference or copy/paste what has been done.</p> <h2>Do not copy the dish, but dissect the recipe&#8230;.</h2> <p>The first is to always ask yourself &#8220;why?&#8221;. What problems were being addressed? Maybe it&#8217;s a problem you didn&#8217;t have (so you&#8217;re paradoxically going to create one), or maybe it&#8217;s the result you plan to achieve but, to achieve it in your context, you&#8217;ll have to do it in a radically different, even opposite way, because the levers that are yours (culture, history etc.) are not the same. Sometimes you even have assets at the beginning that the company you envy did not have&#8230; Do not copy the dish, but dissect the recipe&#8230;</p> <h2>To what extent is the leader willing to get dirty for change to happen?</h2> <p>The second is to know the level of commitment of the leader on the subject. I&#8217;m not talking about management, but about the leader! If the leader is you, wonder how far you are willing to go to see this change work. Are you ready to get really involved ? To face criticism? To defend tooth and nail the people who will carry your projects against those who will fight against change? And if you are &#8220;only&#8221; a project manager or director, ask yourself how far your direct manager and the ultimate decision-maker are willing to get involved to unlock situations and allow you to move forward. Having a clear mandate is one thing, having the means and superiors ready to get their hand in the dirt for you or covering yourself against all odds is another.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Because, speaking of managers, you have surely noticed that for all the companies mentioned above there is generally an emblematic manager or founder we associate a vision with, a way of doing things, managerial practices. A lot of of anecdotes that contribute to his personality and leadership, which make his ability to inspire. This is what often makes it possible to associate such a managerial practice, such as the way meetings or emails are managed, with a leader as much as with his company.</p> <h2>There is no disruptive model, just disruptive leaders</h2> <p>The truth is that there is no perfect business model that would work everywhere and even less a clear path to follow to get there. Each company has its own vision and path. But one thing seems obvious: if things happen, it is because there is a leader who wanted it that way. Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Tony Hsieh&#8230;They implemented what they wanted to see at work by being the first promoters and actors. There is no disruptive model, only disruptive leaders.</p> <p>And this applies at all levels. We all have innovative, new, disruptive initiatives in mind, seen here and there. Did they survive the one, whether he is project manager or director, who embodied them and carried them? Rarely. We often see things end up running out of steam when the key to success is promoted to another position and leaves his place to another who is content to just run the machine.</p> <p>For a project as ambitious as changing the company, example, vision and impetus can only come from above. Luckily, CEOs generally stay longer in their positions than other corporate functions.</p> <p>Photo : <a href="https://www.shutterstock.com/fr/image-photo/surreal-image-businessman-business-suit-walking-1166119189?src=l9CccTcNp6zt1iYoGN6j3Q-2-84">disruption</a> by <a href="https://www.shutterstock.com/fr/g/biancoblue85" data-track="click.assetDetails.contributorSelected">Blue Planet Studio </a>via <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com">shutterstock</a></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=7pQn2SFnxKQ:1lG-GyKw8Sg:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=7pQn2SFnxKQ:1lG-GyKw8Sg:D7DqB2pKExk"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?i=7pQn2SFnxKQ:1lG-GyKw8Sg:D7DqB2pKExk" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=7pQn2SFnxKQ:1lG-GyKw8Sg:7Q72WNTAKBA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=7pQn2SFnxKQ:1lG-GyKw8Sg:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?i=7pQn2SFnxKQ:1lG-GyKw8Sg:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?a=7pQn2SFnxKQ:1lG-GyKw8Sg:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BertrandDuperrinsNotepad?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> </div> Management & HR change disruption Innovation leadership management Bertrand DUPERRIN Including a messenger in your intranet solution? Not a good idea! https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/26/including-a-messenger-in-your-intranet-solution-not-a-good-idea/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:9d5c0100-62c8-ce56-dc27-25eaadb0d734 Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:27:00 +0100 <p>There are quite a few intranet systems that include native instant messenger solutions with integrated chat functions. At first glance, an all-in-one package like this might seem attractive. But looking a bit more closely, it might not be such a good idea.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/26/including-a-messenger-in-your-intranet-solution-not-a-good-idea/">Including a messenger in your intranet solution? Not a good idea!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> <p>There are quite a few intranet systems that include native instant messenger solutions with integrated chat functions. At first glance, an all-in-one package like this might seem attractive. You can tick off an important requirement without having to license, implement, and roll out a separate software solution; and you don&#8217;t need to worry about integrating independent tools.</p> <p>But at second glance it might not be such a good idea after all – and there are two main reasons for it. Firstly, a small integrated solution will never live up to the features and performance offered by a professional, dedicated single solution. All-in-one packages are often characterized by what I call &#8220;the Curse of the Generalist.