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Leadership

SMART Goals Are Not So Smart

Don’t outsmart yourself again this year. SMART goals promote mediocrity, foster disincentive and impair people's ability to perform their best.

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Digital Workplace

Centralized Computing Power in a Decentralized Work Environment

The new normal of employees working from home has forced IT departments to reassess how dispersed employees can still access key documents and programs.

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Collaboration & Productivity

Striking the Security and Enterprise Collaboration Balancing Act

Organizations need solutions, processes and cultures that foster an ongoing dedication to information security without getting in the way of productivity.

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Digital Workplace

How to Build a Virtual Onboarding Program for Remote Workers

Rethink all your onboarding touch points to effectively welcome your remote workers.

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Leadership

Companies Grapple with the Return to Office Decision

Whatever the choice, embrace the uncertainty to rethink how work is done and communicate, communicate, communicate.

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Collaboration & Productivity

Content Sprawl Happens: How Will You Manage It?

With the growth of Microsoft 365, organizations without a history in information management technology may be experiencing content sprawl for the first time.

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Collaboration & Productivity

5 Microsoft Teams Upgrades That Take It Deeper Into the Workplace

Microsoft's Ignite conference is over and as expected Microsoft continues to make Teams the center of its productivity strategy. Here are the highlights.

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Leadership

Understanding the Foundational Concepts of Organizational Design

The revolution of work has made understanding the core principles of organizational design more important as companies grapple with a hybrid future.

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Employee Experience

Solving Employee Experience Problems With Customer Experience Skills

Whether it’s persona creation, journey mapping, experience design or measurement, CX professionals can fill the gaps in EX strategies.

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Information Management

Business Processes or Analytics: What Comes First?

As business processes increasingly move into the digital realm, developers should focus on broader business goals before rushing to implementation.

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Information Management

Why Digital Workplace Growth Will Push Cloud Spending in Coming Years

While spending on most tech will likely to fall in the coming year, the same cannot be said for cloud computing. In fact, it's expected to grow. Here's why.

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Digital Workplace

Why Resuming Performance Reviews Now Is a Bad Idea

Heightened stress, anxiety and dissatisfaction are part of the daily lives of employees right now. A high-stakes performance review will only make it worse.

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Employee Experience

It's Time to Raise the Bar for Employee Experience

Our focus for employee experience needs to be on improving human connections.

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Information Management

Why Organizations Need to Build Better Data Management Strategies

Data management is moving to the center of the enterprise as dispersed teams and working becomes widespread, resulting in the need for better data strategies.

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Leadership

Two Nonprofits Breaking Down Barriers for Underrepresented Communities in Tech

The technology industry has long had a diversity problem but some nonprofits are doing their part to break down the barriers and create lasting change.

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Digital Workplace

What Would a 'Smart' Digital Workplace Look Like?

Creating a digital workplace is about much more than layering technology into an organization; it's the complex intertwining of employees, IT, HR and more.

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Information Management

The Public Cloud Brings Stormy Weather

In an honest reckoning, most companies will realize that sooner or later the public cloud’s bad outweighs the good for their business.

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Information Management

Microsoft's Underwater Data Center Makes Environmental Strides

Data centers eat huge amounts of power, which creates environmental problems. However, as Microsoft has recently shown, there are solutions.

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Digital Workplace

6 Workplace Lessons from 6 Months of COVID-19

As the pace of digital transformation accelerated, so did the ability of companies to adapt. Here's what looks like it will last.

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Collaboration & Productivity

How to Make Virtual Workshops Better Than Reality

Done right, virtual workshops can be more effective than face to face equivalents.