Intranet Digest http://feed.informer.com/digests/I4JNYYWLZM/feeder Intranet Digest Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:21:16 +0100 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ People, work cultures and leadership are out of synch https://www.netjmc.com/people-work-cultures-and-leadership-are-out-of-synch/ NetJMC - JANE McCONNELL urn:uuid:e2f5b038-2f95-82b1-de1b-6c823e0caf17 Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:48:40 +0200 Look at the 50% red line on each chart! There&#8217;s an incredible difference between the level of people capabilities and that of work cultures and leadership styles in organizations. This is part of the factors driving the emergence of the gig mindset. People have had enough, and are becoming more assertive and autonomous in the workplace. Other data support this as well. People capabilities have risen high As of 2015, three capabilities came together in a turning point that set the stage for the emergence of a gig mindset orientation by freeing people from traditional hierarchical constraints and helping them bridge silos.These following capabilities existed in well over half the organizations by 2015 Being able to find people and expertise through information generated by people and not official HR. This liberated people to interact with others they did not know personally but with whom they could build a relationship. Being able to commenton content from other people, including official information from management. This enabled feedback that was visible to others in the organization. Being able to connect &#8230; Leadership Organizational Change Technology & Capabilities Gig Mindset Jane McConnell Scaled project management with Structure and Structure.Gantt for Jira https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/24/scaled-project-management-with-structure-and-structure-gantt-for-jira/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:9df049e9-effc-5711-f0af-d4d380658fc3 Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:09:44 +0200 <p>Structure is an app that adds multi-level hierarchies of any depth to Jira. with features for program and portfolio management as well as cross-project tracking capabilities. The Structure.Gantt app for Jira lets you visualize timelines and dependencies in your projects. See what they are capable of in this webinar and demonstration.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/24/scaled-project-management-with-structure-and-structure-gantt-for-jira/">Scaled project management with Structure and Structure.Gantt for Jira</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> <h4>Multi-level hierarchies and increased visibility at all levels of your project</h4> <p><a href="https://start.seibert-media.net/atlassian-jira/">Jira</a> is used by thousands of companies around the world to successfully manage their projects and tasks. However, one challenge the system is still facing is its lack of depth.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/structure-jira-app-logo.png"><img data-attachment-id="6058" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/24/scaled-project-management-with-structure-and-structure-gantt-for-jira/structure-jira-app-logo/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/structure-jira-app-logo.png" data-orig-size="144,144" 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="structure-jira-app-logo" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/structure-jira-app-logo.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/structure-jira-app-logo.png" class="alignright size-full wp-image-6058" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/structure-jira-app-logo.png" alt="" width="144" height="144" /></a>This is where <a href="https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/34717/structure-project-management-at-scale?tab=overview&amp;hosting=server">Structure</a> comes in, an app that adds multi-level hierarchies of any depth to Jira. Additionally, Structure offers new features for program and portfolio management as well as cross-project tracking capabilities which help your company to organize, visualize, and track your projects on a global level. The <a href="https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1217809/structure-gantt-planning-at-scale?hosting=server&amp;tab=overview">Structure.Gantt</a> app gives you the ability to visualize timelines and dependencies within your projects.</p> <p>In this webinar I hosted with Eugene Sokhransky from <a href="https://almworks.com/">ALM Works</a>, we took a closer look at Structure for Jira. What is the basic concept behind Structure and in which situations do the apps' features shine? What does Structure do to help companies execute and deliver their projects more effectively? You can find the answers to these questions and more in this video which also includes an extensive demonstration.</p> <p><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='474' height='267' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/VgvemrVdbK8?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></p> <h5>Your partner for all apps on the Atlassian Marketplace</h5> <p>Would you like to know more about Structure for Jira? We are an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner and a trusted partner for official third party apps from the Atlassian Marketplace. Whether you need help with consulting, licensing, or implementation, we've got you covered. <a href="https://www.seibert-media.com/en/contact.html">Contact us today!</a></p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2019/02/19/skalierendes-projektmanagement-mit-structure-und-structure-gantt-for-jira/"><em>Lesen Sie diese Seite auf Deutsch</em></a></p> <h5>Further information</h5> <p><a href="https://seibert.biz/atlassianusecases">Our app library for Jira organized by use cases</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/01/31/is-jira-trapped-in-your-it-and-development-teams-part-1/">Is Jira trapped in your IT and development teams?</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/24/scaled-project-management-with-structure-and-structure-gantt-for-jira/">Scaled project management with Structure and Structure.Gantt for Jira</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 Apps Intranets agile apps Atlassian Confluence intranets Jira project management Martin Seibert No one cares about the news on your intranet! https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/20/no-one-cares-about-the-news-on-your-intranet/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:0fb71aae-7999-b4d2-f1bd-22081ab1f4d0 Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:34:47 +0200 <p>Intranet news should be relevant for those who read it. As such, personalization is one of the most important requirements for a modern intranet to ensure it is valuable for both employees and the organization. Here we look at the reasons why a blanket approach simply won't cut it.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/20/no-one-cares-about-the-news-on-your-intranet/">No one cares about the news on your intranet!</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>A bland jumble of quarterly numbers. Rehashed press releases. The company history – part 9. Dr. Smith will be replacing Dr. Johnson on the board of directors. And every few weeks a board member will address the masses, either patting themselves on the back or with an imploring plea to their workforce. These are the nightmare of any intranet user.</p> <p>When I speak to our customers about intranets, it usually doesn't take long for us to come to the subject of intranet news. It is one of the most important elements of an intranet relaunch, after all. However, in order to be effective and successful, an intranet requires a dedicated news concept. Simply flooding the intranet with news pieces like those mentioned above, swamping your poor employees, is a sign that you don't have one. Instead, you're simply repeating what your predecessors in corporate communications were already doing 20 years ago.</p> <p>Sharing internal news was one of the very first use cases when intranets started to make their advance back in the 1990s. Classic intranet 1.0 – top-down communication. Management or corporate communications write and the employees consume.  And there's nothing wrong with that in the first instance. Providing people with the information they need to do their jobs as well as they can is one of the core responsibilities in corporate management, and top-down news via an intranet can make a contribution towards that.</p> <p>But times have changed and nevertheless, many companies are still taking this antiquated blanket approach, continuing to assume that one size fits all without any kind of differentiation (or making much of an effort either).</p> <p>As an organization grows in size, it doesn't take long for issues with relevance to crop up, soon to be followed by problems with acceptance. After all, what do intranet users want? They don't go there because they're bored, but because they hope to find something useful there, because they want to complete a task. The intranet has to help with everyday work and be relevant to employees' tasks – relevant to each one, individually. This also applies to the right kinds of information.</p> <div id="attachment_63635" class="wp-caption alignnone"> <div id="attachment_6062" style="width: 2010px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/no-time-irrelevant-news.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="6062" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/20/no-one-cares-about-the-news-on-your-intranet/no-time-irrelevant-news/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/no-time-irrelevant-news.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1500" 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="no-time-irrelevant-news" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/no-time-irrelevant-news.jpg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/no-time-irrelevant-news.jpg" class="size-full wp-image-6062" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/no-time-irrelevant-news.jpg" alt="" width="2000" height="1500" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">No one has time for irrelevant news. We just want to get our work tasks done as quickly as possible!<br />Photo by <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/design-desk-display-eyewear-313690/">Energepic.com</a> on <a href="https://www.pexels.com">Pexels</a>, free license.</p></div> <p class="wp-caption-text"> </div> <p>There is often very little overlap between the daily tasks of different employee groups within a company. For this reason, each group has very different interests and requirements when it comes to content. Are new sales guidelines relevant to developers? Is the sales team really bothered by maintenance announcements for the integration server? These kinds of relevance issues become even greater in companies that are distributed geographically. Are employees in Germany really dying to find out that Spain has opened a fourth office? Are team members in Berlin really interested in a marketing campaign in Bavaria?</p> <p>On a certain level, those responsible for corporate communications are often already aware of this problem. Then they try to please everybody – and end up achieving the exact opposite. By using a blanket approach, they leave out any specific information that applies to certain groups within the company. Instead, they publish news content that ends up being so general and tentative that no one is interested in reading it as it is relevant to no one. And so we are back in the nightmare.</p> <p>Based on the indirect value for the company, if an employee spends five minutes scanning the news of the week, which is of no significance to them, then they could just as easily spend those five minutes scrolling through their Facebook feed. Both have no value for the company at all.</p> <p>The information provided in intranet news has to be relevant. And modern intranet solutions such as <a href="https://linchpin-intranet.com/">Linchpin</a> enable companies to limit the distribution of news to certain relevant user groups in a very granular way. Once you have these options – both technically and conceptually – you can develop a fitting news concept. Do you have a news article that should only be seen by English-speaking employees in IT and not the others? Is there an announcement that marketing team members in Bavaria need to hear? Do you have a message that is only to be seen by branch employees but not by headquarters? A modern intranet solution should be able to cater to such scenarios.</p> <p>If you are looking for an intranet that is relevant and valuable to your employees, personalization is the key element you should be looking for. There will still be plenty of people that don't care about your news in the intranet – but your valuable employees certainly will!</p> <p><em>The original version of this article was published in the German magazine "<a href="https://www.wissensmanagement.net/">Wissensmanagement</a>" (<a href="https://www.wissensmanagement.net/zeitschrift/archiv/archiv/heft/4/2018/titelthema/future_learningweiterbildung_in_zeiten_der_wissensexplosion.html">Issue 4/2018</a>).</em></p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2019/05/10/fuer-die-news-in-ihrem-intranet-interessiert-sich-kein-schwein/"><em>Lesen Sie diese Seite auf Deutsch in unserem Blog</em></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/20/no-one-cares-about-the-news-on-your-intranet/">No one cares about the news on your intranet!</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 Apps Intranets Web Technologies intranets knowledge management Linchpin news Martin Seibert Diversity and inclusion in the workplace: Are employers doing enough? https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/diversity-and-inclusion-workplace/ ThoughtFarmer urn:uuid:689c1b43-d995-e2ee-86eb-bedf1e8dc058 Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:30:30 +0200 “We’ve already got a policy—we’ve done our bit! “If we hire just to fill a quota, won’t we be lowering&#8230; <p>“We’ve already got a policy—we’ve done our bit!<br /> “If we hire just to fill a quota, won’t we be lowering the bar?”<br /> “Our recruitment process has worked out well so far. Why would we change it?”</p> <p>If you are having trouble understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion (D&amp;I) in the workplace, you aren’t alone. Despite growing research that speaks on the benefits of D&amp;I environments, many organizations are still having difficulty navigating this sensitive subject.</p> <p>Some companies struggle to understand what D&amp;I is or it’s potential value.<br /> Others understand the subject but haven’t yet implemented or updated relevant policies.</p> <p>Spurred by a growing social consciousness, businesses are slowing making a more concerted effort to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.</p> <p>Many are recognizing that there are not only <a href="https://blog.capterra.com/7-studies-that-prove-the-value-of-diversity-in-the-workplace/" style="color:#A23D00;">tangible business benefits</a> but that an increasing number of employees, particularly younger generations, <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/annajohansson/2017/11/13/the-one-philosophical-difference-that-sets-millennials-apart-in-workplace-diversity/#6fc7277b70c7" style="color:#A23D00;">seek out D&amp;I programs</a> before finalizing job decisions.</p> <p>But are organizations really making a difference? Or are they simply just trying to score PR points?</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">What is diversity and inclusion?</h3> <p>The word diversity has been used to refer to so many types of differences among people that the most commonly used<a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26158478" style="color:#A23D00;"> definition</a> is “any attribute that another person may use to detect individual differences.” While accurate, it is quite broad.</p> <p>Meanwhile, HR expert Jeff Waldman has defined <a href="http://jeffwaldman.ca/2017/07/06/getting-it-right-diversity-inclusion-at-work-part-2/" style="color:#A23D00;">workplace inclusion</a> as an environment “where every single employee is fully respected and valued for the contributions they bring to the organization, regardless of their individual differences. <strong>It occurs when barriers are knocked down so all employees can bring their true selves to work and realize success and their full potential in what they do</strong>.”</p> <p>So when we discuss the topic of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, we mean that all individuals have equal opportunities, regardless of their ethnicity, political beliefs, country of origin, sexual orientation, race, ability, gender, age, location, or even personal interests.<br /> It&#8217;s not just about opportunities for employment, but about people feeling safe to be who they are; and that their different experiences, values, and perspectives are appreciated, rather than perceived as something that might get in the way.</p> <p>As diversity and inclusion expert, <a href="http://vernamyers.com/" style="color:#A23D00;">Verna Myers</a> put it best, “diversity is being invited to the party, and inclusion is being asked to dance.”