&#8221; They can do a bit of everything but none of it really well. Secondly, this will send a wrong signal to team members. Instant messaging plays too important a role within a company to try to wrap it up with solutions that are restricted in their capabilities, as this also leads to a feeling of inconsistency when it comes to adoption among employees<strong>.</strong></p> <h3>Group chat is too important for a small-scale application</h3> <p>In more and more companies, instant messaging is quickly becoming <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2016/11/01/messenger-and-chat-in-the-workplace/">the most important digital communication channel used</a>. It provides significant gains in terms of productivity and transparency, thanks to more effective and secure collaboration, a reduction in the number of internal emails, and the centralized availability of information.</p> <p>Today&#8217;s use case for group chat is too large, too important, and too strong to believe that a simple &#8220;sideline&#8221; integration is a sufficient solution.</p> <p>Modern group chat software such as Slack or Google Hangouts Chat are comprehensive and customizable and offer a broad range of functionality. Professional instant messaging solutions have their own web interfaces and clients. They even have their own smartphone apps – the result of dedicating large development teams.</p> <p>I am yet to encounter an integrated chat solution that even comes close to Slack or Hangouts Chat in terms of functionality or availability within an organization. Do you know of one? I&#8217;m anxious to hear about it! Based on my own conviction and experience, an extra that comes with a larger software package cannot provide a messaging solution that is as professional and high-quality as it truly needs to be.</p> <h3>Employees continue to use their tried-and-tested tools</h3> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/pexels-photo-1251093.jpeg"><img data-attachment-id="5326" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/26/including-a-messenger-in-your-intranet-solution-not-a-good-idea/pexels-photo-1251093/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/pexels-photo-1251093.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,1279" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="pexels-photo-1251093" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/pexels-photo-1251093.jpeg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/pexels-photo-1251093.jpeg" class="wp-image-5326 alignright" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/pexels-photo-1251093.jpeg" alt="" width="373" height="373" /></a></p> <p>When a software solution is good and relevant to their work, employees tend to adopt it very quickly and stick with it for the long run. As long as the company visibly attaches enough importance to it. This applies to company wikis, task management systems, and messaging software too. Visible relevance is a key factor in the level of adoption.</p> <p>In fact, the company must assign the whole topic of messaging enough value and resources. Otherwise, users within the company won&#8217;t take the solution seriously, and above all, they won&#8217;t appreciate or make use of it. In practice, a half-hearted approach is quickly exposed as being such.<a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2016/08/08/encouraging-employees-to-use-a-social-intranet/"> It will rarely make it past a small group of early adopters</a>.</p> <p>Instead, people will go back to their &#8220;tried-and-tested,&#8221; omnipresent alternatives to coordinate and collaborate within their teams. They&#8217;re known as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and co. Informal but always available, these tools are outside of the company&#8217;s control, and are in fact aimed at private users and not designed for use in a business setting or for professional team collaborations at all. Communication becomes decentralized, decisions are no longer traceable – that&#8217;s without even getting into possible security or compliance issues. It is these problems that an organization wants to suppress and solve with a centralized messaging solution for its teams.</p> <h3>Social intranet&#8217;s potential</h3> <p>The doubts I&#8217;ve expressed above do not mean that there should be no integration for social intranets. Quite the opposite: With our own <a href="https://www.linchpin-intranet.com/">intranet solution Linchpin</a>, we have focused on creating a <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/06/07/social-intranet-bring-cloud-services-like-google-g-suite-salesforce-sap-and-others-together/">system that integrates all of the cloud tools within a company</a>, making them available in one central location. However, the solutions themselves are native, dedicated tools, not a tacked on extra in the intranet.</p> <p>No one would dream of using intranet software to write invoices, register employees&#8217; working hours on project tickets or manage developers&#8217; Git repositories. But many believe the intranet should have a native group chat function.</p> <p>It is important, and it makes sense for a professional social intranet to show who is online and available to chat. The intranet should indicate their current availability and even a direct way to contact them. Real messages aren&#8217;t exchanged via the social intranet but using an application that has been built to do so, along with all of its useful features.</p> <p>In this way, the social intranet can and should serve as a cockpit to control the most important applications within a company. It shouldn&#8217;t offer half-baked solutions for such important use cases like as messaging and group chat just to tick more boxes off the list of intranet requirements. These functions are best in native systems which are adopted by employees much more effectively.