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Engaging intranets enhance productivity, pride, connection, and purpose at work

If your company is serious about improving employee engagement, then the intranet is the perfect place to start, Tami Matthews, Content Strategist at ElevatePoint, believes. In this interview, Matthews tells MARGINALIA how and why a modern intranet can have a positive impact on the employee experience. She also shares her views on the latest intranet trends and the future of work.

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Innovation

As society changes, so does work – artificial intelligence brings disruption to both

Automated systems, including artificial intelligence, are on the verge of penetrating every major industry and workplace, and are already disrupting many professions. The increased usage of these emerging technologies means that the very nature of work is changing. In this interview, Lithos Partners’ Sharon O’Dea, describes the reverberations of AI on roles and industries. She describes how AI can deliver considerable benefits but also create new challenges, including questions around diversity and career development.

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Leadership

Exploring the intricacies of the employee experience

The employee experience ‘ExChange’ conference is on the 24th of May 2018, in London. MARGINALIA speaks with Grace Burton, Research Lead at Benefex, to get a sneak peek of the event. Burton discusses the latest employee experience trends, highlights the link between technology and engagement, discusses the role of AI inside the workplace, and the need to focus on people and behaviours. She also shares how one company radically transformed their approach to employee relations.

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Leadership

Entrepreneurship lessons from the care industry

How do you build a successful business in the 21st century? How do you become a thriving entrepreneur? What are the challenges and lessons learned along the journey? MARGINALIA speaks with Mark Matlock, founder of the care / nursing home comparison website, We Compare Any Care. In this interview, Matlock shares key lessons on running a technology company and offers advice to entrepreneurs who believe they have the next big idea.

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Leadership

The critical role of technology and education in employee wellbeing

Do your employee survey and ‘pulse’ survey results make you concerned about engagement levels? If you get the sense that people are tired and emotionally depleted, it’s time to make a change. Your organisation needs to demonstrate that it cares, that leadership cares about employees. By investing in staff wellbeing, an organisation concretely illustrates that staff are a priority. Investing in staff is a direct investment in the business, and so it’s a win-win scenario. MARGINALIA speaks with Simon Andrew, Insight & Engagement Director at Benefex, to explore the employee and productivity ramifications that surround wellbeing at work.

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Communication

It’s time to rethink the intranet

Is it time for a seismic shift for intranets? Product Director at Content and Code, David Bowman, believes so. Employees are frustrated and hampered by their company’s intranet. This must end. In this interview, Bowman tells MARGINALIA how and why persona-based research is a key approach to understanding people’s digital interactions with content and colleagues. He also describes the main characteristics of the intranet of the future, including AI, bots, and personalised content delivery.

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