</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">The current state of diversity and inclusion in the workplace</h3> <p>A recent <a href="https://www.hr.com/en/resources/free_research_white_papers/hrcom-state-of-diversity-inclusion-2019-feb2019_jrttnwuk.html?utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_campaign=stateoftheindustryresearch&amp;utm_content=diversityandinclusionpressreleaselinktotheresearchreportandinfographic" style="color:#A23D00;">State of Diversity and Inclusion report</a> from the HR Research Institute revealed that while HR professionals agree that diversity and inclusion are critical to organizational success, many of us are still missing the mark.</p> <p>This is due to our narrow definitions of diversity and inclusion, combined with cited factors such as lack of budget (43%) and a lack of prioritization by top leadership levels (41%). These issues are starkly contrasted by those organizations the report describes as “high performers”, who experienced fewer to no barriers and were more likely to get support from leadership groups that understand the benefits of diversity.</p> <p>The majority of D&amp;I programs lack maturity or are in development mode with only 20% of HR professionals indicating their D&amp;I practices are in a mature stage of progress. And yet only half of the respondents say their workforces reflect the demographics of the marketplace.</p> <p>The study further revealed that high performers ensure all employees, including leadership, are responsible for D&amp;I rather than leaving it up to the HR department.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Why are we failing?</h3> <p>Sometimes, despite the best intentions, our quest for D&amp;I backfires.</p> <p>We assume that because we hired one person from a marginalized group, our work must be done. Even worse, we treat this employee like an encyclopedia for our questions on D&amp;I, rather than accepting them simply for the role they were hired for. Or, because we lack the knowledge and empathy to approach certain groups, we avoid asking questions altogether because we worry we will be perceived as disrespectful or rude.</p> <p>Many organizations experience challenges during the hiring process while attempting to employ diverse candidates. For example, a qualified candidate may be overlooked because of their privilege, or others, who are in fact hired, may feel or be treated as though they were only hired to fill a quota.</p> <p>Hiring issues aside, organizations fail in providing D&amp;I environments simply because they haven’t yet acknowledged that such a problem exists. If we don’t see a problem, we aren’t prompted to change how we do things. And of course, for many people, it’s difficult to admit any biases over certain groups, if nothing else because it is an acknowledgement of our own failings.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Overcoming our own biases</h3> <p>We all have unconscious biases that cause us to view people in certain ways. An employer must consider how preferences could potentially be creating a disadvantage for applicants as well as current employees.</p> <p>Job descriptions, for example, are often biased towards certain genders, ages, abilities, and cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You can review your job posting with a fine tooth comb, but you&#8217;ll always be limited by your own perspective.</p> <p>Your website may also be sending out an unintended message. If you preach diversity but all your website photos feature white males aged 30 to 50, the image your company is putting out is not consistent with your stated values.</p> <p>Conversely, many young tech startups have focused on providing perks like foosball tables, nap stations, or kegs of beer. When these organizations hired, they did so by assessing whether potential candidates would fit into this specific culture. However, this approach was problematic because it created an ageist environment tailored to younger employees, and therefore resistant to diversity.</p> <p>There are also flaws with things like employee referral programs, as they often result in candidates “just like me”, which again, while likely unintentional, can lead to discrimination.</p> <p>In 2013, Google began incorporating several diversity initiatives, including undergoing unconscious bias training. The training helped Google staff recognize their own personal biases and how those biases affect the decisions they make in the workplace, including who they hire, or even how they acknowledge an idea. While still early in their journey, Google has developed <a href="https://rework.withgoogle.com/subjects/unbiasing/" style="color:#A23D00;">unbiasing guides</a> and is working to create a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Too much of a good thing?</h3> <p>It’s common to assume the relationship between diversity and creativity is linear, but <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019850116300748" style="color:#A23D00;">evidence</a> actually suggests that a moderate degree of diversity is more beneficial than a higher dose.<br /> Focusing too closely on diversity could also potentially create a problem by labelling employees, and placing them in groups, which inevitably creates division.</p> <p>So yes, the evidence shows us that diversity will lead to increased perspectives and approaches, opportunities for knowledge sharing, and greater creativity and quality of team performance. But to suddenly and carelessly implement new diversity policies and practices without first understanding how diverse individuals can come together to form effective teams is irresponsible.</p> <p>It&#8217;s logical, and profitable to have various perspectives at the table. But hiring someone from a marginalized group just to check that box is not the solution, and in most cases will only lead to frustration.</p> <p>Workplaces should aim to focus on inclusion rather than just diversity, which ensures every employee has the best chance for success. Diversity is only half of the D&amp;I picture. Creating and maintaining a workplace culture where everyone is respected and appreciated requires another level of effort that probably isn’t getting the attention it needs.</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">Where to start</h3> <p>Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace won’t happen overnight. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start taking immediate action. Here are a few things you can do to get the ball rolling in your quest for an authentically diverse and inclusive workplace:</p> <h4>Uncover your own biases</h4> <p>Take a look around your workplace. Do you compensate employees equitably? Do your recruitment initiatives allow everyone a fair opportunity? Is mental health still a stigma?<br /> Is your workplace designed to accommodate specific employee needs? Do employees feel comfortable being themselves in their workplace? Can they express their differences without repercussion? How are your unconscious biases impacting the way you evaluate a potential employee or the way you look at their work? Are you assessing others against the metric of being &#8220;like me&#8221;? And finally, if employees voice complaints, is there a resolution process?</p> <h4>Incorporate diversity and inclusion into your values</h4> <p>Your values should govern everything your workplace does—from recruiting to managing people, to interacting with customers. When you incorporate values like diversity and inclusion, employees have a compass to follow as well as a shared purpose of how to operate. For example, (assuming you incorporated D&amp;I values) if a job applicant had a hearing impairment, the interview would be set-up to allow the candidate their best chance for success. It’s also equally, if not more important, to incorporate learning as a core value. Organizations who value learning as an end goal, allow for the possibility of change.</p> <h4>Leverage digital workplace tools</h4> <p>As part of the <a href="https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/what-is-a-digital-workplace/" style="color:#A23D00;">digital workplace</a>, an intranet is a great platform for sharing information and highlighting important key D&amp;I policies. By developing a diversity portal, you can provide employees with self-service access to information, knowledge, quizzes, and surveys. User profiles and biographies, and messaging further promote social connections, giving employees a voice, and foster a more people focused workplace.</p> <h4>Communicate consistently</h4> <p>Your D&amp;I policy represents your organization’s values related to making your workplace more inclusive. It also acts as a promise, to both current and future employees, of your commitment to foster an environment of equal opportunity. But where is that policy now? Can your employees easily access it? How can you communicate your diversity policy? By leveraging your intranet, you can ensure this policy is easily discovered.</p> <h4>Create resource groups</h4> <p>Soft drink giant PepsiCo recently created several employee resource groups including ones for women, veterans, and those with hearing impairments. These resource groups can help open silos while creating <a href="https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/opening-up-silos-with-communities/" style="color:#A23D00;">communities of practice</a> among those seeking inclusionary opportunities.</p> <h4>Share knowledge</h4> <p>Diversity will not enhance creativity or benefit your organization unless there is an opportunity to share knowledge. Studies mapping the <a href="http://www.ickn.org/documents/MeasuringCreativityC3N_v3.pdf" style="color:#A23D00;">social networks</a> of organizations found increased creativity in groups that were interconnected. By enabling people, information, and processes to come together, your intranet provides employees access to more tools and information.</p> <h4>Invest in training</h4> <p>D&amp;I training is a critical component of a D&amp;I strategy, but only when executed correctly. There are a <a href="https://scienceforwork.com/blog/diversity-training-effectiveness/" style="color:#A23D00;">few steps</a> organizations can take to ensure their training initiatives are heading in a positive direction. This includes creating a thorough and integrated approach and focusing on awareness and skills. As for attendance, employees may prefer to attend voluntarily, however mandatory training will likely increase the chance of a positive outcome.</p> <h4>Seek inspiration</h4> <p>There are a lot of organizations making great strides. For example, the NBA (National Basketball Association), one of the most progressive men’s sports leagues in North America, is aiming to hire a <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-basketball-nba-women-interview/league-ready-for-female-head-coach-says-nbas-diversity-boss-idUSKCN1R31L9" style="color:#A23D00;">female head coach</a> (there are already four females within their coaching staff). There are also 18 women in front-office positions, two in high-level league office basketball operations roles, three serving as referees, and dozens in athletic training positions. Liliahn Majeed, NBA’s vice president of diversity and inclusion strives to “create a state where being inclusive is second nature and not something that someone has to think about.”</p> <h3 style="font-size: 22px; line-height: 24px; font-weight: bold!important; text-transform: none; font-family: Arial; margin-top: 5px;padding-top: 20px;">The final frontier</h3> <p>There is still a lot more learning to be done around D&amp;I in the workplace. But even those still skeptical will find it hard to argue with the fact that to find new solutions to old problems we must often work with people different than us.</p> <p>As Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry said it best, “humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms. […] If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.”</p> Culture & Engagement diversity inclusion Kelly Batke What universities can teach digital workplace people https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/06/19/what-universities-can-teach-digital-workplace-people/ Expert blog – Digital Workplace Group urn:uuid:c639393d-eb16-44f7-8fe6-8f6fe066dee0 Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:03:06 +0200 <p>University of Leicester is leading the way with its “Digital Campus”. More than just the university’s web presence,<span class="more"> <a href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/06/19/what-universities-can-teach-digital-workplace-people/" title="Read What universities can teach digital workplace people">(more...)</a> </span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/06/19/what-universities-can-teach-digital-workplace-people/">What universities can teach digital workplace people</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com">Digital Workplace Group</a>.</p> DWG Podcast Expert blog Featured DWG Photos and Forms https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/ Ellen's Digital Workplace urn:uuid:6ca0868d-c679-67fe-b499-74e4f8dee7a5 Tue, 18 Jun 2019 16:23:51 +0200 You can create really good looking surveys with Microsoft Forms these days, just by using colours and images. There are 4 places to add an image: 1. Background You can use a standard theme, which will add a predetermined background&#8230; <p class="more-link"><a href="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p><img data-attachment-id="8444" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/fotoform-header/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/fotoform-header.png" data-orig-size="1260,1280" 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="fotoform-header" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/fotoform-header.png?w=295" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/fotoform-header.png?w=636" class=" size-medium wp-image-8444 alignright" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/fotoform-header.png?w=295&#038;h=300" alt="fotoform-header" width="295" height="300" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/fotoform-header.png?w=295&amp;h=300 295w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/fotoform-header.png?w=590&amp;h=600 590w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/fotoform-header.png?w=148&amp;h=150 148w" sizes="(max-width: 295px) 100vw, 295px" /></p> <p>You can create really good looking surveys with Microsoft Forms these days, just by using colours and images.</p> <p>There are 4 places to add an image:</p> <h3>1. Background</h3> <p>You can use a standard theme, which will add a predetermined background image (optional) and colour scheme to your Form.<br /> If you want to use your own theme, click Theme and then the +. This will open a screen allowing you to upload an image and/or set a background colour for texts and buttons.</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8438" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-8438" style="width: 241px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8438" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/formfoto-theme/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-theme.png" data-orig-size="485,629" 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="Formfoto-theme" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-theme.png?w=231" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-theme.png?w=485" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-8438" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-theme.png?w=231&#038;h=300" alt="Formfoto-theme" width="231" height="300" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-theme.png?w=231&amp;h=300 231w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-theme.png?w=462&amp;h=600 462w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-theme.png?w=116&amp;h=150 116w" sizes="(max-width: 231px) 100vw, 231px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-8438" class="wp-caption-text">You can upload a picture and change the colour here. Try #ff0000 and see what happens!</figcaption></figure> <h3>2. Forms title</h3> <p>You can add a small image to the title and introduction text of your form.</p> <h3>3. Question</h3> <p>You can add an image to a question. You can choose between small and large.</p> <h3>4. Section</h3> <p>If you want to create a new page for a new question or set of questions, you can use a section. A section header can also contain an image, large or small. It behaves like an image in a question.</p> <h2>Size requirements for images &#8211; a test</h2> <p>I recently received a question from one of my users, who wanted to know the size requirements for images in Forms. The background image she used turned out to be a bit blurry. Of course, and fortunately, you no longer have to use exact dimensions in Office 365, but not every size works well in every application, so I did some tests.</p> <ul> <li>I photographed a few scenes with my iPhone, using square, landscape and portrait orientation. (4:3 aspect ratio except for the square of course)</li> <li>I resized them using good old Paint, making a 50, 38, 25, 10 and 5% of the original. All images were 72 dpi.