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Innovation

Developing digital skills for successful business transformation

A new research study by Deloitte, the Digital Disruption Index, shows businesses are struggling to attract and develop digital talent. But what skills do people need to support an organisation’s digital objectives? What kind of talent do they require to thrive and grow in the artificial intelligence age? MARGINALIA spoke with Paul Thompson, UK digital transformation leader at Deloitte, to find out.

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Leadership

Intrapreneurs prosper within progressive organisations

Creating a culture that celebrates innovators is vital to the future of business. Organisations should invest in employees’ ideas and reward those who help move everyone forward. MARGINALIA spoke with Professor Véronique Bouchard of emlyon business school, author of ‘Corporate Entrepreneurship’. Bouchard describes how progressive organisations encourage intrapreneurship, and how best to cultivate innovation.

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Communication

Evolve your intranet to suit modern ways of working, but stay focused on business outcomes   

A mature intranet takes time; it should always evolve, must never become stagnant. To continue to be useful and used, the intranet should adapt to business needs, but this means experiments and trials may be necessary, and not every development will succeed. Sarah Blackburn, Client Success Manager at EasySharePoint, shares her advice around ensuring the intranet progresses in line with people’s needs and expectations.

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Communication

How the Microsoft 365 digital workplace supports a collaborative and diverse culture

What, exactly, is a modern workplace? What’s the role of the digital workplace in enabling meaningful work? How might it encourage creativity and inculcate a collaborative culture? MARGINALIA speaks with Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft 365, Jack Elmore, who explores these developing topics and offers his insider views on modern toolsets and business processes.

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Communication

How chatbots are already changing workplace communications

Chatbots have entered the workplace and they are more than a novelty. MARGINALIA spoke with Chris McGrath, CEO of Tangowork, developers of chatbots for internal communications. In this interview, McGrath tells MARGINALIA how chatbots are revolutionising the enterprise, the benefits to workers, and the best practices organisations should adopt to ensure a chatbot’s success.

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Leadership

Creating a more sustainable future

Why is sustainability critical to the future of work? How can employers and employees evolve practices and better themselves while also making a positive impact on society? Learn more from Engage International’s CEO and founder, James Murphy who shares insights into the topic. In this interview, he also tells MARGINALIA the vision of CISP – The Culture, Innovation and Sustainability Project.

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Communication

Combining technology with a winning communications strategy

How do you ensure your organisation’s digital tools support your communication strategy? How do you weave existing channels into your strategy while being open to new technology? StaffConnect’s VP of Product and Customer Delivery, Ciara O’Keeffe, tells MARGINALIA about her approach to ‘AppSuccess’, describes the principles of community management, and shares her views on the future of mobile enterprise.

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Leadership

Building the employee experience with technology, ‘loops’, and trust

How do organisations design great employee experiences, to drive higher engagement? Learn more from Benefex’s CEO and founder, Matt Macri-Waller. In this interview, he tells MARGINALIA the mission of the OneHub platform, explains the company’s methodology around using ‘loops’, and shares his views on the use of emerging technology to make personalised recommendations at work.

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Event reviews

Making internal communications count

The annual internal communication conference from CIPR Inside returns on 1 November 2017, in London, and the theme is ‘Making it Count’. MARGINALIA spoke with Chair, Jenni Field, who offers a sneak peek of what to expect from the event. Field also shares some key findings from the CIPR Inside first ever research around the value that internal communications can bring to the organisation.

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Communication

Manage your forms in the cloud for effortless processing

There was a time when it was common to print a form, fill it in with a pen, and then scan it to save it back to the system. While most companies now use online forms of some kind, there’s still friction for the end-user if they have to save a document to their desktop first. A fully digital experience is better, and PDFfiller offers easy PDF editing in the cloud and full-featured form workflows to transform your ‘paperwork’.

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