Technology Adoption

Consumer-grade user experience, internal platforms and smart
data apps will play a key role in transforming the enterprise

 

SOCIAL COLLABORATION

New organisational structures and improved ways of working are hard to achieve without a layer of social and digital technology to connect the company. Some organisations already have an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) or social collaboration platform in place, whilst others have the technology but it is not seeing wide adoption or meaningful use.

We have a lot of experience building strong use cases for social platforms, and ensuring meaningful business adoption rather than just more ‘chatter’. Our Enterprise Social Solutions have helped re-vitalise ESNs whose usage has reached a plateau by digging into the data to find actionable insights.

 

BUSINESS-AS-A-PLATFORM

Looking slightly further ahead, leading organisations are building their own platforms to orchestrate shared services and processes, learning from case studies such as Amazon and Haier. This work needs a strong approach to service design and user experience, and a clear understanding of how to align technology services to meet business capability needs.

So many exciting applications of the future will depend on strong data and sharing layers in the organisation’s technology stack. Without these, analytics and artificial intelligence applications are much harder to create. Leading firms are preparing for the future by building these capabilities into their internal platforms, and our Quantified Organisation methodology can help.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Software evaluation & advisory: We stay up-to-date with social platforms and related tools to help clients choose the right tools for their particular needs.

Integration & customisation: As early social tools pioneers, we help companies understand where they can be tweaked and customised and how to integrate them with other systems.

Real-time data tools: Companies produce more and more data that can provide a real-time picture of operations and organisational health. We can show you how.

Enterprise platforms & apps: We help firms plan and grow their own platforms and apps based on underlying services the organisation needs.

SELECTED BLOG POSTS

Our Guide to the Evolution of the Digital Workplace

A few weeks ago, LJ hosted a vibrant and well-informed twitter chat about the future of the digital workplace, which we summarised in a blog post. It occurred to us that there are a lot of people and organisations still working hard to develop a basic connected...

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Digital Workplace Retrospective | #PS_Salon Summary

Last Friday I hosted our first ever #PS_Salon discussion on Twitter, conducting a retrospective of the Digital Workplace. Hearing what the Digital Workplace community have learned over the last 20+ years and speculating on what will come next proved to be a fertile ground for conversation…

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Trustfulness and professionalism

In a complex world where few of us have time to understand the intricate detail of data, accounting, law and perhaps even code, we will need trusted professionals to help us navigate complexity. So whilst automation and technology will probably reduce headcount in the profession overall, the prize for those who can use our new technology superpowers to create value for their clients will be ever greater. Algorithmic transparency and code standards can help us trust the underlying machinery, but I predict we will still place our trust in humans to make the final judgement.

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The trap of user-centricity in the Digital Workplace

The aspect of the future of the digital workplace that most excites me is its data. The social and organisational network data produced by these tools provides a wealth of possibilities to explore. These can be as simple as a chatbot that replaces an IT help-desk, or as complex as being able to understand the behaviour patterns of your business.

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Joining The Future Workforce

The circular conversation about robots taking all the jobs rumbles on. In some industries however we see the dawning realisation that automation is not occupation-focussed, but task focussed, and the composition of tasks dictates how fast a role will be automated....

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The Copenhagen Catalog

This year’s TechFestival in Copenhagen was a great event with a soul, and pulled together people from all over the world who want to see technology have a positive impact on our world (good write up here). Within the event, Thomas Madsen-Mygdal pulled together a...

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