</p> <p><em><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2018/11/02/messenger-als-bestandteil-einer-intranet-loesung-keine-gute-idee/">Lesen Sie diese Seite auf Deutsch</a></em></p> <h3>Further information</h3> <p><a href="http://seibert.biz/comparisonofgroupchatsolutions">Comparison of Google Hangouts Chat, Slack, Cisco Jabber, Skype for Business, Telegram, WhatsApp and other group chat solutions</a><strong><br /> </strong><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/06/07/social-intranet-bring-cloud-services-like-google-g-suite-salesforce-sap-and-others-together/">Social intranet – Bring cloud services like Google G Suite, Salesforce, SAP, and others together</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2017/05/29/professional-mobile-apps-for-group-chat-intranet-etc-a-blessing-or-a-curse/">Professional mobile apps for group chat, intranet, etc.: A blessing or a curse?</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2017/04/18/8-advantages-of-an-enterprise-group-chat-for-distributed-teams/">8 Advantages of an enterprise group chat for distributed teams</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/11/26/including-a-messenger-in-your-intranet-solution-not-a-good-idea/">Including a messenger in your intranet solution? Not a good idea!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com">News, tips &amp; guidance for agile, development, Atlassian-Software (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, ...) and Google Cloud</a>.</p> Apps Collaboration Intranets Technologies Trends collaboration tools group chat instant messaging messenger social intranets Martin Seibert Eight things we love about the SharePoint modern pages http://www.contentformula.com/blog/eight-things-love-sharepoint-modern-pages/ Content Formula urn:uuid:d0af69e8-0c10-6407-6724-28559f5310da Mon, 26 Nov 2018 12:06:02 +0100 <p>Over the past couple of years Microsoft has been rolling out the SharePoint modern experience and while some parts of it are still in preview, it has been released globally for elements such as Team Sites. New SharePoint features such... <a class="moretag" href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/eight-things-love-sharepoint-modern-pages/">read more</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/eight-things-love-sharepoint-modern-pages/">Eight things we love about the SharePoint modern pages</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> <p>Over the past couple of years Microsoft has been rolling out the SharePoint modern experience and while some parts of it are still in preview, it has been released globally for elements such as Team Sites. New SharePoint features such as Communication Sites and Hub Sites have also been released using modern pages.</p> <h3>What is the modern experience?</h3> <p>Modern pages represent a superior user and content editor experience for SharePoint, fills some of the gaps around publishing that Microsoft probably should have dealt with years ago and has various other advantages.</p> <p>The Modern Experience is based on the SharePoint Framework, a development framework which presented a fundamental change from the ‘classic’ platform, with everything developed on the client rather than server side. Without going too much into the technical aspects of this, it basically means developing SharePoint is now much more about configuring the front-end experience than the processes that run in the back end, which was the case for the classic SharePoint of the past.</p> <p>While inevitably with a new whole development framework and design there have been a few glitches on the way, and there are still occasionally features of classic SharePoint which we miss, overall the introduction of SharePoint’s modern pages has been highly beneficial. Here are eight things we love about the SharePoint’s modern experience.</p> <p><b>1. It’s changed perceptions of SharePoint</b></p> <p>Here at Content Formula we’ve worked with SharePoint for years, and while it’s always been a platform you can get some incredible results with, project teams and intranet managers who have worked with it closely have often found it frustrating and difficult. And users haven’t exactly been wild about the classic SharePoint user experience either.</p> <p>Let’s be honest, until a couple of years back, SharePoint was not a very popular platform and was associated with long, complex projects which were over-reliant on development resource and could easily end up with low adoption. But over the last two to three years we’ve noticed that perceptions of SharePoint have changed to something more favourable. This is down to multiple factors, including Office 365 and more bolt-on options, but also down to the modern experience with its far superior user experience and ease of use. The days of SharePoint regarded as a beast of a platform are disappearing.</p> <p><b>2. Modern pages look great for users</b></p> <p>While there’s always improvements which can be made, generally modern pages look great with clear page layouts, greater use of images and a contemporary feel. They also render very nicely on mobile devices too, another key advantage of modern pages. And that’s just right out of the box.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2326" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/01.jpg" alt="Modern page" width="1165" height="588" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/01.jpg 1165w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/01-300x151.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/01-768x388.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/01-1024x517.jpg 1024w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/01-160x81.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 1165px) 100vw, 1165px" /></p> <p>The superior look and feel when compared to the dated and sometimes cluttered feel of classic SharePoint ensures a better reaction to content from users. These are sites employees are far more likely to want to use and will find easier to use.</p> <p><b>3. Performance is better</b></p> <p>Because the SharePoint framework means all the web parts are executed on the client side rather than the server side it means that generally performance is better, especially for content editors or site administrators. Previously things could be a bit clunky with loads of page reloads, but now SharePoint is faster and smoother.