</li> <li>Then I created a Form with 2 questions and one section.</li> <li>I started with the 5% size and uploaded this image as background, as title, as question (large and small) and as section image.</li> <li>Whenever the image displayed blurry, I repeated the exercise with the 10% and so on, until I had a good idea of what worked.</li> </ul> <h2>Results</h2> <ol> <li>The <strong>background</strong> needs an image of at least 750 pixels wide, but 1000 is better.<br /> The orientation of the image (square, landscape or portrait) does not matter. The background focuses on the center of the picture.</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8428" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-8428" style="width: 1901px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8428" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/formfoto-backgrooundportrait5/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-backgrooundportrait5.png" data-orig-size="1901,827" 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="Formfoto-backgrooundportrait5" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-backgrooundportrait5.png?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-backgrooundportrait5.png?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8428" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-backgrooundportrait5.png?w=636" alt="Formfoto-backgrooundportrait5" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-backgrooundportrait5.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-backgrooundportrait5.png?w=1272 1272w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-backgrooundportrait5.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-backgrooundportrait5.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-backgrooundportrait5.png?w=768 768w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-backgrooundportrait5.png?w=1024 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-8428" class="wp-caption-text">With an image of 152 pixels wide, the background is extremely blurry.</figcaption></figure> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8431" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-8431" style="width: 1901px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8431" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/formfoto-squarebackground/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squarebackground.png" data-orig-size="1901,837" 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="Formfoto-squarebackground" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squarebackground.png?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squarebackground.png?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8431" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squarebackground.png?w=636" alt="Formfoto-squarebackground.png" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squarebackground.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squarebackground.png?w=1272 1272w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squarebackground.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squarebackground.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squarebackground.png?w=768 768w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squarebackground.png?w=1024 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-8431" class="wp-caption-text">With an image of 756 pixels wide, this background is acceptable.</figcaption></figure> <p><figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8429" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-8429" style="width: 1899px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8429" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/formsfoto-landscapebackground/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formsfoto-landscapebackground.png" data-orig-size="1899,836" 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="Formsfoto-landscapebackground" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formsfoto-landscapebackground.png?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formsfoto-landscapebackground.png?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8429" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formsfoto-landscapebackground.png?w=636" alt="Formsfoto-landscapebackground" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formsfoto-landscapebackground.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formsfoto-landscapebackground.png?w=1272 1272w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formsfoto-landscapebackground.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formsfoto-landscapebackground.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formsfoto-landscapebackground.png?w=768 768w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formsfoto-landscapebackground.png?w=1024 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-8429" class="wp-caption-text">A 1008-pixel wide background is really nice.</figcaption></figure></li> <li>In the <strong>title</strong> you can use an image as small as 150 pixels wide. It does not display a lot of detail, so you can get away with a small image.<br /> The height of the image display is fixed, and the orientation of the image does not matter much.<br /> <img data-attachment-id="8425" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/formfoto-squareheader/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squareheader.png" data-orig-size="1063,335" 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="Formfoto-squareheader" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squareheader.png?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squareheader.png?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8425" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squareheader.png?w=636" alt="Formfoto-squareheader" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squareheader.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squareheader.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squareheader.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squareheader.png?w=768 768w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squareheader.png?w=1024 1024w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squareheader.png 1063w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /><img data-attachment-id="8426" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/formfoto-landscape-header/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-landscape-header.png" data-orig-size="1059,333" 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="Formfoto-landscape header" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-landscape-header.png?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-landscape-header.png?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8426" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-landscape-header.png?w=636" alt="Formfoto-landscape header" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-landscape-header.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-landscape-header.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-landscape-header.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-landscape-header.png?w=768 768w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-landscape-header.png?w=1024 1024w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-landscape-header.png 1059w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /></p> <p><figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8427" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-8427" style="width: 1064px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8427" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/formfoto-portrait-header/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-portrait-header.png" data-orig-size="1064,335" 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="Formfoto-portrait-header" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-portrait-header.png?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-portrait-header.png?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8427" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-portrait-header.png?w=636" alt="Formfoto-portrait-header" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-portrait-header.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-portrait-header.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-portrait-header.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-portrait-header.png?w=768 768w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-portrait-header.png?w=1024 1024w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-portrait-header.png 1064w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-8427" class="wp-caption-text">3 examples of pictures in the title &#8211; the orientation (square, portrait, landscape) shows more variety than the picture quality.</figcaption></figure></li> <li> If you use a <strong>small picture </strong>in your question or section, go for at least 150 px wide.<br /> Use landscape where possible, as it will keep your form shorter. Check out the differences in the screenshots with the background, above.</li> <li>For a <strong>large picture </strong>in a question or section, at least 400 pixels wide is best.<br /> Please note that landscape pictures cover the whole width of the forms, and the question is shown on top. This makes for a very nice image, but as it is blown up a lot compared to the other formats, you really need to make sure the image is sharp.<br /> If you use the same image in every section, you can create a nicely consistent experience. (But do not go overboard, every new section is a click!)</p> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_8435" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-8435" style="width: 1066px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8435" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/formfoto-diffsmallandlarge/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-diffsmallandlarge.png" data-orig-size="1066,879" 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="Formfoto-diffsmallandlarge" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-diffsmallandlarge.png?w=300" data-large-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-diffsmallandlarge.png?w=636" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-8435" src="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-diffsmallandlarge.png?w=636" alt="Formfoto-diffsmallandlarge.png" srcset="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-diffsmallandlarge.png?w=636 636w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-diffsmallandlarge.png?w=150 150w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-diffsmallandlarge.png?w=300 300w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-diffsmallandlarge.png?w=768 768w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-diffsmallandlarge.png?w=1024 1024w, https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-diffsmallandlarge.png 1066w" sizes="(max-width: 636px) 100vw, 636px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-8435" class="wp-caption-text">This is 152 pixels. The small picture  is OK but the large one is not.</figcaption></figure> <figure data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_media-94" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-media-94" style="width: 1065px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="8437" data-permalink="https://mydigitalworkplace.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/photos-and-microsoft-forms/formfoto-squaresmallvslarge/" data-orig-file="https://mydigitalworkplace.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/formfoto-squaresmallvslarge-1.png" data-orig-size="1065,879" 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="formfoto-squaresmallvslarge" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://mydigitalwor Office 365 Design Forms Office365 Survey Usability Ellen van Aken ellenvanaken How a great digital workplace helps reduce Shadow IT https://www.contentformula.com/blog/how-a-great-digital-workplace-helps-reduce-shadow-it/ Content Formula urn:uuid:03aa539c-981a-c9bb-2297-2c114454fa74 Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:33:10 +0200 <p>Learn why a strong digital workplace is the best approach to tackle Shadow IT.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/how-a-great-digital-workplace-helps-reduce-shadow-it/">How a great digital workplace helps reduce Shadow IT</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> <p>The easy availability and deployment of powerful collaboration and productivity tools, usually based in the cloud, has allowed us to start to develop incredible digital workplaces that are only going to get better.</p> <p>But the proliferation of tools also comes with its own risks. Because individuals, teams and divisions can now deploy these applications with no involvement from the IT function, it means that unapproved or unauthorised software is sometimes being used for work purposes. Because individuals may be using  some of these tools already  in their life outside work, the decision to use them in the workplace feels natural.</p> <p>This unapproved use of tech – often called “Shadow IT” – is a common problem.  How should digital teams help to tackle the risks?</p> <h3><strong>What are the risks of Shadow IT?</strong></h3> <p>Often the use of Shadow IT  is perfectly understandable. Employees need to get things done and want to use the best tools possible,  but it does present a risk for several reasons:</p> <ul> <li>Applications used may not have the right level of security to meet enterprise needs. Tools designed for consumers with sensitive data in them may present more of a risk for critical data breaches.</li> <li>Information and content stored in cloud-based systems may still be left after an employee leaves a company, and it may never be removed.  This means there may be sensitive data stored in the cloud which organisations have no awareness of and no ability to control.</li> <li>Applications outside the scope of IT may not have important information policies applied to them for example relating to password formats or GDPR. Again, this makes organizations vulnerable to data breaches.</li> <li>Too many alternative systems can limit the use, adoption and value of fully-approved systems. For example, it might be hard to push Microsoft Teams when everybody is using Slack.</li> <li>Use of alternative systems will not feature in any enterprise search efforts.</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Why do employees use Shadow IT?</strong></h3> <p>Reducing the levels of Shadow IT isn’t always straightforward. In practical terms, it’s very difficult  to completely prevent an employee using an unapproved application if they  have their mind set on it. IT departments also have little clout to be able to tell employees to stop.</p> <p>The most sensible and sustainable approach is to try and positively influence employee behaviour so they stop using Shadow IT because they understand the risks and can find an “official” tool in the digital workplace that meets their needs. This is challenging when your workforce is diverse and where you have an organisational culture where employees don’t like being told what to do.</p> <p>To try and work out the best way to positively influence the behaviour of employees we need to understand why employees use Shadow IT.  Typical reasons include:</p> <ul> <li>Employees can’t easily access particular services, content or documents on a mobile device or outside the company network, so they resort to alternative approaches.</li> <li>Employees can’t access tools to collaborate easily with team members or externally outside the company.</li> <li>Processes to install an application take too long or are too complex and it’s easier for employees to act themselves.</li> <li>Individuals or teams are particularly keen on using a specific application, but it is not offered by the company.</li> <li>Employees want to try or use a new application or type of application to meet an emerging need, but it is not yet part of an official digital workplace.</li> <li>People are simply not aware that use of application is not allowed or discouraged.</li> <li>Employees needed to get something done urgently and the best resolution of the task was through using an application or service not offered by the digital workplace.</li> <li>Local offices or recently acquired companies use legacy or different systems where the extent of central IT governance is unclear.</li> <li>The use experience of the ‘official’ digital experience is so poor -such as slow loading pages or confusing interfaces – they use alternative solutions.</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Why a strong digital workplace is the best approach to tackle Shadow IT</strong></h3> <p>Employees predominantly turn to Shadow IT when the existing digital workplace doesn’t offer them a better or more viable alternative, or they are not aware that it does.  Therefore, the best approach to tackling shadow IT is to offer a compelling digital workplace wrapped around a strong employee experience, that provides the tools that allows users to:</p> <ul> <li>Get things done easily and quickly.</li> <li>Find what they need.