The Intranetizen team are presenting at the Interaction Intranet conference in London this week — the only 2012 conference program to feature all four of us. In another first, we’ll be live-blogging the entire event on our website. Follow the build up, the conference and the slow wind down right here.
Interaction Intranet Conference LiveBlog
Strive to enable your colleagues to be connected; to bea partof the culture, but balance it out. Sometimes you need together on a plane.
Oops autocorrect failure. That was supposed to say – allow people to give feedback …
When do you know you are pushing collaboration too far? Remember it is not the silver bullet.
Two sessions now and I wanted to be at both. Sorry to say Ikea lost and Michael Sampson won
Now at Tim Walters’ talk on reasons for the failure of social. Great, engaging and useful talk.
CCE uses a 3 column approach to their intranet homepage – communication, collaboration and tasks.
our very own Jon is presenting to a very large crowd on CCE’s iConnect intranet
Great case study session from Arriva – a huge and complex organisation, with large numbers of non-desk-based employees, and working in many languages.
— Nicholas Lethbridge (@nicklethbridge) October 3, 2012
#iic12 Arriva audits their Intranet every 6 weeks with a traffic light system
— Chris Peters-Bond (@chris_pb) October 3, 2012
In the Arriva session, someone’s asked what platforms eh looked at for their intranet before deciding on Interact.
If anyone’s asking the same, take a look at our Vendor Review series: !https://www.intranetizen.com/category/vendor-review/
Arriva had to deal with language barriers, different communication styles, multiple time zones. They needed a comms hub that would work for all languages and styles, where people could share, which was easy to manage… And cheap too.
The holy grail, right?
Into the split sessions now. I’m reporting from the Fleet room on the Arriva case study. Dana’s blogging from the other room, where Jon is presenting on his Coca-Cola iConnect intranet.
Intranet managers need to be a musician that can play many instruments. How true.
We are back! Janus Boye is now up talking about sharing is caring for your intranet
Off to lunch now
Do you have a connected company? Is it moving away from a hierarchical structure?
Let’s not ignore core functions and support but there should be a central point of collective intelligence – available to all employees
Now on to Lee Bryant from Headshift on being inside the social business.
Digital natives expect better experiences – real-time information, not hundreds of docs. Consumerisation of IT is changing expectations.
Sam Marshall recommends we focus on what *really* motivates people at work: Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose.
Gamification only works when it taps into that. No one wants a badge for booking a meeting room.
Sam Marshall up now – Loving the Intranet: rethinking intranet adoption.
Some great tips so far.
I’ve checked off a few boxes in buzzword bingo – but not that many yet!
Now on to Martin White, talking about getting the most of virtual teams.
Started by talking about the Challenger disaster – which, on investigation, was caused in large part by poor virtual working.
Then talked about cultural differences and their impact on virtual team decision-making. He recommends reading mr of the work of Geert Hofstede http://geert-hofstede.com/
Well, we did our ignite presentations. They varied from relaxed and professional (Jon’s), to shambolic (mine), crazy (Dana’s) and funny (Luke’s).
We’ll stick them on Slideshare at some point.
“Content is NOT king. People are king” – this is certainly the case on social intranets.
– The intranet should deliver your core business. For example, managing your tasks, understanding what policies you need to know and which you’ve read.
– An intranet can be an indispensable business tool
Another key message from James: you can’t deliver bad intranets to mobile. People are much less tolerant of bad design and functionality on a mobile device.
James is a great speaker and this is a great showcase of great intranets
Conference kicking off – with a few sore heads following the excellent awards dinner last night. First up is James from Step Two Designs, on Intranets that Delight and Amaze.
“Intranets can’t afford to be useful but ugly. It says ‘hey, this is a thing we don’t care about, and maybe you shouldn’t either”.
Decided against the ‘Run with the Vikings’ in favour of extra sleep and coffee. #newfather
Hotel bar. Spotted Janus, Guy, Martin Risgaard. Intranetizen team gathering soon
At Bristol Parkway station on my way to #iic12
(hastily adds a picture of an elephant for instant conference appeal)
While the conference day isn’t till tomorrow, Interact are holding customer workshops today. Follow the action from there on the #iic12 hashtag on Twitter.
Sounds like we’re missing some strange intranet talk:
Word of the day: Pachyderms #iic12 (courtesy of @AniMangaJK)
— Mark Morton (@PontoonDock) October 2, 2012
Mmm. Attacked by my cat. I’m going to look a picture when presenting on Wednesday.
I’ll just let ThatLondon know…
It wasn’t the *only* thing I thought about. Other topics included the enormous roast dinner I’d have when I finished the race, and my sheer relief at having failed to gain a place in the 2013 London Marathon.
Looking forward to meeting up with so many intranet pros this week – some I’ve met before, and others I haven’t seen since last year.
(5mins a presentation? Seriously… that’s a fast half-marathon)
Me too! I’m going to add the final touches to my deck this evening. I was mentally rehearsing it as I ran the Ealing half marathon yesterday. Anything to take my mind off the pain 🙂
Getting excited for Wednesday!
All night I dreamt about the Interaction conference & our Intranetizen presentation. If dreams do come true ppl are in for a lot of fun.
— Dana Leeson (@danaleeson) September 29, 2012
My presentation requires some audience participation, I hope everyone is ready to be active Wednesday morning.
Well, it may be Saturday night, but the team are working! Just seen Dana’s and Luke’s presentations — ace! I think its going to be a fun and fast 20minutes!
… and just seen Sharon’s deck too! Nice. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
Fired over my latest edit to my lightning presentation earlier today. Really looking forward to Wed.