Category: Change Management

SharePoint Transformed ebook by Christian Buckley and Barry Jinks

Putting UX at the Center of your Operational Planning

Collaboration fails when your planning does not begin and end with the end user experience (UX). If your end goal is a collaborative digital workplace, your planning must begin with user adoption. You can have the most perfectly architected solution, hitting every major requirement, and with all of the latest-greatest...

The Digital workplace Hero is the key to successful business transformation

Preparing for Organizational Transformation

The SharePoint story within the enterprise is a great example of how many organizations struggle with change. The challenge for most companies is finding a balance between flexibility (giving end users the features they want, through the devices they choose) and control (auditing, compliance, and governance). Having a strategy in...

Improving Team Collaboration

Jump-Starting Team Collaboration

There is no shortage in options for collaboration these days. There are so many competing and overlapping tools and services on the market these days, it truly is a buyer’s market. Of course, the hard part is that there is no single method for collaboration that fits every single organization...

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Understanding the True Management Costs of Office 365

In the latest edition of Redmond Channel Partner magazine (RCPmag.com), a short article by Editor in Chief Scott Bekker caught my eye in which he shares some important data points from a recent report from Champion Solutions Group, who surveyed a small sample of Office 365 administrators to try and...

The Coming Business Analyst Surge

With so much talk about “productivity transformation” and moving businesses to the “digital workplace,” I really thought we would see a huge spike in the hiring of one specific role: the Business Analyst. Did I miss something? Has it happened? Are companies hiring them, possibly under a different title that...

Good UX Directly Impacts User Productivity

When I first read The Goal by Eli Goldratt, it had been following a discussion with some of our service technicians who had been talking about our company’s productivity reporting. Specifically, a huge part of our business was running the refurbishing business for Hewlett-Packard in Rocklin, California, and tracking our...

Change Management in an Evergreen World

The only constant in life is change – and if you are a customer of Office 365, then you know all about change, and have likely had to adjust some internal practices to handle the almost constant stream of enhancements, UX tweaks, and adjustments within the platform. My company Beezy...

The Things We Ignore When Focusing on Technology

I was reading Marc Anderson’s (@sympmarc) post on the SPTechCon newsletter this afternoon, and after completing my slow clap with affirmative nod in his general direction, I thought I’d share a couple thoughts to reinforce his message that collaboration is NOT about the underlying technology, but about helping teams get...