</li> <li>Communicate and collaborate with employees and even externally.</li> <li>Work at any time, from anywhere and from any device.</li> <li>Meet emerging needs.</li> </ul> <p>A great digital workplace not only reduces the need for employees to use alternative solutions but also provides a solid reason for why employees <em>shouldn’t </em>be using a particular tool. It’s very difficult to tell an employee not to use an application if there isn’t a viable alternative provided.</p> <p><img src="https://www.wizdom-intranet.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/reduce-shadow-it-blog-internal-image.png" /></p> <h3><strong>Approaches to consider</strong></h3> <p>If you are setting up a digital workplace, and one of it’s aims it to reduce Shadow IT, here are some approaches to consider:</p> <p><strong><em>Establish robust and clear governance</em></strong></p> <p>At the centre of a successful digital workplace is <a href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/how-intranet-and-digital-workplace-governance-is-hard-baked-into-wizdom/">robust governance</a>. Having clear rules about what IT is authorised and why, is essential for tackling Shadow IT. If there isn’t clarity about what is unauthorised it is very difficult to tackle the problem.  Governance is a huge topic in itself and covers various different factors such as data security, GDPR, branding, compatibility, value, cost, ability to provide effective support and more.</p> <p>Based on your governance structure then appropriate measures need to be put in place, for example locking down some tools and making others available. At the same time robust governance also needs to not be so stringent that it limits employee’s abilities to be perform their role, be creative or innovate.</p> <p><strong><em>Drive adoption of particular tools with guidance and support</em></strong></p> <p>Reducing Shadow IT is all about driving adoption of preferred, official tools. There are many ways to do this including providing guidance and support, particularly through peers and champions networks, but also encouraging and highlighting use through integration with your intranet. This is a successful approach we often see with our Wizdom customers who wish to encourage use of Office 365 tools.</p> <p><strong><em>Drive awareness of cyber risks</em></strong></p> <p>Employees need to be aware of the risks of Shadow IT. Looking at the very real threat of cyber security risks and how unauthorised applications and associated user behaviour (such as poor password management) contribute to these risks is a good starting point. Get a member of your senior management team involved to emphasise the importance of your message.</p> <p><strong><em>Give people choice of tools</em></strong></p> <p>People like to work in different ways and use a range of applications. They also have different needs where the capabilities of one tool might suit one use case, but not be so good for another. Giving people some choice over the tools they use means you can satisfy both need and preferences of users. In the digital workplace one solution does definitely not fit all.</p> <p><strong><em>Keep an eye on emerging tech and emerging needs</em></strong></p> <p>Organisations and digital workplaces are in a state of constant flux. Keeping an eye on the emerging tech which could be used in your organisation, as well as the emerging needs which might need a solution to be in place, can help to reduce Shadow IT.</p> <p><strong><em>Work with innovators and early adopters</em></strong></p> <p>There are groups of people who love to try out new tech and innovate. By actually engaging with this group and encouraging them to experiment with technology, you can help to satisfy their desire to play with the latest cool applications in a less risky way.  If you’re keeping an eye on emerging tech then you can use your innovators to help define the pipeline of apps which you need to introduce into your digital workplace.</p> <h3><strong>Reduce the need for Shadow IT!</strong></h3> <p>Shadow IT is risk for all organisations, but it is best tackled by providing a strong digital workplace and toolset. If employees have a strong experience of workplace technology and can achieve all they need to do they are far less likely to turn to alternative solutions. Digital workplace teams can then build upon this to highlight the risks of using other systems and drive awareness of using the right tools.  You can also use some of the other approaches mentioned in this article to reduce your risks.</p> <h3><strong>Do you have questions on how Wizdom can help you reduce shadow IT?</strong></h3> <p>You are welcome to request a product demo, where one of our digital workplace specialists can give you an in depth run down on the Wizdom solution.</p> <p><a href="https://contentformula.com/sharepoint-portal-intranet-in-a-box?id=book" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img src="https://www.wizdom-intranet.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/product-demo-cta-own-website-grey.png" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The original article was published <a href="https://www.wizdom-intranet.com/how-a-great-digital-workplace-helps-reduce-shadow-it/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/how-a-great-digital-workplace-helps-reduce-shadow-it/">How a great digital workplace helps reduce Shadow IT</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> Digital workplace Intranet Wizdom Intranet Pioneer will be going, going, gone…soon! https://intranet-pioneer.com/2019/06/18/intranet-pioneer-will-be-going-going-gone-soon/ Mark Morrell Intranet Pioneer urn:uuid:b1fecb3e-775d-0945-63fa-aa67ea908d2b Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:50:22 +0200 Just a quick reminder that there are only a few more days before this site and its digital content disappears into&#8230;.I don&#8217;t know where (ideas anyone?), maybe some digital vortex.  Please make sure you access , download, whatever, any content &#8230; <a href="https://intranet-pioneer.com/2019/06/18/intranet-pioneer-will-be-going-going-gone-soon/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a> <p>Just a quick reminder that there are only a few more days before this site and its digital content disappears into&#8230;.I don&#8217;t know where (ideas anyone?), maybe some digital vortex.  Please make sure you access , download, whatever, any content that will help you before then.</p> <p>I will be moving on to pastures new that are away from intranets in future!  It&#8217;s been a wonderful few years as Intranet Pioneer!  My thanks to everyone I have met at conferences, had the privilege to work with, readers of my book and blog posts or connected with on social media.</p> <p>Good luck for the future to you!  (I think we may need it in these troubled times)</p> digital success or digital disaster intranet mark morrell ltd Digital success or digital disaster Mark Morrell Mark Morrell: Intranet Pioneer markmorrell Six key themes from the 2019 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards https://www.steptwo.com.au/papers/six-key-themes-from-the-2019-intranet-and-digital-workplace-awards/ Step Two urn:uuid:846c7555-1558-659b-6195-f0a2cc7abdcc Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:54:39 +0200 <p>The 2019 Awards are showing that intranets are still leading the way, and social is getting into its stride.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/papers/six-key-themes-from-the-2019-intranet-and-digital-workplace-awards/">Six key themes from the 2019 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.steptwo.com.au">Step Two</a>.</p> <p>The  <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/iia/">2019 Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards</a> show that intranets and digital workplaces are still moving forward and changing for the better.</p> <p>Organisations are implementing intranets and digital workplaces that are making a real difference by delivering exceptional digital employee experiences (DEX). These solutions are helping employees, driving efficiencies and supporting organisational strategic goals.</p> <p>This year the awards received 64 entries from 58 organisations across 17 countries, with submissions coming from both well-known large global organisations and very small companies, from a variety of industry sectors. Across the winning entries, there were a number of key themes.</p> <p>Full details including a huge number of screenshots can be found in the <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/products/awards-report/">Intranet &amp; Digital Workplace Showcase</a> report.</p> <p>Here&#8217;s six of the stand-out themes:</p> <h2>1. Intranets are winners</h2> <p><strong>Intranets continue to grow more sophisticated, acting not only as the main channels for communication, but also the gateways into collaboration and other digital services. </strong></p> <p>Organisations are investing in intranets and getting great value. Vendors are investing in developing intranet products and enjoying commercial success. Even Microsoft is working hard to bake basic out-of-the-box intranet features into Office 365.</p> <p>What might be considered to be classic &#8216;intranet&#8217; solutions are delivering an extensive range of capabilities that truly would have blown our socks off just three or four years ago. One of the reasons for the enduring success of the intranet format is a successful evolution. Intranets have been flexible enough to incorporate new features, capabilities and approaches.</p> <p>Award-winning intranets vary greatly, but if there is one common thread it is that they deliver a great digital employee experience (#DEX). At Step Two we define this as the ‘sum total of digital interactions within the work environment.’ An intranet that delivers excellent #DEX has a consistent experience that helps employees get things done in their working day, but also informs and engages.</p> <p>Across wining intranets we see several factors that are increasingly essential for delivering strong #DEX:</p> <ul> <li>highly sophisticated and granular personalisation to ensure relevance</li> <li>well-thought-through integrations with the wider digital ecosystem for efficiency</li> <li>implementations and designs that really are centred on employees, and often driven by their input and extensive research</li> <li>a commitment to excellent content and findability</li> <li>high-performing teams who can exhibit the dexterity and tenacity required to ensure intranet success.</li> </ul> <div id="attachment_26028" style="width: 1450px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-26028" class="size-full wp-image-26028" src="https://www.steptwo.com.au/wp-content/uploads/IA-Homepage_crop.jpg" alt="" width="1440" height="911" srcset="https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/IA-Homepage_crop.jpg 1440w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/IA-Homepage_crop-300x190.jpg 300w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/IA-Homepage_crop-768x486.jpg 768w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/IA-Homepage_crop-1024x648.jpg 1024w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/IA-Homepage_crop-210x133.jpg 210w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/IA-Homepage_crop-400x253.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 1440px) 100vw, 1440px" /><p id="caption-attachment-26028" class="wp-caption-text">BHP&#8217;s new intranet homepage. Screenshot appears courtesy of BHP.</p></div> <h2>2. Integrations are the powerhouse of the digital workplace</h2> <p><strong>Powerful integrations between different applications allow users to view aggregated data, perform transactions and get work done from just one place, without having to visit a multitude of different tools and sources. This drives efficiencies for employees without the need to sign into multiple applications or navigate confusing systems that are only used infrequently. </strong></p> <p>In intranets and digital workplace tools the levels of integration are more extensive, more impressive and more complex than ever before. Intranets and portals are becoming the focal point for the digital workplace, exposing content and data from different sources in one user experience.</p> <p><a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/public-works-authority-ashghal-streamlining-employee-tasks-via-a-portal/">Public Works Authority Ashghal</a> in Qatar aimed to build a portal where employees can complete all tasks from one place. A huge array of integrations powers the intranet, for example allowing users to view all their notifications, reminders and approvals from multiple systems. Integrations with CRM, document management, service desk management, a meetings room application, a correspondence tracking system and more means the portal is a true ‘one stop shop’ for employee tasks and services.</p> <p>At <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/wells-fargo-rolling-out-a-portal-based-on-microservices/">Wells Fargo</a> a new microservices architecture is allowing a range of applications to be easily plugged into the intranet homepage. This has already resulted in a comprehensive notifications tool involving a range of applications, but also the development of a library of micro-apps that can be added to a row on the homepage.</p> <p>Apps have already developed include the ability to view training courses from the company’s learning system, but integrations are also being developed across different lines of business for more specific use cases. The central team has set up a governance process for decentralised app development, meaning targeted integrations will really add value for employees.</p> <p>Some of the most complex integration work has been carried out by law firm <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/shepherd-wedderburn-designing-client-matters-dashboards/">Shepherd and Wedderburn</a> where client and project (matter) data from CRM, financial and other core systems is presented to help lawyers manage their work and to achieve targets. Underpinned by a complex data architecture, the team has also begun to integrate more isolated applications to drive further efficiencies. Law firm <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/faegre-baker-daniels-supporting-successful-work-in-a-law-firm/">Feagre Baker Daniels</a> has also integrated financial system data to present a performance dashboard right into the homepage to keep targets and KPIs front of mind among staff.</p> <div id="attachment_27046" style="width: 1140px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-27046" class="size-full wp-image-27046" src="https://www.steptwo.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Homepage_apps_section.png" alt="" width="1130" height="614" srcset="https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Homepage_apps_section.png 1130w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Homepage_apps_section-300x163.png 300w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Homepage_apps_section-768x417.png 768w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Homepage_apps_section-1024x556.png 1024w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Homepage_apps_section-210x114.png 210w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Homepage_apps_section-400x217.png 400w" sizes="(max-width: 1130px) 100vw, 1130px" /><p id="caption-attachment-27046" class="wp-caption-text">The apps library on the homepage of the Wells Fargo intranet is based on microservices. Screenshot appears courtesy of Wells Fargo.</p></div> <h2>3. Leading intranets are a step ahead of Office 365</h2> <p><strong>Office 365 and SharePoint Online have rapidly become the dominant base technology for intranets. (SharePoint on-premises was already very popular.) But despite the advantages of a cloud-platform and an IT policy of generally ‘buy’ over ‘build’, many leading-edge intranet teams are choosing to customise their intranet or digital workplace to deliver a compelling employee experience wrapped around the way people actually work. </strong></p> <p>Even when intranets are based on SharePoint Online or on-premises, teams at <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/duke-energy-aligning-a-new-intranet-with-company-culture/">Duke Energy</a>, <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/bhp-crafting-an-engaging-custom-global-internet/">BHP</a>, <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/public-works-authority-ashghal-streamlining-employee-tasks-via-a-portal/">Public Works Authority Ashghal</a> and the <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/bank-of-russia-designing-a-modern-intranet-with-great-ux/">Bank of Russia</a>  have chosen to make extensive customisations to the design. enabling integrations and developing a range of their own web parts.</p> <p>Other teams go even further. At <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/wells-fargo-rolling-out-a-portal-based-on-microservices/">Wells Fargo</a> the team decided to get off what they felt was the ‘vendor merry-go-round’ and develop a new suite of homepages based on microservices. While developing this from scratch was felt to be risky, the rewards in improved performance and future possibilities have been clear. One advantage of using microservices is that the intranet is still able to connect to SharePoint as the existing CMS.