Introducing our 7-point digital engagement framework

Engagement framework coverWhats your organisations best asset and your number one untapped resource?

Its not just your people, its their participation in your organisations success.

Have your engagement figures plateaued in the last couple of years? Is your employee survey providing fewer insights, and becoming an albatross around your neck?

You know more than anyone that surveys and soulless communications wont improve morale or drive your organisation forward, not when there are so many changes happening around each and every employee. If you know the right people are not engaged, then its time to go beyond the comms plan, and consider a joined-up engagement campaign.

Your comms and engagement plan will need to address the end goal, the various audiences, and the channels available, but more than this, you will want to capture peoples hearts and minds so they commit to new actions.

Well-laid communications plans often touch on engagement principles to involve people in tactical changes, but when a strategic shift is needed, its important that people are aligned with the changes or new direction.

Engagement activities vary depending on the capabilities and culture of an organisation but mobile devices, intranets, and ESNs mean that you can deliver powerful engagement campaigns broadly, and with quick results.

Our framework

In this white paper we first explore what we mean by employee engagement and then put forward a 7-point framework for an effective employee engagement campaign delivered using digital tools such as your intranet, Enterprise Social Network (ESN), your digital workplace tools (e.g. Office 365) and of course, email.

Engagement framework

We use the word campaign or programme to signify that activities are designed to support a specific goal within a time bound period. We know employee engagement to be an integral part of an organisations culture, and so we approach engagement campaigns with full awareness of the wider environment.

Download your 7-point engagement framework

A 7-point framework for employee engagement in the digital workplace

Modern organisations are using a number of clever techniques to accelerate internal change and make it stick. This free e-book puts forward a simple and effective 7-point framework to use to deliver change campaigns and programmes.




If you like what you read, then do please get in touch with us we can help your both with strategy, creative, and the technical, especially with SharePoint and Office 365.

SharePoint Saturday and the future of Office 365 Groups

It was an awesome day!

The SharePoint Saturday event (London, 9th July) [hashtag] was really informative, it helped me learn about a lot of unknown stuff regarding SharePoint Online. There were multiple sessions through the day; I mostly chose sessions on future enhancements to SharePoint Online.

My first session was by Hugh Wood; he definitely had a wonderful knowledge of client-side programming. Hugh explained about JavaScript performance improvement and some good practices, especially around improving JavaScript performance for huge numbers of transitions.

Chris O’Brien was brilliant in explaining upcoming SharePoint Online features, there will be some huge features coming our way.

Something I was so happy to hear!

SharePoint App parts are no longer loaded in iframes – its the most awesome news for developers and designers. So App parts render directly in to the SharePoint page; its a change that was released as a new framework called SharePoint framework. Because of these changes, responsive design issues wont happen – wow thats great news isnt it? Were adopting this framework in our intranet development.

New features

Office 365 Groups are the upcoming revolutionary feature in Office 365. Because this group feature is well integrated, ultimately all Office 365 features will be connected through the Office 365 Group feature.

Groups

We know the Office 365 suite of applications, like SharePoint, Yammer, Skype for Business, calendar, mail, Planner and more, but these are all independent; there is no connection between each application. With this improvement, setting up an Office 365 Group automatically creates a shared inbox, calendar, OneNote notebook, and file library.

The benefit is that we can find a team members complete work and progress in one place. Progress monitoring is powered by the Office Graph, and displayed in easy-to-understand graphs. The final output is astoundingly good.

Connectors

In the Group home page, we have a feature called Office 365 Connectors, which offer a great way to get useful information and content into your Office 365 Group. There are over 100 Connectors available, spanning popular applications across productivity, news sources, HR systems, sales, project management, marketing automation, entertainment, eLearning, developer tools, and many more.

Whether you are tracking a Twitter feed, managing a project with Trello, or watching the latest news headlines with Bing, Office 365 Connectors surfaces all the information you care about in the Office 365 Groups shared inbox, so you can easily collaborate with others and interact with the updates as they happen. Powering all this is just a PDL (Public Distribution List) in Azure AD.

So not only do we have much to look forward to for SharePoint, I look forward to the next SharePoint Saturday. You should see where your local event is held.

Win a ticket to Intranet Now!

win_intranet_now_ticketWe are the Platinum Sponsors of the Intranet Now conference (London, 30th September). No other intranet conference has the variety of topics that Intranet Now covers. Take a look at the Intranet Now home page and the agenda.

As platinum sponsor we’ve got a few tickets to give away. For your chance to win a ticket, please send an email to [email protected] telling us what is Simplify (CLUE: you can find a page about it on the main navbar of our website). We’ll run a draw to pick the winner. Please get your entry in by end of July.

If you don’t fancy your chances you can also get a 10% discount on us via our newsletter (and get our free engagement e-book).

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