</p> <p><b>4. It has given power to content editors (at last)</b></p> <p>The lack of a CMS or a decent content editor experience in SharePoint for a long time had left many of us puzzled. Why, when so many intranets use SharePoint, didn’t Microsoft invest in developing decent publishing interfaces? To a certain extent, intranet-in-a-box products like SharePoint have bridged that gap, but now the modern experience has opened up SharePoint to content editors who are used to the easy experience of a popular CMS like WordPress.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2328" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/03.jpg" alt="Content editor" width="1165" height="588" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/03.jpg 1165w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/03-300x151.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/03-768x388.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/03-1024x517.jpg 1024w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/03-160x81.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 1165px) 100vw, 1165px" /></p> <p>Modern pages are really easy to edit. For example, with just two clicks you can add the necessary web part and the changes are made there and then on the page. Many of the off-putting elements for content editors such as page reloads, confusing terminology and other frustrating elements of classic SharePoint are gone. This puts SharePoint in the hands of content editors more than ever and opens up the opportunity to publish for all. They need less training, can be more self-sufficient and sites are most sustainable.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2327" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/02.jpg" alt="Layout" width="1165" height="588" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/02.jpg 1165w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/02-300x151.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/02-768x388.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/02-1024x517.jpg 1024w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/02-160x81.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 1165px) 100vw, 1165px" /></p> <p><b>5. Less development resource is required</b></p> <p>The other benefit of giving more power to content editors is that you need less development resource. Before you’d need a .NET developer to achieve some of the things that content editors can do on their own now. Insert a Yammer feed web part? That’s now two clicks away, not a business case which has to be made to the Head of IT Development.</p> <p>Of course, you’ll still need developers to do some of the things you need to achieve, but ultimately, you’ll save money and your IT developers will be freed up to use their time to add more value to more complex projects.</p> <p><b>6. Communication and Hub sites add value</b></p> <p>Communication sites, and more recently, Hub sites are an integral part of the modern experience and have made it much easier for teams within organisations, as well as smaller companies, to distribute information and communication via a simple intranet-like experience. With web parts for easy publishing of news, promotions and events and an attractive layout, Communication sites do make it easier to communicate!</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2330" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/07.jpg" alt="Hub site" width="1165" height="588" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/07.jpg 1165w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/07-300x151.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/07-768x388.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/07-1024x517.jpg 1024w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/07-160x81.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 1165px) 100vw, 1165px" /></p> <p>Hub site also can connect numerous communication sites and present an aggregated view of news and content – a little like an intranet homepage and departmental sites, for example. These sites are a useful addition to the tools available within the digital workplace and while they are nowhere near in providing the sophistication of an “in a box” product such as Wizdom, particularly for internal communicators or knowledge management functions, they give welcome options to teams, departments and smaller companies.</p> <p><b>7. Modern pages are good news for turnkey intranets</b></p> <p>Modern pages are also good news for turnkey SharePoint intranets like <a href="http://www.contentformula.com/sharepoint-portal-intranet-in-a-box" target="_blank">Wizdom</a> which can utilise the design and approach of modern pages, and even utilise Communication or Hub sites, while still filling the gaps that SharePoint out of the box doesn’t provide. In our view, the better SharePoint gets, the better the SharePoint in-a-box products get too.</p> <p><b>8. Modern SharePoint web parts wrap themselves around Office 365 </b></p> <p>One of the obvious advantages of SharePoint Online and the modern experience is that it integrates more easily with the rest of Office 365. By letting content editors easily add templated web parts which enable people to add document libraries, Yammer feeds or the latest updates from a relevant Microsoft Teams site, SharePoint becomes the obvious place to build an integrated experience with the rest of the Office 365 suite. This adds value to Office 365 and your SharePoint intranet and helps to drive adoption.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2329 size-full" src="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/04.jpg" alt="Webparts" width="1165" height="588" srcset="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/04.jpg 1165w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/04-300x151.jpg 300w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/04-768x388.jpg 768w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/04-1024x517.jpg 1024w, http://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/04-160x81.jpg 160w" sizes="(max-width: 1165px) 100vw, 1165px" /></p> <p><b>Make it modern!