</p> <p>Another trend among winning intranets is that a surprising amount of the development has been completed in-house. Although Wells Fargo hired some additional staff, the initiative was broadly managed within its IT division.</p> <p>Perhaps the most advanced example of an in-house development is the digital workplace environment of small Polish <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/bank-spoldzielczy-we-wschowie-building-a-customer-digital-ecosystem/">Bank Spoldzielczy we Wschowie</a>. This has been built from the ground up and presents a huge variety of interconnected proprietary applications housed within an intranet environment. This entire ecosystem was built by a team determined not to rely on any outside help. Subsequently the digital workplace is truly built around the way the bank works, with no compromises.</p> <div id="attachment_27047" style="width: 1913px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-27047" class="size-full wp-image-27047" src="https://www.steptwo.com.au/wp-content/uploads/BSWschowa-System_Report.png" alt="" width="1903" height="1173" srcset="https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/BSWschowa-System_Report.png 1903w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/BSWschowa-System_Report-300x185.png 300w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/BSWschowa-System_Report-768x473.png 768w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/BSWschowa-System_Report-1024x631.png 1024w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/BSWschowa-System_Report-210x129.png 210w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/BSWschowa-System_Report-400x247.png 400w" sizes="(max-width: 1903px) 100vw, 1903px" /><p id="caption-attachment-27047" class="wp-caption-text">The daily system report, delivered via the intranet, provides details of Bank Spoldzielczy we Wschowie&#8217;s data centre and all systems used across the bank. Screenshot appears courtesy of Bank Spoldzielczy we Wschowie.</p></div> <h2>4. Digital channels foster a sense of community for the frontline</h2> <p><strong>Internal digital channels must connect frontline staff to an organisation and foster a sense of community. An essential part of the digital employee experience is to drive engagement and encourage connections between individual employees, between employer and staff, and between the front and back offices.</strong></p> <p>Over the years many organisations have been slow to ensure frontline staff have full access to digital channels and services, partly due to logistics and partly due to a management mindset. But leading organisations that concentrate on delivering DEX tailored to frontline staff get excellent results.</p> <p>Seventy percent of employees at global currency exchange provider <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/travelex-creating-a-virtual-community-via-an-intranet/">Travelex</a> are lone workers, often working in small units located in busy airports. The company chose to drive a real sense of community for these staff using its intranet, The Lounge.</p> <p>A series of initiatives has been introduced including adding subtitles to videos, allowing employees to blog extensively, gathering feedback on matters such as a new uniform and encouraging ideas from frontline staff. Content focuses on people and their achievements, with a homepage dominated by pictures of staff. A gamified sales initiative delivered through the intranet has not only produced a remarkable uptick in particular product sales but also been highly engaging.</p> <p>The net impact of all of this is that the intranet is widely regarded as playing a major role in a rise in staff engagement. There is a real sense that The Lounge had made the working day a little less lonely for many employees.</p> <p>Mobile apps are also a popular way to engage frontline staff. At UK transport provider <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/stagecoach-engaging-frontline-workers-via-a-mobile-phone/">Stagecoach</a>, a new mobile employee app is revolutionising communication and processes, driving both efficiency and engagement.</p> <p>The app allows bus drivers across depots to access key operational information, submit various forms, access news, and converse with colleagues in the depot and at head office. It was heartening to see some immediate efficiencies including a reduction in the number of buses leaving the depot late because drivers were no longer wasting time seeking information from noticeboards or supervisors – they can look things up on their smartphones. But there was also a sense of an increase in engagement, with excellent levels of adoption and a feed with interactions both social and service-focused.</p> <p>Other organisations have a different emphasis. <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/duke-energy-aligning-a-new-intranet-with-company-culture/">Duke Energy</a>’s portal homepage is dominated by the ‘Employee Connections’ section where engineers are acknowledged for great work, years of service and thankyous from peers. <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/lloyds-business-group-facilitating-world-class-collaboration/">Lloyds Business Group</a> designed homepages for branch staff leading into their social collaboration platform. <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/nlmk-group-extending-a-social-intranet-to-frontline-staff/">NLMK</a> also uses blogs and communities to connect staff in steel plants with an aim to bridge the gap between office and plant staff. For all these companies, frontline DEX is a priority.</p> <div id="attachment_27048" style="width: 760px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-27048" class="size-full wp-image-27048" src="https://www.steptwo.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Stagecoach_Mobile-Chat_crop.png" alt="" width="750" height="1032" srcset="https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Stagecoach_Mobile-Chat_crop.png 750w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Stagecoach_Mobile-Chat_crop-218x300.png 218w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Stagecoach_Mobile-Chat_crop-744x1024.png 744w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Stagecoach_Mobile-Chat_crop-210x289.png 210w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Stagecoach_Mobile-Chat_crop-400x550.png 400w" sizes="(max-width: 750px) 100vw, 750px" /><p id="caption-attachment-27048" class="wp-caption-text">Mobile chat on Stagecoach&#8217;s employee app. Screenshot appears courtesy of Stagecoach.</p></div> <h2>5. Stewardship unlocks collaboration and knowledge sharing</h2> <p><strong>Effective collaboration and knowledge sharing with high levels of adoption and doesn’t just happen on its own – it takes sustained effort and stewardship from dedicated central resources. </strong></p> <p>Collaboration teams and knowledge management (KM) functions provide channels, tools, support, guidance and change interventions to embed collaborative behaviours in the everyday flow of work. Without their leadership, good adoption and value from collaboration and knowledge tools is simply less likely to happen.</p> <p>KM functions provide that vital stewardship to encourage sustainable knowledge-sharing. At <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/domodedovo-moscow-airport-managing-knowledge-through-the-intranet/">Domodedovo Moscow Airport</a> the KM function has helped to drive good adoption of a social intranet but also introduced a number of high-value knowledge formats including an organisational wiki and structured approaches to expertise.</p> <p>With an additional in-house consulting service which helps subject matter experts to package up and promote their knowledge, and a media analytical service, the KM function is simultaneously providing an innovative knowledge service and driving a knowledge-sharing culture.</p> <p>At <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/lloyds-business-group-facilitating-world-class-collaboration/">Lloyds Business Group</a>, a mature collaboration platform called Hive, based on Jive software, has excellent levels of adoption and has become an essential part of everyday work, for example becoming the go-to place to ask questions to colleagues.</p> <p>This has been achieved by the actions of the central team, initially focusing on an onboarding process that prioritised valuable use cases to stimulate more sustainable adoption, and then continuing with imaginative initiatives such as a ‘Hoscars’ awards celebrating success stories. A range of other change programs are also stimulating collaborative and agile behaviours, helping to drive the long-term transformation of the bank.</p> <div id="attachment_26038" style="width: 1067px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-26038" class="size-full wp-image-26038" src="https://www.steptwo.com.au/wp-content/uploads/11.jpg" alt="" width="1057" height="1062" srcset="https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/11.jpg 1057w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/11-150x150.jpg 150w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/11-300x300.jpg 300w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/11-768x772.jpg 768w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/11-1019x1024.jpg 1019w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/11-210x211.jpg 210w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/11-400x402.jpg 400w, https://3oohwq3ybklb1b1ri41mvgfo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/11-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 1057px) 100vw, 1057px" /><p id="caption-attachment-26038" class="wp-caption-text">The homepage of Hive, Lloyd Banking Group&#8217;s social collaboration platform. Screenshot appears courtesy of Lloyds Banking Group.</p></div> <h2>6. Designing for employees has parity with customer experience</h2> <p><strong>The quality of design work in the intranet and digital workplace space has been as strong as external, consumer-facing channels for a while now. Taking inspiration from website and social media trends, design for the employee experience is increasingly regarded as important as design for the customer experience. </strong></p> <p>To enable high quality design work and a consistency of experience, digital workplace teams are increasingly working from the same style guidelines across the entire digital workplace, and even across internal and external channels too.</p> <p>At the <a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/bank-of-russia-designing-a-modern-intranet-with-great-ux/">Bank of Russia</a>, an ambitious intranet team sought to deliver a modern intranet and a beautiful user experience that would appeal to a multi-generational, dispersed workforce in an organisation with a traditional culture and high security requirements. The team ended up succeeding, delivering a very attractive range of templates and web parts that include many social elements.</p> <p>The design has proved to be a huge success. Indeed, a design guide has been created to guide future digital workplace projects and is now being actively used in order to create the same high quality user experience across multiple channels.</p> <p><a href="https://www.steptwo.com.au/award-winner/duke-energy-aligning-a-new-intranet-with-company-culture/">Duke Energy</a> wanted to Steve Bynghall Agile Poker for Jira – evaluation tools for agile teams https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/17/agile-poker-for-jira-evaluation-tools-for-agile-teams/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:bee6a716-420b-2e17-7427-3a1f866e11ca Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:01:09 +0200 <p>You can use a variety of different methods and tools to support you as you plan for your team. Some of them integrate playful elements into the process (gamification) and want to promote productive exchanges from within the team. In this webinar with Jacek Wizmur-Szymczak and Pawel Mazur from Spartez, we stepped through and discussed Agile Poker for Jira. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/17/agile-poker-for-jira-evaluation-tools-for-agile-teams/">Agile Poker for Jira &#8211; evaluation tools for agile teams</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> <h5>Evaluating functionality is complex work</h5> <div> <p>Your team needs to be able to effectively plan the implementation of their work and your processes. In order to do this, first you have to estimate the scope of your individual tasks, and then your team has to work as efficiently as possible. Self-organized Scrum teams are not immune , because there are always customers, stakeholders and/or managers who want to know in advance what a feature will cost and how much time and effort it will take.</p> <p>Having said that, in the world of modern software development, making accurate cost estimates is no cakewalk.  You have a complex and ever-growing code base, you have to research and integrate new technologies, and you've got diverse processes and teams which have to work in sync in order to deliver high quality features.</p> <h5>Evaluate and plan where you also have your backlog</h5> <p>You can use a variety of different methods and tools to support you as you plan for your team. Some of them integrate playful elements into the process (gamification) and want to promote productive exchanges from within the team. Two such proven methods are <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2014/01/30/agiles-schaetzen-im-team-verfahren-in-der-agilen-software-entwicklung-joachim-seibert-schreibt-in-objektspektrum/">Planning Poker and the Estimation Game</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/agile-poker-jira-logo.png"><img data-attachment-id="6054" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/17/agile-poker-for-jira-evaluation-tools-for-agile-teams/agile-poker-jira-logo/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/agile-poker-jira-logo.png" data-orig-size="144,144" 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="agile-poker-jira-logo" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/agile-poker-jira-logo.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/agile-poker-jira-logo.png" class="alignright wp-image-6054 size-full" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/agile-poker-jira-logo.png" alt="" width="144" height="144" /></a>Keeping this in mind, it would be practical if such methods could be integrated directly into <a href="https://start.seibert-media.net/atlassian-jira/">Jira</a>. After all, this is the place where teams maintain their backlogs, work through their sprints, and track their work. <a href="https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/700473/agile-poker-estimation-tool-for-jira?hosting=server&amp;tab=overview">Agile Poker for Jira</a> is an app that delivers just that.</p> <h5>Agile Poker for Jira: Webinar and demonstration</h5> <p>In this webinar with Jacek Wizmur-Szymczak and Pawel Mazur from <a href="https://spartez.com/">Spartez</a>, we stepped through and discussed Agile Poker for Jira. What methodological elements does the tool use? Which functions should support agile teams providing an effective assessment process? What are the advantages of a digital solution in Jira compared to in-person appraisal meetings? We answered these questions and more in this one-hour live session, which you can watch here:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><iframe class='youtube-player' type='text/html' width='474' height='267' src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/if9x-V1WpZc?version=3&#038;rel=1&#038;fs=1&#038;autohide=2&#038;showsearch=0&#038;showinfo=1&#038;iv_load_policy=1&#038;wmode=transparent' allowfullscreen='true' style='border:0;'></iframe></p> <h5>Your partner for all apps on the Atlassian Marketplace</h5> <p>Want to know more about Agile Poker for Jira? We are a proud Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner and therefore your experienced and professional partner for all official third party apps from the Atlassian Marketplace. Our services include consulting, licensing, implementation and custom solutions. <a href="https://www.seibert-media.com/en/contact.html">Contact us today</a>!</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.net/blog/2019/02/06/agile-poker-for-jira-beschaetzungsverfahren-fuer-agile-teams/"><em>Lesen Sie diesen Seite auf Deutsch</em></a></p> <h5>Further information</h5> <p><a href="https://seibert.biz/atlassianusecases">Our app library for Jira organized by use cases</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/02/15/scrum-meetings-goals-team-activities-customer-benefits/">Scrum meetings: Goals, team activities, and customer benefits</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2017/10/05/differences-scrum-agile/">The differences between Scrum and Agile</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/17/agile-poker-for-jira-evaluation-tools-for-agile-teams/">Agile Poker for Jira &#8211; evaluation tools for agile teams</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 Apps Intranets Technologies Work Techniques agile agile organizations apps company communication gamification intranets Jira project management software development webinars Martin Seibert Positive intranet governance https://www.clearbox.co.uk/positive-intranet-governance/ ClearBox Consulting urn:uuid:1890c36d-ab3f-e0d8-c169-c6f9378c32ab Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:37:25 +0200 Avoid creating a massive tome of 'shall not' decrees for publishers and instead provide positive examples and room to play. <p>When supporting intranet publishers, avoid creating a massive tome of <em>&#8216;shall not&#8217; </em>decrees and instead provide positive examples and room to play.