This presentation was given at the KM Singapore conference in Singapore on 15 Aug 09. I introduced a governance cycle and presented 4 key areas of governance: information organisation, publishing, collaboration and apps.
http://netjmc.typepad.com/globally_local/2008/12/global-intranet-trends-for-2009---highlights.htmlDetailed overview of the consolidated data from the 226 organisations around the world who participated in the survey.
To August 1st, over 6,500 intranet end users from 20 different organisations have responded to the Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC). From these responses, we can gain a good understanding of how end users currently perceive intranets and what they think makes them valuable.http://cibasolutions.typepad.com/wic/
http://www.slideshare.net/markmorrell/intranet-governance-at-btMark Morrell heads up BT’s Intranet Centre of Excellence and leads BT’s online publishing community for benefits measurement, standards on usability, navigation, accessibility, personalisation and online services as well as benchmarking with other global intranets. http://markmorrell.wordpress.com/
A big driver<br />“As people embrace social media in their private lives, they naturally expect to use similar tools within the enterprise. This is especially true for younger workers who use these tools in everyday life. Open communication, collaboration, and content generation are as much a part of their standard toolkit as using a computer or mobile phone.”<br />“Taking the slow road means that companies will risk losing workers who expect innovation in the outside world to reflect directly on how they communicate at work.”<br />“Going for quick adoption means that companies must find ways to overcome the risks to corporate culture that adopting these tools can entail.”<br />Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox, August 3, 2009<br />
So, why governance now?<br />Intranet is now considered to be a valuable business asset (finally) and is beginning to be treated as one<br />Staff are more dependant on digital content (and increasing so on people content)<br />The era of interaction & contribution is upon us<br />
The strategy // <br />Right processes<br />Strategy<br />Policies<br />Procedures<br />Guidelines<br />E.g.<br />Who owns the news section? Who authors?<br />Are approvals required for common content? Who approves?<br />…<br />
BT Intranet governance model<br />Small central team <br /><ul><li>develop strategy and vision
keep the standards up-to-date and make sure they are enforced
provide a central set of templates for all types of content that comply with standards
manage a central set of conformance tools to check compliance </li></ul>Content ownership <br />the person who owns the content publishes and manages it <br />Approval/escalation <br />the content owner’s manager approves requests to publish and acts if it isn’t managed to comply with standards<br />Mark Morrell, head of BT’s Intranet Centre of Excellence<br />
The governance framework 4 areas of governance<br />Publishing<br />Collaboration<br />Information organisation<br />Apps<br />
I have two versions of these guidelines, which one should I use?
This policy dates to 1997, is it still in force?
What does form_11033.2 stand for?</li></li></ul><li>Information organisation<br />Primary purpose:<br />To ensure that staff can easily and consistently find information<br />Need to be ready with:<br /><ul><li>Corporate taxonomy
Can I cut-and-paste those 60 pages from MS-Word?</li></li></ul><li>Publishing<br />Primary purpose:<br />To ensure that intranet content is of high quality<br />Engage:<br />Build awareness<br />Give training<br />Expose best practices, examples, non-examples<br />What needs to be in place:<br /><ul><li>Publishing process
Not all content is the same<br />Common (formal)<br />Announcements, shared services…<br />Team or group<br />Work in progress, MOMs…<br />Social<br />Discussion forums, polls, open wikis…<br />Personal<br />My stuff<br />Mark Morrell, head of BT’s Intranet Centre of Excellence<br />
How do you answer these questions?<br /><ul><li>What is collaboration? And why do we need it now?
Three of us want to share project files, can we setup a file server?
I am having difficulty reconciling changes submitted by 6 people in our team, is there an automatic way of doing this?
I want to share 60MB of files, can you increase my email quota?
How do I share files with people in different departments?</li></li></ul><li>Collaboration<br />Primary purpose:<br />To ensure that staff know how collaboration can benefit them and when and how they can use it.<br />Engage:<br />Build awareness<br />Give training (process + practice)<br />Showcase best practices<br />Offer support services<br />What needs to be in place:<br /><ul><li>Collaboration processes
Rethinking existing processes<br />I have 25 folders in my S-drive, how do I get the same in collaboration spaces?<br />I can directly send documents to my partners by e-mail, how can I do it in collaboration spaces?<br />I share information using e-mail, can the collaboration space capture my e-mail and archive it?<br />
How can I get key customer support data on to my page?
How can I see all staff suggestions made by a particular staff?</li></li></ul><li>Apps<br />Primary purpose:<br />To ensure that apps are easy to use and fulfil required objectives.<br />Engage:<br />Study & understand requirements<br />Test & prototype<br />What needs to be in place:<br /><ul><li>Good practice guides