</b></p> <p>SharePoint modern pages bring lots of other advantages which are too numerous to mention here, but including arguably better security, more flexibility and more.</p> <p>Modern SharePoint irons out many of the issues with classic SharePoint and delivers a great user experience. If you fell out of love with classic SharePoint, then it’s really worth taking a fresh look at the modern platform for your intranet, collaborative spaces, workflow needs and more. If you’d like to discuss any aspect of modern SharePoint modern pages or Office 365 then please get in touch!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog/eight-things-love-sharepoint-modern-pages/">Eight things we love about the SharePoint modern pages</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> Uncategorized Dan Hawtrey Forms or Survey – what are the settings? https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/forms-or-survey-settings/ Ellen's Digital Workplace urn:uuid:b2db8d1c-7fa5-8165-c734-92f4a24d488b Sun, 25 Nov 2018 15:37:42 +0100 In my most recent blog I discussed the options for Questions and Answers in the various survey tools. This time, I would like to take a look at the settings &#8211; what can you decide about your survey as a&#8230; <p class="more-link"><a href="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/forms-or-survey-settings/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p><img data-attachment-id="8207" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/forms-or-survey-settings/survey-settings/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/survey-settings.png" data-orig-size="640,284" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Survey-Settings" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/survey-settings.png?w=300&#038;h=133" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/survey-settings.png?w=636" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-8207" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/survey-settings.png?w=300&#038;h=133" alt="Survey-Settings" width="300" height="133" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/survey-settings.png?w=300&amp;h=133 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/survey-settings.png?w=600&amp;h=266 600w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/survey-settings.png?w=150&amp;h=67 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />In my most recent blog I discussed the <a href="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/forms-or-survey-thats-the-question/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">options for Questions and Answers</a> in the various survey tools.</p> <p>This time, I would like to take a look at the settings &#8211; what can you decide about your survey as a whole?</p> <h2>Which settings can you apply to your survey?</h2> <ul> <li><span style="display:inline !important;float:none;background-color:transparent;color:#3d596d;font-family:'Noto Serif', Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:27.2px;orphans:2;text-align:left;text-decoration:none;text-indent:0;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0;"><strong>Permissions</strong> to create and manage a survey &#8211; can anyone do it or do you need special permissions? Can you hand a survey over to someone else?</span></li> <li><strong>Look and feel</strong> &#8211; can you use colours and add branding to the survey?</li> <li><strong>Who can respond</strong> and <strong>details about the responses</strong>.</li> <li>How to <strong>start</strong> and <strong>stop</strong> collecting responses.</li> <li>Custom <strong>thank-you message</strong>.</li> <li>Whether you can easily <strong>copy your survey</strong>.</li> </ul> <h2> Where can you find the settings?</h2> <p>The settings in <strong>Forms</strong> can be found in the top right. The palette is for the theme, the … will lead you to the other settings.</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8202" style="width: 453px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8202" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/forms-or-survey-settings/forms-wheresettings/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-wheresettings.png?w=636" data-orig-size="453,373" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Forms-wheresettings" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-wheresettings.png?w=636?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-wheresettings.png?w=636?w=453" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8202" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-wheresettings.png?w=636" alt="Forms-wheresettings" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-wheresettings.png 453w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-wheresettings.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-wheresettings.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 453px) 100vw, 453px" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">The settings in Forms which will allow you to determine how your survey looks and works.</figcaption></figure> <p>For the <strong>SharePoint</strong> survey/list you have some options in the Advanced Settings:</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8193" style="width: 749px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8193" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/forms-or-survey-settings/forms-spsurveyadvanced/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurveyadvanced.png?w=636" data-orig-size="749,221" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Forms-SPSurveyAdvanced" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurveyadvanced.png?w=636?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurveyadvanced.png?w=636?