</p> <p>Take a look at the <strong><a href="http://igloosoftware.lookbookhq.com/cmad2019/5-quick-projects-to--6">fourth video</a></strong> (3 minutes), produced by Igloo Software, which may need you to register, taken from a recent webinar I led for them. Browse this <a href="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/tag/mini-project/">series of intranet mini-projects</a>, or read on to see how to help your publishers feel confident and competent. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image"><a href="http://igloosoftware.lookbookhq.com/cmad2019/5-quick-projects-to--6"><img src="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/tip-4-flip-governance-to-the-positives.jpg" alt="Video Tip 4: Flip governance to the positves." class="wp-image-9567" srcset="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/tip-4-flip-governance-to-the-positives.jpg 900w, https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/tip-4-flip-governance-to-the-positives-300x155.jpg 300w, https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/tip-4-flip-governance-to-the-positives-768x397.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 900px) 100vw, 900px" /></a><figcaption>Video: Flip governance to the positives.</figcaption></figure> <p>When I was an intranet manager I had quite a strong sense of what a good intranet should be like, I was really keen everything was high quality and just right. I ended up feeling a little bit like a vigilante enforcer, telling people <em>‘no you can&#8217;t use that font’</em> and <em>‘no you can&#8217;t use that image’</em>, and <em>‘no you’ve got to stop that’</em>.</p> <p>It&#8217;s exhausting. Not only that, you end up trying to document all the things people can&#8217;t do. You end up with a behemoth of a governance document that’s perceived as a party killer. And nobody reads it anyway.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image"><img src="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/party-governance-medium.png" alt="" class="wp-image-10092" srcset="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/party-governance-medium.png 785w, https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/party-governance-medium-300x243.png 300w, https://www.clearbox.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/party-governance-medium-768x621.png 768w" sizes="(max-width: 785px) 100vw, 785px" /></figure> <p>Flipping <a href="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/five-levers-of-governance-for-your-digital-workplace/">governance</a> around to the positives can really help enable people to do more on the intranet.</p> <p>To avoid a negative, bloated governance document, try these two ideas.</p> <h2>Create a showcase site</h2> <p>Create a mock-up site with great content, appropriate widgets, and perfect navigation. Show what looks good, and works well. People don’t create bad layouts out of malice, but because they haven’t seen it done better. Share the showcase site with new site owners and publishers and have the link ready when talking with existing site owners.</p> <h2>Create a sandbox site</h2> <p>A complementary idea is to give site owners and content publishers a sandbox site to play in. Often, those responsible for looking after a set of pages on the intranet are not experienced communicators, and may only have had perfunctory ‘button pressing’ training on the intranet. </p> <p>[Related article – <a href="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/why-play-is-important-for-digital-literacy/">Why play is important in digital literacy</a>]</p> <p>Some may feel acutely aware that whatever they do is going to be visible to the whole organisation, and their managers. They may also feel that doing nothing is better than being responsible for an update that someone doesn’t like. </p> <p>We need to give publishers a sense of permission and authority over their parts of the intranet; they should feel confident that they won’t break anything. By providing a sandbox site (and the required time…) to play with content and the CMS (content management system) you’ll allow people to try out the layout and formatting tools in a safe space.</p> <p style="background-color:#f0f9ff" class="has-background">Take a look at our <a href="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/tag/content-quality/">series on writing for the intranet</a>, download our <a href="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/portfolio-item/creating-intranet-content/">free ‘Creating intranet content’ guide</a>, and consider our <a href="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/writing-for-your-intranet/">’Writing for your intranet’ in-house training workshop</a>. <br><br>This is the fourth topic in a <a href="https://www.clearbox.co.uk/tag/mini-project/">five-part series of intranet mini-projects</a> you can repeatably perform to improve your intranet and employee experience.</p> Adoption Governance Intranets mini-project Sam Marshall Straightforward onboarding of new employees in Confluence with Courses and Quizzes – LMS app https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/13/straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-with-courses-and-quizzes-lms-app/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:6b84190b-35d2-8fd0-5e9b-a2c1db4de331 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:44:13 +0200 <p>Confluence is where teams work on their projects, share and review content, and store knowledge assets. Have you ever thought of using Confluence for onboarding as well? Well, this is possible. You can use Confluence’s native features to set this up or extend your system with the Courses and Quizzes - LMS app to create a potent onboarding process by using its courses.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/13/straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-with-courses-and-quizzes-lms-app/">Straightforward onboarding of new employees in Confluence with Courses and Quizzes &#8211; LMS app</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><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image7.png"><img data-attachment-id="6009" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/13/straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-with-courses-and-quizzes-lms-app/image7/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image7.png" data-orig-size="1000,667" 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="image7" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image7.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image7.png" class="alignright wp-image-6009" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image7.png" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></a>New people bring fresh air to a team – with their novel ideas, individual experiences and unique set of skills. We hope they will measure up to our expectations by giving one hundred and ten percent at their new job and delivering outstanding results.</p> <p>The first few weeks at a new workplace is the time when a new hire explores new waters – learns about a project, their role and tasks, how things work, and meets new colleagues. Onboarding is an exciting and challenging period that demands a lot of focus and learning.</p> <p>It is also a window of opportunity to maximize future productivity. The better understanding of processes, job expectations and dos and don'ts a person gets early on, and the sooner they fill the gaps in knowledge and skills required for a job; the greater the outcomes and the shorter time-to-high-performance will be. So, a thorough, insightful and engaging onboarding process greatly contributes to setting new employees up for success.</p> <p><a href="https://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence">Confluence</a> is where teams work on their projects, share and review content, and store knowledge assets. Have you ever thought of using Confluence for onboarding as well? Well, this is possible. You can use <a href="https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Marketplace-Apps-articles/Organize-onboarding-and-orientation-of-new-employees-in/ba-p/1018050">Confluence’s native features</a> to set this up or extend your system with the <a href="https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1214110/courses-and-quizzes-lms-for-confluence?hosting=server&amp;tab=overview&amp;utm_source=seibert-media&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=quizzes-traffic-sources&amp;utm_content=straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-top">Courses and Quizzes - LMS app</a> to create a potent onboarding process by using its courses.</p> <h2>Create an onboarding course</h2> <p>Onboarding can be easier, better organized and fun when you use courses:</p> <ul> <li>You can create onboarding courses tailored for each job role and reuse them time and again.</li> <li>A new hire becomes more independent following this process – moving at their own speed, not waiting for others to make time to tell them things, plus they are able to go back and review what they have learnt.</li> <li>Videos, slides and images included in a course make onboarding more illustrative and appealing.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Courses and Quizzes - LMS</strong> lets you create and manage courses in Confluence with no fuss.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image4.png"><img data-attachment-id="6010" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/13/straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-with-courses-and-quizzes-lms-app/image4-2/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image4.png" data-orig-size="1972,902" 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="image4" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image4.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image4.png" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6010" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image4.png" alt="" width="1972" height="902" /></a></p> <p>Using modules, you can easily create structured content for reading and learning, as well as add quizzes to check the level of understanding. What's great is that it is possible to include assets that you already have in Confluence – e.g. a page with best practices, a related blog post, policies, a workflow description. Just add a page with that content as a module and a new hire will benefit from the valuable knowledge that your team had already shared.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image3.png"><img data-attachment-id="6011" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/13/straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-with-courses-and-quizzes-lms-app/image3-2/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image3.png" data-orig-size="1972,902" 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="image3" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image3.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image3.png" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6011" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image3.png" alt="" width="1972" height="902" /></a></p> <p>Modules with videos, images, diagrams, slides, PDF files and nicely formatted text will make onboarding captivating and help new hires digest massive amounts of information more easily.</p> <h2>Enroll newcomers</h2> <p>With onboarding courses set up for each job role, you have everything ready to welcome a new person and walk them through all the needed aspects of their job and work life. You just need to enroll the newbie to a related course or add a course to the Learning page (learning hub) and direct the employee there.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image2.png"><img data-attachment-id="6012" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/13/straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-with-courses-and-quizzes-lms-app/image2-3/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image2.png" data-orig-size="1972,902" 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="image2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image2.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image2.png" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6012" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image2.png" alt="" width="1972" height="902" /></a></p> <h2>Easy-to-follow onboarding</h2> <p>After enrollment, a new hire will get a notification with their unique course link. Going through all the information you prepared, they can seamlessly move from one section to another, revisit previous modules to better absorb the information and ideas explained within it, leave and come back to the same module at any time.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image1.png"><img data-attachment-id="6013" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/13/straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-with-courses-and-quizzes-lms-app/image1-2/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image1.png" data-orig-size="1999,934" 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="image1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image1.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image1.png" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6013" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image1.png" alt="" width="1999" height="934" /></a></p> <h2>Track progress and results</h2> <p>Managers and team leads can monitor where each new hire is in their onboarding process and how much time they spent on each course. Additionally, reports allow you to see quiz results and answers given by each person, which lets you check where they had mistakes so you can pay some extra attention to those issues later on.</p> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image6.png"><img data-attachment-id="6014" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/13/straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-with-courses-and-quizzes-lms-app/image6/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image6.png" data-orig-size="1999,938" 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="image6" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image6.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image6.png" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6014" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image6.png" alt="" width="1999" height="938" /></a></p> <h2>Make an amazing onboarding process in Confluence</h2> <p>Why not rethink your onboarding process and take advantage of having it in Confluence – the same system that a new employee will afterwards work in. After all, it’s the application where you have captured so much knowledge and content which is ideal for orientation and onboarding.</p> <p><a href="https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1214110/courses-and-quizzes-lms-for-confluence?hosting=server&amp;tab=overview&amp;utm_source=seibert-media&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=quizzes-traffic-sources&amp;utm_content=straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-end">Try the Courses and Quizzes - LMS app for Confluence for free</a></p> <h3><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image5.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="6015" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/13/straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-with-courses-and-quizzes-lms-app/image5-2/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image5.jpg" data-orig-size="207,266" 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="image5" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image5.jpg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image5.jpg" class="alignright wp-image-6015" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/image5.jpg" alt="" width="125" height="160" /></a>About the author</h3> <p>Katerina Kolina is a product owner at <a href="https://stiltsoft.com">StiltSoft</a> dealing with a wide range of activities including marketing, project management, and technical writing. She is passionate about everything related to the Courses and Quizzes - LMS app and improving the onboarding process.