Tag: sam marshall

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Digital Workplace

Why Shadow IT Is Your Best Friend in the Digital Workplace

Rather than preemptively banning all shadow IT, businesses should see it as a testing grounds and a signal of employee pain points.

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Digital Workplace

The Invisible Components of Digital Workplace Success

Leaders who have successfully implemented digital workplace initiatives all point to the non-technology elements as the critical success factors.

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Collaboration & Productivity

Viva Connections vs. SharePoint: A Primer

Should you boot your SharePoint intranet in favor of Viva Connections? Explore the ins and outs behind this decision.

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Knowledge & Findability

Knowledge Retention in Times of Disruption

We can take steps to get smarter about knowledge retention, as long as we recognize that knowledge is many things, not one.

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Digital Workplace

Do Digital Workplaces Drive Innovation or Efficiency?

Most organizations like to think they are innovative, yet also have a firm focus on the bottom line. Can you pursue both at the same time?

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Collaboration & Productivity

Yammer or Teams? A Tool to Think It Through

Teams and Yammer look like they do the same thing: you post a message to a group and others reply. But the differences go much deeper than that.

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Digital Workplace

Microsoft Viva – Who Is It For?

It's worth asking why Microsoft wants a new umbrella term of Viva, rather than relying on the familiarity of the Microsoft 365 brand?

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Digital Workplace

Intranet Alternatives to SharePoint

An increasing number of companies are choosing to buy an independent intranet even though they already have SharePoint. Why is that?

Sam Marshall Get Reworked Podcast on Digital Transformation

Digital Workplace

Get Reworked Podcast: Sam Marshall on Why You Can't Buy Your Way to Digital Transformation

Make the most of the digital workplace revolution by embracing the period we're in for the opportunity it presents, not the limitations it creates.

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Digital Workplace

The Myth of the Digital Workplace Hub

“I just want one place to go for everything” is a common refrain I hear from employees when discussing their digital workplace.

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Collaboration & Productivity

Employee Apps Emerge to Engage Frontline Workers

A new category of digital workplace tool is emerging: the employee app.

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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.

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Collaboration & Productivity

Do You Still Need to Brand Your Intranet?

Branding still matters for intranets, but many argue that it's features and agility that matter more.

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Collaboration & Productivity

Power Up Microsoft Teams With Third Party Add-Ons

Third-party add-ons are addressing some of the current pain-points for Microsoft Teams, much as they filled in the gaps with SharePoint intranets in the past.

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Digital Workplace

Planning Your Post-Pandemic Digital Workplace

We need to start planning how our digital workplaces should adapt for the long-term, but with so much uncertainty about what's coming next, how can you plan?

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Information Management

What Microservices Bring to the Digital Workplace

Microservices provide a means to integrate multiple employee applications into a single interface, but they aren't necessarily for everyone.

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Learning & Development

Why Play Is Important for Digital Literacy

Classroom training is out of fashion because it takes people away from their desk, but sometimes that's precisely what we need to do.

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Knowledge & Findability

Diagnosing Enterprise Search Failures

How to diagnose and improve search without changing the search engine.