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8193" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurveyadvanced.png?w=636" alt="Forms-SPSurveyAdvanced" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurveyadvanced.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurveyadvanced.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurveyadvanced.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurveyadvanced.png 749w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">This is how to determine view-and-edit permissions for SharePoint Survey and List.</figcaption></figure> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8194" style="width: 500px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8194" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/forms-or-survey-settings/forms-spsurvey-generalsettings/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurvey-generalsettings.png?w=636" data-orig-size="500,149" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Forms-SPSurvey-GeneralSettings" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurvey-generalsettings.png?w=636?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurvey-generalsettings.png?w=636?w=500" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8194" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurvey-generalsettings.png?w=636" alt="Forms-SPSurvey-GeneralSettings" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurvey-generalsettings.png 500w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurvey-generalsettings.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-spsurvey-generalsettings.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">This option is only available in the SharePoint Survey Settings under  &#8220;List name, description and navigation&#8221;.</figcaption></figure> <p>For<strong> SurveyMonkey</strong>, you can find most of the settings in the &#8220;Design Survey&#8221; phase, with different options in the buttons on the left:</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8205" style="width: 860px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8205" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/forms-or-survey-settings/forms-surveymonkeywhere/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-surveymonkeywhere1.png?w=636" data-orig-size="860,153" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Forms-surveyMonkeywhere" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-surveymonkeywhere1.png?w=636?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-surveymonkeywhere1.png?w=636?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8205" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-surveymonkeywhere1.png?w=636" alt="Forms-surveyMonkeywhere" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-surveymonkeywhere1.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-surveymonkeywhere1.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-surveymonkeywhere1.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-surveymonkeywhere1.png?w=768 768w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-surveymonkeywhere1.png 860w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">In SurveyMonkey, the Design Survey link shows you the options available.</figcaption></figure> <p>For <strong>Google Forms</strong> you look at the top right, where the palette will allow you to determine the look-and-feel and the gear wheel will show other settings to select:</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8203" style="width: 350px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8203" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/forms-or-survey-settings/forms-gogglewhere/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-gogglewhere.png?w=636" data-orig-size="350,93" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Forms-gogglewhere" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-gogglewhere.png?w=636?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-gogglewhere.png?w=636?w=350" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8203" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-gogglewhere.png?w=636" alt="Forms-gogglewhere" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-gogglewhere.png 350w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-gogglewhere.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-gogglewhere.png?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 350px) 100vw, 350px" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">Where to find the settings in Google Forms.</figcaption></figure> <h2>Results</h2> <p>I have captured the results in the picture below. You can also <a href="https://1drv.ms/x/s!AnggnIW5vV1OgY5_ApYFxQQHXNGEhQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener">view/download this as Excel</a>. I have added this info as a separate tab in the same document as in <a href="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/forms-or-survey-thats-the-question/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">my earlier post</a>. You can use and edit it, but I would appreciate if you would mention my name if you share it outside of your organization.</p> <p>Legend:</p> <ul> <li>Green/Yes: Available by default, although it may have different names</li> <li>Orange: Available with a workaround</li> <li>Red/No: Not available</li> </ul> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8200" style="width: 837px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8200" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/forms-or-survey-settings/forms-settings-2/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-settings1.png?w=636" data-orig-size="837,727" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Forms &#8211; Settings" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-settings1.png?w=636?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-settings1.png?w=636?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8200" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-settings1.png?w=636" alt="Forms - Settings" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-settings1.