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/13/straightforward-onboarding-of-new-employees-in-confluence-with-courses-and-quizzes-lms-app/">Straightforward onboarding of new employees in Confluence with Courses and Quizzes &#8211; LMS app</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 Intranets Web Technologies Work Techniques Atlassian Confluence onboarding Katerina Kolina Seven ways organizations can prepare for Digital Workplace 2030 https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/06/12/seven-ways-organizations-can-prepare-for-digital-workplace-2030/ Expert blog – Digital Workplace Group urn:uuid:5a1e0498-4a5d-b460-746c-3960558057c6 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:12:38 +0200 <p>Back in April 2018, we set the scene for an exploration of the future digital world of work,<span class="more"> <a href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/06/12/seven-ways-organizations-can-prepare-for-digital-workplace-2030/" title="Read Seven ways organizations can prepare for Digital Workplace 2030">(more...)</a> </span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/06/12/seven-ways-organizations-can-prepare-for-digital-workplace-2030/">Seven ways organizations can prepare for Digital Workplace 2030</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com">Digital Workplace Group</a>.</p> Digital workplace Expert blog Featured DWG Build that wall! – Flextime, home office and really “clocking out” https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/11/build-that-wall-flextime-home-office-and-really-clocking-out/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:a8809b0f-8262-be6f-2dfa-c9d91c6eee98 Tue, 11 Jun 2019 19:00:39 +0200 <p>Modern-day working offers many options when it comes to where and how employees work. While flextime and home office certainly have their advantages, they can also present several challenges for employees. Here one of our remote employees at //SEIBERT/MEDIA shares some experiences and tips.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/11/build-that-wall-flextime-home-office-and-really-clocking-out/">Build that wall! – Flextime, home office and really &#8220;clocking out&#8221;</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>In my previous life, I completed a traineeship as an offset printer. With just ten staff members, the company was a handicraft business with traditional work patterns. And that included the working hours: We started at 7am, had our morning snack at 9am, took our lunch break at noon, and then clocked out at 4.15pm.</p> <p>This structure certainly has its appeal: You left the shop at 4.15pm, and your working day was over. Finished. On the other hand, these working times weren't so helpful if you had an appointment the doctor's or the car garage, whose opening times were often precisely the same as your working times. In the worst case, you had no other choice but to take a vacation day.</p> <p>Options such as flextime and home office make it much easier to attend such appointments. But this leads to another question: When is the working day actually over? When you've done eight hours of work? When you get tired in the evening? When you've finished the task at hand? Well, that probably won't always happen at 4.15pm.</p> <p>As one of the <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/09/13/my-remote-sprint-part-one/">remote employees at //SEIBERT/MEDIA</a>, who mostly work from home, I want to share some experiences and tips with you here.</p> <h3>Finding structure</h3> <div id="attachment_63310" class="wp-caption alignright" style="width: 381px;"> <div id="attachment_5980" style="width: 391px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/architektur-gebaude-hafen-916480-1.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="5980" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/11/build-that-wall-flextime-home-office-and-really-clocking-out/architektur-gebaude-hafen-916480-2/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/architektur-gebaude-hafen-916480-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" 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="architektur-gebaude-hafen-916480" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/architektur-gebaude-hafen-916480-1.jpg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/architektur-gebaude-hafen-916480-1.jpg" class="wp-image-5980" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/architektur-gebaude-hafen-916480-1.jpg" alt="" width="381" height="253" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Image by <a href="https://www.pexels.com/de-de/foto/architektur-draussen-gebaude-hafen-916480">carmela dinardo</a> with Pexels license</p></div> <p class="wp-caption-text"> </div> <p>In many regards, flextime is a wonderful thing, but it does require a large portion of self-discipline. This is something that wasn't necessary to the same degree for the "normal" 9-to-5 I had during my traineeship.</p> <p>The concept of "set" working hours helps me to separate my working and private lives more effectively. On the one hand, this means that I don't have to worry so much about clocking enough hours, on the other hand, I don't have to decide each day anew when I'm going to get up the next day and when I'm going to clock off for the evening. The arrangement we have made within our team to stick to "core working hours," to make it easier to organize meetings, for example, takes a similar approach.</p> <p>Of course, having children means that your day is subject to a specific routine: They have to go to kindergarten or school and have plenty of other fixed dates that you need to stick to.</p> <p>The routine around my working hours makes it easier for my family to know, when I'm busy and when they won't disturb me while working.</p> <h3>Breaking free</h3> <div id="attachment_63311" class="wp-caption alignleft" style="width: 322px;"> <div id="attachment_5981" style="width: 332px" class="wp-caption alignleft"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/abbildung-artsy-design-36759.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="5981" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/11/build-that-wall-flextime-home-office-and-really-clocking-out/abbildung-artsy-design-36759/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/abbildung-artsy-design-36759.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,960" 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="abbildung-artsy-design-36759" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/abbildung-artsy-design-36759.jpg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/abbildung-artsy-design-36759.jpg" class="wp-image-5981" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/abbildung-artsy-design-36759.jpg" alt="" width="322" height="241" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Image from <a href="https://www.pexels.com/de-de/foto/kunst-graffiti-mauer-fahrzeug-36759/">Pixabay</a> with a CC0 license</p></div> </div> <p>In addition to the physical aspect of clocking off by leaving the office or turning off your computer, there's also the aspect of switching off psychologically. But the two don't necessarily always happen at the same time.</p> <p>It is usually easier to switch off after work in a craftsman's trade, as they are often more physical. As a developer, I mostly work with my head so some problems don't go away after I physically clock out. Especially since the physical distance from work is not very far; my journey home is from my home office to my living room, after all.</p> <p>As such, I find it helpful to go out, play with my kids, cook something for dinner or do some gardening. If I happen to come up with a solution to a work problem in the meantime, I write it down and try it out the next day.</p> <p>However, in my experience, the temptation to "quickly" turn on the laptop during the evening is great. Although this isn't a problem that only affects remote employees, but, in theory, anyone who can access and read work content on their private devices (laptop, tablet, smartphone). This constant availability of information sometimes makes it difficult for me to switch off in the evenings.</p> <h3>My home is my castle</h3> <div id="attachment_63312" class="wp-caption alignright" style="width: 370px;"> <div id="attachment_5982" style="width: 380px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/architecture-bay-building-532860.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="5982" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/11/build-that-wall-flextime-home-office-and-really-clocking-out/architecture-bay-building-532860/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/architecture-bay-building-532860.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,876" 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="architecture-bay-building-532860" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/architecture-bay-building-532860.jpg" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/architecture-bay-building-532860.jpg" class="wp-image-5982" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/architecture-bay-building-532860.jpg" alt="" width="370" height="254" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Image from <a href="https://www.pexels.com/photo/architecture-bay-building-castle-532860/">Pixabay </a>with CC0 license</p></div> <p class="wp-caption-text"> </div> <p>At irregular intervals, I go to a co-working space closeby. Their website says:</p> <blockquote><p>"With coworking, my work stays at work and my home remains my home."</p></blockquote> <p>So it seems as though there must be more people like me who experience a time discrepancy between clocking off physically and mentally.</p> <p>One lunch break, we started talking about this topic and established that having your working and living spaces in two different places helps to also separate them in your mind (whereby "different places" means different locations and not simply two different rooms in the same house).</p> <p>But above all, I simply have to tell myself from time to time that my current task can just wait until the next day and that I'll be sure to produce a better result once I've rested rather than plowing on into the evening after a tiring day. But that, of course, differs from person to person; I'm more of an early bird.</p> <p>So, I find that rituals and a structured daily routine help to draw a clear (as possible) line between my work and private life. And I certainly think it's necessary: After all, when your work-life balance is completely off kilter, both sides suffer. Multitasking is not one of our strengths as humans.</p> <h3>Further information</h3> <p><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/03/11/agile-remote-transition-life-as-a-distributed-employee-in-a-local-scrum-team/">Agile remote transition – life as a distributed employee in a local Scrum team</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/09/03/agile-remote-transition-i-why/">Agile remote transition I: why?</a><br /> <a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2018/09/13/my-remote-sprint-part-one/">My remote sprint – part one</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/11/build-that-wall-flextime-home-office-and-really-clocking-out/">Build that wall! – Flextime, home office and really &#8220;clocking out&#8221;</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 Work Techniques collaboration creative commons distributed teams flextime Home office remote work life balance working hours workplace Paul Pasler 6 award-winning ThoughtFarmer intranets https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/blog/6-award-winning-thoughtfarmer-intranets/ ThoughtFarmer urn:uuid:c93b0361-317d-1395-6ee5-9a79f55b091c Mon, 10 Jun 2019 17:30:29 +0200 We are often asked how organizations can improve their intranet—make it more visually appealing, increase engagement, boost productivity, or enhance&#8230; <p>We are often asked how organizations can improve their intranet—make it more visually appealing, increase engagement, boost productivity, or enhance company culture.</p> <p>While we may have a few ideas, it is our customers who are the real experts.</p> <p>One of the ways we discover just how clever our customers are is through ThoughtFarmer’s Best Intranet Awards competition. Through the categories of design, impact, and innovation, they demonstrate immense creativity in solving organizational challenges using their intranet.</p> <p>We compiled some of the best award-winning ThoughtFarmer intranets into a white paper. These six examples will provide you with enough inspiration to hit the ground running on your own intranet project.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a class="btn btn-primary btn-outline" href="http://engage.thoughtfarmer.com/inspiring-intranet-examples" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="color:#A23D00;">Learn More + Download</a></p> Culture & Engagement Kelly Batke How Wizdom Help & Training portal can make your life as an intranet owner easier https://www.contentformula.com/blog/how-wizdom-help-training-portal-can-make-your-life-as-an-intranet-owner-easier/ Content Formula urn:uuid:dac13f67-13d4-cfd5-bfa4-41eb9e09e7ce Mon, 10 Jun 2019 12:48:33 +0200 <p>Learn about Wizdom inranet Help &#038; Training portal</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/how-wizdom-help-training-portal-can-make-your-life-as-an-intranet-owner-easier/">How Wizdom Help &#038; Training portal can make your life as an intranet owner easier</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> <p>If your work includes being responsible for the intranet in your organization, you most likely are a trained multitasker with a myriad of tasks to look after. Delivering relevant corporate news, communicating internal campaigns, announcing and managing company events, providing proper tools and spaces for collaboration, ensuring compliance, keeping content relevant and up to date, managing digital workflows, offering relevant digital tools and fighting artificial robots. Well maybe not that last point, but you get the picture.</p> <h3>1. Help your editors and administrators understand SharePoint</h3> <p>SharePoint is a world of its own. Working with sites, pages, web parts, and content in SharePoint is something editors need to learn before they are ready to publish content. The Help &amp; Training portal includes a section on this subject that introduces basic principles of SharePoint. Let your intranet editors follow tutorials to learn how to check in and out, create pages, and add and edit web parts. Let administrators dive into subjects like SharePoint search and navigation.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2609" src="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/training-portal_compressed.gif" alt="" width="1200" height="628" /></p> <h3>2. Stay up to date with your SharePoint knowledge</h3> <p>To call SharePoint ever evolving is probably an understatement. Not least with the latest release of SharePoint’s modern experiences there’s a lot of new stuff you need to learn if you’re working with an intranet based on this technology. That’s why we’ve made sure to always provide you guides on how editors and administrators can work with even the newest features of modern SharePoint. Trust us, we use the guides too.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2607" src="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/training-post-feature-image.png" alt="" width="1200" height="627" srcset="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/training-post-feature-image.png 1200w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/training-post-feature-image-300x157.png 300w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/training-post-feature-image-768x401.png 768w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/training-post-feature-image-1024x535.png 1024w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/training-post-feature-image-160x84.png 160w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" /></p> <h3>3. Tutorials to all Wizdom functionality</h3> <p>Wizdom is a rich product that includes over 50 different modules for your intranet. We’ve got everything! Even a module so you can see what your delightful canteen is serving up for lunch. This time around, we actually have a good canteen menu, which sometimes gives us vegetarian dishes and not just boiled cauliflowers. Back to intranets. Each module has its own function and configurations settings. In the Wizdom Help &amp; Training portal you can find tutorials and <a href="https://www.wizdom-intranet.com/release-highlights-video-modern-sharepoint-experiences-2018/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">video guides</a> galore, introducing all the Wizdom modules and how users, editors, and admins can use and configure them for the optimal use on your intranet. And not mess up the entire system. You don’t want to be giving Tom from management access to the internal communications. He might find out all the money you’re spending on social media. Tom is old fashioned and doesn’t believe in modern technology. It’s all about the numbers with him.