The term 'digital workplace' has been gathering steam in the last 18 months, driven in large part by the Intranet Benchmarking Forum, the newly created 'Digital workplace forum' and the refinement to the title of Jane McConnell's annual state of nation 'Digital workplace (formerly 'Intranet') trends" survey.
At Step Two Designs, we've been watching, listening and discussing this topic with keen interest. There's no doubt that much of what's talked about within the digital workplace is intranets by another name; indeed you can't have a great digital workplace without a great intranet, the latter is intrinsic to the former. But 'the digital workplace' aims to connect the dots across other topics, and feeds in to the fascinating, evolving and bigger discussions around the future of work and the future of business itself.
In the first of Step Two Designs' inputs on the digital workplace, James discusses three principles which we see as key if this vision is to succeed where others, such as 'knowledge management' and 'intranet 2.0', have failed. This includes providing a concrete vision for staff and focusing on delivering business value as starter points.
Also stay tuned for more on the digital workplace later in the week from Step Two Designs.
• What the digital workplace needs for success by James Robertson / Step Two Designs
• Digital workplace trends 2012 by Jane McConnell / NetJMC
• The digital workplace maturity model by Paul Miller / Digital Workplace Forum