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-settings1.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-settings1.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-settings1.png?w=768 768w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/forms-settings1.png 837w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /><figcaption class="wp-caption-text">The results of the various options for settings</figcaption></figure> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Conclusion</h2> <p>Again, all surveys have different options but the differences are relatively small between Microsoft Forms, Google Forms and SurveyMonkey.<br /> SurveyMonkey has some interesting options, such as a limit on the number of responses, suggestions for questions, and the SurveyMonkey Genius which gives an estimated time to complete and suggestions for the setup of the survey. (Under &#8220;Preview and Score&#8221;)<br /> The SharePoint options appear to be a different animal altogether. They have their uses though, as mentioned in my earlier post.</p> <h2>Special Thanks!</h2> <p>During the writing of this post some more info about Forms was made available:</p> <p>Thanks to <a href="https://davidlozzi.com/2018/11/13/squeezing-a-little-more-formatting-out-of-microsoft-forms/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">David Lozzi</a> for blogging about changing the colour scheme of a Form, which I have done by accident without realizing its effect. <img src="https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/wpcom-smileys/twemoji/2/72x72/1f642.png" alt=" Do More With SharePoint Lists People Survey Team Site Usability Ellen van Aken ellenvanaken 10 Ideas to Give Thanks at Work http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/10-ideas-give-thanks-work/ Intranet Connections Blog urn:uuid:c42ba0db-5b86-ace9-7568-9c502cc8a215 Fri, 23 Nov 2018 23:15:22 +0100 <p>Summary: Research shows that employees are more satisfied at work when they feel appreciated. Use these 10 ideas to give thanks at work! In our fast-paced work lives these days, it’s too easy to move from task to task and not take the time to celebrate the small wins along the way. To succeed, we</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/10-ideas-give-thanks-work/">10 Ideas to Give Thanks at Work</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com"></a>.</p> <div class="fusion-fullwidth fullwidth-box fusion-blend-mode nonhundred-percent-fullwidth" style='background-color: rgba(255,255,255,0);background-position: center center;background-repeat: no-repeat;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;'><div class="fusion-builder-row fusion-row "><div class="fusion-layout-column fusion_builder_column fusion_builder_column_1_1 fusion-one-full fusion-column-first fusion-column-last 1_1" style='margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;'> <div class="fusion-column-wrapper" style="background-position:left top;background-repeat:no-repeat;-webkit-background-size:cover;-moz-background-size:cover;-o-background-size:cover;background-size:cover;" data-bg-url=""> <p class="blogintro" style="color: #3b9de0; font-weight: 500; font-size: 19px;"><strong>Summary:</strong> Research shows that employees are more satisfied at work when they feel appreciated. Use these 10 ideas to give thanks at work!</p> <p>In our fast-paced work lives these days, it’s too easy to move from task to task and not take the time to celebrate the small wins along the way. To succeed, we are incredibly reliant on those around us, so it’s vital we recognize and nurture our teammates to show we care, creating long-lasting relationships. Thanksgiving shouldn’t be a &#8220;once-a-year&#8221; thing only practiced at home, but rather a ritual we design into how we work and conduct our daily lives. Here are ten proven, simple ways to express your <a title="3 Gratitude Tactics to Fuel Workplace Happiness" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/3-gratitude-tactics-fuel-workplace-happiness/">gratitude to a colleague</a>!</p> <p><span id="more-27251"></span></p> <h2>1. A simple post-it note</h2> <p>A simple, hand-written note to a colleague recognizing them for a job well done can go a long way. You’re not limited to a yellow square here, either. Get creative, source high-5s, thumbs up or fun designs, write a quick message and draw something &#8211; even a simple smiley or goofy illustration does the job!</p> <p>We have a gratitude tree where we post thank-yous:<br /> <a href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Give-Thanks-Post-It-Tree.jpg"><img class="alignnone wp-image-27256 size-full" src="http://www.intranetconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Give-Thanks-Post-It-Tree.jpg" alt="give-thanks-post-it-tree" width="3264" height="2448" srcset="http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Give-Thanks-Post-It-Tree-300x225.jpg 300w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Give-Thanks-Post-It-Tree-768x576.jpg 768w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Give-Thanks-Post-It-Tree-1024x768.jpg 1024w, http://44f01c30jfkn2x16la2nc60y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Give-Thanks-Post-It-Tree.jpg 3264w" sizes="(max-width: 3264px) 100vw, 3264px" /></a></p> <h2>2. Get them a coffee or tea</h2> <p>Discover their tastes and preferred timing: is it Starbucks, Dunkin&#8217; Donuts, Tim Hortons? Or is caffeine not their choice? Once you know, you can surprise them just when they need it.</p> <p>We have a variety of coffee and tea drinkers here at Intranet Connections, so a good cup of whatever we prefer is always <a title="Show Employee Appreciation to Boost Engagement" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/show-employee-appreciation-to-boost-engagement/">appreciated</a>!