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2608" src="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Certificate-of-completion.png" alt="" width="1052" height="801" srcset="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Certificate-of-completion.png 1052w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Certificate-of-completion-300x228.png 300w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Certificate-of-completion-768x585.png 768w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Certificate-of-completion-1024x780.png 1024w, https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Certificate-of-completion-160x122.png 160w" sizes="(max-width: 1052px) 100vw, 1052px" /></p> <h3>4. Become Wizdom certified with on-demand training</h3> <p>That’s right, you can be Wizdom certified. Not only will you receive a certificate, you can also add the certification to your LinkedIn profile. Who doesn’t love a certificate. We do! Now for the more interesting stuff. In the portal, you have exclusive access to our online on-demand courses providing intranet content creators, editors, and administrators convenient access to learning. The course material is covered in video as well as text and course participants can choose to complete a test to have a certification to feature internally or, as mentioned, pop it on their LinkedIn profile.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2610" src="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/6-blogs_compressed.gif" alt="" width="1200" height="628" /></p> <h3>5. Get help &amp; tips just for you working with a Wizdom intranet</h3> <p>It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes it does … editors and administrators experiencing issues when working in Wizdom and SharePoint. Modern technology is great, but it doesn’t always work. Glitches, artificial robots taking over the earth, power shortages and messy code just can’t be stopped at times. Often you can find help in the Help &amp; Training portal. Well, not for the robots, but for Wizdom product related queries, obviously. We write articles addressing common issues, helping you to solve them right there.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2611" src="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/5-screen_compressed.gif" alt="" width="1200" height="628" /></p> <h3>6. Keep updated about all new features coming to Wizdom</h3> <p>Every month there is a new release of Wizdom. We like to keep everything fresh and add all the bits suggested by our customers’ and partners. With Wizdom, Christmas comes every month. And with that comes a bunch of new features available for you as an intranet owner. Never miss a thing with our blog posts and videos highlighting what you can now offer users on your intranet.</p> <h3>7. On-demand resources to fully know your intranet platform</h3> <p>It’s all there for you, when you need it, where you need it and especially when you don’t think you need it. With the Help &amp; Training portal, you can find help and inspiration to help you solve issues (not about robots taking over the earth, but we’ve already talked about that )and understand and develop your intranet at your own pace. And it’s all customized to you as the person responsible for the platform and with an intranet based on Wizdom.</p> <p>Feel free to get in <a href="https://contentformula.com/contact#callback" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contact</a> to learn more and see how we can help you optimize and streamline your intranet processes. We’d love to help with fighting the artificial robots and their push for world domination, but we’re a bit too friendly for that and would like to instead, offer them an intranet solution so their world conquering can remain nice and organized.</p> <p>The original article was published <a href="https://www.wizdom-intranet.com/blog/how-wizdom-help-training-portal-can-make-your-life-as-an-intranet-owner-easier/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog/how-wizdom-help-training-portal-can-make-your-life-as-an-intranet-owner-easier/">How Wizdom Help &#038; Training portal can make your life as an intranet owner easier</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.contentformula.com/blog">Content Formula</a>.</p> Digital workplace Intranet Intranet support Wizdom Wizdom Navigating the Gig Mindset Paradox https://www.netjmc.com/navigating-the-gig-mindset-paradox/ NetJMC - JANE McCONNELL urn:uuid:dff9459f-4cc0-3106-8616-2b803c4034a0 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 18:20:36 +0200 My research has identified 8 behaviors that characterize traditional and gig mindsets.   Most organizations strongly enforce the traditional mindset way of doing things through processes, roles and management practices. The gig mindset is rarely encouraged, and sometimes even sanctioned. The paradox is that although the gig mindset and the traditional mindset appear to be opposites, they are actually interdependent and complement each other. They are polarities. It is not a question of &#8220;either or&#8221;, but rather a question of &#8220;both, when&#8221;. Navigating a Paradox with a Moving Target How gig should your organization be? How traditional? When, where and how? The trick is to get the right balance at the right time. The balance itself is a moving target because of the speed of change and shifting circumstances today. I am adapting Barry Johnson&#8217;s model in &#8220;Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems&#8221; to the gig and traditional mindsets.  Using this model in workshop mode helps take emotion and conflict off the table, and leads people to a greater understanding and ability to define actions that work for their circumstances. &#8230; Front Page Organizational Change Strategy & Decision-making Gig Mindset Organizational Design Politics Jane McConnell Chatbots: Why small is beautiful, with Douglas Pamplin https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/06/05/chatbots-why-small-is-beautiful-with-douglas-pamplin/ Expert blog – Digital Workplace Group urn:uuid:f0bfe1da-57a7-d3af-8748-6e30bb29b37f Wed, 05 Jun 2019 11:00:30 +0200 <p>Douglas Pamplin managed the rollout of BNY Mellon’s internal chatbot in July 2017. Since then, they have resolved<span class="more"> <a href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/06/05/chatbots-why-small-is-beautiful-with-douglas-pamplin/" title="Read Chatbots: Why small is beautiful, with Douglas Pamplin">(more...)</a> </span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com/2019/06/05/chatbots-why-small-is-beautiful-with-douglas-pamplin/">Chatbots: Why small is beautiful, with Douglas Pamplin</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://digitalworkplacegroup.com">Digital Workplace Group</a>.</p> Expert blog Featured AI Artificial intelligence Chatbots DWG Time tracking in Jira with Tempo Timesheets: Organize and evaluate the data https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/05/time-tracking-in-jira-with-tempo-timesheets-organize-and-evaluate-the-data/ News, tips & guidance for agile, development, Atlassian Software (JIRA, Confluence, Stash, …) and //SEIBERT/MEDIA urn:uuid:4e2b76b4-4cec-728c-6ac3-1a0a8073acfb Wed, 05 Jun 2019 08:15:25 +0200 <p>In the two previous posts, we discussed how to capture data through various methods, and how we can ensure this data is useful to the organization. Now we’ll look at two core features of Tempo that are used to organize the data you have captured: Tempo Accounts and Tempo Teams.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/05/time-tracking-in-jira-with-tempo-timesheets-organize-and-evaluate-the-data/">Time tracking in Jira with Tempo Timesheets: Organize and evaluate the data</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><i>This is the third and final part of a guest post series written by Maxime Nie from </i><a style="font-style: italic;" href="https://www.tempo.io/">Tempo</a><i>, explaining how you can take advantage of the powerful features of Tempo Timesheets for Jira. The first part was an overview of the features and how you can make time tracking with Tempo Timesheets fit your work style, and the second looked at how you can build the habit of time tracking and customer the information you track with Tempo Timesheets in Jira.</i></p> <h2>Use Tempo Accounts and Tempo Teams together to organize data</h2> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the two previous posts, we discussed how to capture data through various methods, and how we can ensure this data is useful to the organization. Now we’ll look at two core features of Tempo that are used to organize the data you have captured: Tempo Accounts and Tempo Teams.</span></p> <h3>Tempo Accounts</h3> <p>You now have a lot of data being captured at every moment of your working hours. Maybe you want to associate that information with a team or a project. For example , if you would like to know how much time is being spent on specific customers, or see a breakdown for every project - Tempo Accounts would be the easiest way to achieve that result.</p> <p>You should definitely leverage Tempo Accounts as much as possible so that the data captured ends up being useful, organized, and able to provide you with valuable insights.</p> <div id="attachment_5934" style="width: 1568px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Accounts.png"><img data-attachment-id="5934" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/05/time-tracking-in-jira-with-tempo-timesheets-organize-and-evaluate-the-data/tempo-timesheets-accounts/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Accounts.png" data-orig-size="1558,549" 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="Tempo-Timesheets-Accounts" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Accounts.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Accounts.png" class="wp-image-5934 size-full" style="border: 1px solid #000000;" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Accounts.png" alt="" width="1558" height="549" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Tempo Accounts is a core feature of the Tempo Suite and can be found under the Tempo menu (at the top of the page). Accounts lets you create fields (new customers or types of accounts) to later help you segment and organize that data by clients, projects, etc. Note that Tempo Accounts is also used in other Tempo apps (Planner and Budgets).</p></div> <h3>Tempo Teams</h3> <p>To organize data based on teams, Tempo Teams would be the way to go. This is a very powerful way to track the progress of a team (as opposed to an individual) and can help harness insights related to teams (e.g; capacity, time optimization, etc.)</p> <div id="attachment_5935" style="width: 1497px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Teams.png"><img data-attachment-id="5935" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/05/time-tracking-in-jira-with-tempo-timesheets-organize-and-evaluate-the-data/tempo-timesheets-teams/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Teams.png" data-orig-size="1487,418" 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="Tempo-Timesheets-Teams" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Teams.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Teams.png" class="wp-image-5935 size-full" style="border: 1px solid #000000;" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Teams.png" alt="" width="1487" height="418" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Tempo Teams is not only used to organize data. Teams can also help team leads and managers get an overview of how well teams are working together, what’s being worked on, etc. In addition, Tempo Teams includes a timesheets view. This is extremely similar to the “Timesheet” view in “My Work”, but allows people with the right permissions to approve team members' timesheets. This could be used to check that the data captured is accurate.</p></div> <h3>Reports: The place to learn from insights and evaluate ROI</h3> <p>We’ve now seen all of the steps (capturing data in part one and organizing the data in part two) that lead to the reporting stage of Tempo Timesheets. If you've followed the two previous steps correctly, the insights that you'll get out of Tempo Reports will be well worth the effort.</p> <p>Reports work in a similar fashion to pivot table in Microsoft Excel. They segment your information so that this breakdown illustrates your end goal. For example, you can find how much time was billable vs. non-billable for a certain project/customer, or know how much time worked on a project was as overtime. In other words, Tempo Reports is the analytical tool in Tempo Timesheets and will shed light on how your business operations are going.</p> <p>Let’s go back to the example of Ian and his 3D effects company. After implementing the “overtime” field via work attributes, Ian wants to discover how much extra he needs to charge his client. Ian can go through a custom report and easily have the result in less than 5 minutes by grouping and filtering using the appropriate fields. In the end, he will see the total amount of “overtime” for the period of his choice, and the filters/groups that he chose to use. He can use that information to initiate a vital process in his business - invoicing. Because these insights are updated in real-time, reports can also be used to improve the communication and transparency during the operation of a business, and help to foster good relationships with clients.</p> <div style="width: 1610px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><a href="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Reports.png"><img data-attachment-id="5936" data-permalink="https://blog.seibert-media.com/2019/06/05/time-tracking-in-jira-with-tempo-timesheets-organize-and-evaluate-the-data/tempo-timesheets-reports/" data-orig-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Reports.png" data-orig-size="1600,684" 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="Tempo-Timesheets-Reports" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Reports.png" data-large-file="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Reports.png" class="wp-image-5936 size-full" style="border: 1px solid #000000;" src="https://blog.seibert-media.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tempo-Timesheets-Reports.png" alt="" width="1600" height="684" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">You can select a report from the selection of templates (e.g. Team Report, Account Report, Project Report). Alternatively, you can create and save a custom report for later reuse. Similarly to the Timesheet view in My Work, you can filter and group data based on the end result you’re looking for, and specify a time period. You can print or download your report (e.g. PDF, CSV, etc.). Note that you can access Tempo reports through the Tempo menu (at the top of the page).</p></div> <p>Being able to capture the right data in the worklog, and filing that data in Tempo Accounts and Tempo Teams are the two  steps that make Tempo Timesheets extremely useful. You should establish a good foundation of data to ensure that it can provide good and valuable insights. Without this, the report might not portray your data accurately and communicate the story you’re looking for.</p> <h2>Summary</h2> <p>Tempo Timesheets is a productivity app that can provide very powerful insights and drive vital steps in your business (e.g. billing and invoicing). This app can also help optimize the operations of your business (e.g. with resource allocation). We looked at numerous ways the you can get started and build a habit of tracking your time, and discussed some tips to make the adoption of the tool easier. We then looked at two ways you can customize the data you have captured to get more accurate insights and cater to your needs. We also looked at some easy and effective ways to organize the data using Tempo Teams and Tempo Accounts, and how these create an excellent framework for Tempo Reports. Finally, we touched upon some of the benefits of using the app from a user’s perspective (e.g. to optimize time spent and improve productivity), and from an organizational standpoint (e.g. appropriate allocation of resources, real-time state of projects, added layers of transparency, easier communication with clients, etc.)</p> <p>The aim of this series of articles was to give you an introduction to Tempo Timesheets. However, there are many other aspects that we could not deal with here (such as permissions, work attributes, teams, time sheet releases, time sheet planning, accounts, etc.) and numerous use cases that we have not explored (EVM, CAPEX versus OPEX, PPM, etc.) If you would like to learn more about these, take a look at the <a href="https://www.tempo.io/tempo-timesheets-agile-time-tracking-plugin-for-jira?utm_source=Seibert-Media&amp;utm_medium=Partner&amp;utm_campaign=Collabs">Tempo website</a> or simply contact us here at //SEIBERT/MEDIA!</p> <p><em><strong>About the author</strong></em></p> <p>Maxime-Samuel Nie-Rouquette is the Global Partner Marketing Expert at Tempo where he ensures good communication and relation with Tempo Partners and aims to make positive impact through collaborations. In his spare time, you will find him experimenting with diverse styles of cuisines or in the middle of a game of Catan.</p> <h2>Your partner for all Atlassian Marketplace apps</h2> <p>Do you want to learn more about <a href="https://www.tempo.io/tempo-timesheets-agile-time-tracking-plugin-for-jira?utm_source=Seibert-Media&amp;utm_medium=Partner&amp;utm_campaign=Collabs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tempo Timesheets for Jira</a>? As an experienced Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner, we can help you with the official third-party apps available in the Atlassian Marketplace. 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