</p> <h2>3. A card or small gift with a hand-written message</h2> <p>It’s not often we get cards anymore, so sourcing a relevant card and writing something meaningful is appreciated. You know it’s well received when you see it standing on their desk for any length of time. The more people you get to write in it, the longer the shelf life</p> <h2>4. Online recognition on your intranet</h2> <p>Technology can certainly help <a title="Give Thanks with Employee Recognition" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/intranet-software/corporate-intranet/employee-communications/employee-recognition/">employee recognition</a> and your intranet is an ideal place. Why not post a message, include a photo if you can and acknowledge it to the masses? Enable social elements and people can like or comment too: now we’re boosting things!</p> <h2>5. A talisman awarded for exemplary behavior</h2> <p>There are all sorts of options here: attendance awards, employee of the month placards, trophies or other objects.</p> <p>We’ve had some fun and passed around an Olaf doll from Disney&#8217;s “Frozen” as a figure who embodies empathy, one of our core values, to a teammate who has exhibited this trait.</p> <p><!--blog form--></p> <div class="inline-blog-subscribe"> <h3>Subscribe for Intranet Tips</h3> <p><script type="text/javascript"> var fieldId = "Title_Name_Field_ID"; var formUrl = "https://go.pardot.com/l/18182/2016-11-09/632zj3"; var title = encodeURI(document.title); document.write('<iframe width="100%" height="80" frameborder="0" style="border: 0;" src="' + formUrl); document.write('?' + fieldId + '=' + title); document.write('"></iframe>'); </script></p> </div> <p><!--end blog form--></p> <h2>6. Celebrate work milestones</h2> <p>Celebrate employees <a title="Engage Employees by Celebrating Milestones" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/engage-employees-celebrating-personal-milestones/">work related milestones</a>, such as work anniversaries. This is an easy one. LinkedIn members know that work anniversaries are highlighted for their connections to see, and it’s a simple gesture to give congrats. Your intranet can highlight this too, where you can post to their wall. Announce the milestone in person and make it a long weekend for them by giving them the day of their anniversary off!</p> <h2>7. Contests for prize giveaways</h2> <p>Several of our clients have built apps and widgets to promote ticket draws. You could even connect this to a recognition app and have the intranet randomly pull a nominee to win.</p> <h2>8. Fun, personal experience in conjunction with business travel</h2> <p>All work and no play makes Kelly a dull person. How about supporting your employees in extending a work trip with some personal time and organize an activity: outdoor adventure, food, show, or whatever you know will interest them.</p> <p>Just recently, we went up to Whistler, BC, as a company for a strategy session. But that wasn&#8217;t without some fun ziplining first! These types of activities give thanks and are great ways to <a title="Give Thanks with Intranet Team Builders" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/get-to-know-coworkers-with-intranet-team-builders/">team build</a>.</p> <h2>9. Appreciation lunch</h2> <p>Often it’s more than an individual that merits your thanks. A catered lunch is hard to pass up. Add a fun game or prize and watch the meeting acceptances roll in.</p> <h2>10. Casual, Beer Fridays</h2> <p>Perhaps one of the oldest gestures, pour ‘em a drink, and say cheers to you! After a long week, serve up a refreshment and encourage a relaxed state of mind. With the stress relief, often here’s where the best conversations come. We support a nearby, new craft brewery, <a href="http://www.hearthstonebrewery.ca/">Hearthstone Brewery</a> which is a great way also of supporting the local community.</p> <h2>What Gets Recognized Gets Repeated</h2> <p>As you can see, it’s not that difficult and I can assure you the energy spent will come back double what you put in, and expand in the company. You don’t have to do them all each week, but rotating around and using your imagination will keep it fresh and interesting too.</p> <p>As an update from a previous blog, where I mentioned a Gratitude Tree as a source of workplace happiness, I thought I’d share a new photo. A month later and we’ve collected nearly 90 thank you notes from 18 staff covering a lot of great activity in the organization. We’re well on our way to the goal of 200 by the end of the year, and it’s amazing to witness it’s development.</p> <p>Happy Thanksgiving!</p> <p>Want to learn <a title="Give Thanks with these Top 3 Employee Appreciation Ideas" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/give-thanks-with-these-top-3-employee-appreciation-ideas/">more</a>?</p> <div class="fusion-clearfix"></div> </div> </div></div></div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com/blog/10-ideas-give-thanks-work/">10 Ideas to Give Thanks at Work</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.intranetconnections.com"></a>.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=LGzsENxiOHU:rfrSy8d9et0:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=LGzsENxiOHU:rfrSy8d9et0:F7zBnMyn0Lo"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?i=LGzsENxiOHU:rfrSy8d9et0:F7zBnMyn0Lo" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=LGzsENxiOHU:rfrSy8d9et0:7Q72WNTAKBA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=LGzsENxiOHU:rfrSy8d9et0:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?i=LGzsENxiOHU:rfrSy8d9et0:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=LGzsENxiOHU:rfrSy8d9et0:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=LGzsENxiOHU:rfrSy8d9et0:gIN9vFwOqvQ"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?i=LGzsENxiOHU:rfrSy8d9et0:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?a=LGzsENxiOHU:rfrSy8d9et0:TzevzKxY174"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/IntranetConnectionsBlog?d=TzevzKxY174" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/IntranetConnectionsBlog/~4/LGzsENxiOHU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Best Practices Leadership & Strategy Top 5 List corporate culture from the CEO manager buy-in Rob Nikkel