Digital workplace and intranets continue to get more sophisticated and successful across all types of organisations. Whether a world-class social network in a global bank, an open source intranet for a hundred-person charity or a chatbot which is helping employees complete timesheets, digital channels are delivering value and also enjoying great levels of adoption.
The advances in digital workplaces and intranets is primarily down to the teams behind them, demonstrating great execution, innovative ideas and real persistence to make a difference within their organisations.
To share leading-edge approaches and inspiring examples, Step Two announces today the winners of the 2017 Intranet & Digital Workplace Awards . Now in their eleventh year, these are global awards that recognise outstanding contributions to the fields of intranets and digital workplaces. The awards uncover remarkable solutions that deliver business value, and then share them with the wider community.
Key themes to emerge this year are:
- enterprise social networking reaches a new level of maturity
- new content creation trumps migration on leading intranets
- intranet teams are still innovating and intranets are still evolving
- a digital workplace for frontline staff must be mobile-first
- a robust methodology plus talented teams equals success
- high impact apps are based on simple ideas
Obtain a copy of the 2017 Intranet & Digital Workplace Showcase report for full details on the themes and winners. You can also browse this year’s winners, drilling down to the key case studies you need.
So without further ado, here are details of this year’s winners!
The one outstanding winner which was agreed by all the judges:
- ANZ (Australia): A brilliantly-executed roll-out of an enterprise social network for a global bank with excellent levels of adoption achieved and business value delivered – a classic textbook example of good practice followed.
The winners across multiple categories:
- COWI (Denmark): A mobile app for engineers out in the field to record notes, photos and drawings with automation to deliver a Word report into a related SharePoint project site.
- MITRE Corporation (USA): Delivery of a data analytics and visualisation service aligned to a knowledge management strategy, improving decision-making right across the organisation.
- Port Otago (New Zealand): Deployment of an intranet-based app at a port services company, transforming the process of washing and repairing shipping containers and improving customer service.
- Scottish Government (UK): An excellent example of a public sector intranet moving towards a digital workplace with a number of homepage apps.
- UNICEF PFP (Switzerland): A total rethink of the intranet from scratch with innovative features and approaches, resulting in a truly user-centred intranet.
- University of Westminster Students Union (UK): A lovely small company intranet, based on WordPress, all designed, developed and managed by one person.
- Virgin Trains (UK): A highly innovative mobile-first digital workplace for frontline workers consisting of a number of mobile apps delivering both engagement and efficiency.
- Visa (USA): A new global intranet delivering a beautiful user experience with recrafted content which is highly visual, mobile-friendly, task-focused, and easy-to-find.
The winners across multiple categories:
- Australian Dept of Human Services (Australia): A modest but inspired innovation which automatically checks for formatting errors on draft intranet pages.
- Avon and Somerset Constabulary (UK): A new intranet for a UK-based police force improving processes for call handlers, those changing shifts and police on the beat.
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Australia): Innovative development of a global intranet with fresh thinking and approaches to the RFP process, organisation of content and more.
- Mando Agency (UK): A highly inventive combination of a chatbot, gamification and a fridge full of drinks to ensure agency staff complete their timesheets.
- PANDORA (Denmark): Exciting roll-out of a global intranet with a highly engaging and energetic launch process.
- Queensland Treasury (Australia): Imaginative use of the intranet to launch an innovative new branded IT support service to enable a move to new premises.
- Scottish Natural Heritage (UK): A Drupal-based intranet moving towards a digital workplace with an integrated Kanban board.
- Shire (USA): A large global intranet launch with firm governance established including very good use of site templates to keep costs down.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific (USA): Another strong global intranet roll-out with great Yammer integration and impressive adoption levels.
Obtain insights from the winners
You can browse the winners on the main Awards page, narrowing down to the specific insights you need to succeed.
Then get the full insights into all these winners by obtaining a copy of the 2017 Intranet and Digital Workplace Showcase report. This provides the insights you need, in a format that you can easily dip into as required.
Agency and vendor credits
Congratulations also to the following agencies, consultancies and vendors who were involved in the winning entries:
- Adactit (PANDORA)
- AFK (Commonwealth Bank of Australia)
- Allen Communications (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
- Avanade (Commonwealth Bank of Australia)
- AvePoint (Shire)
- Betterworking (Virgin Trains)
- Blue Beyond (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
- BlueFragments (COWI)
- Blue Metal (Shire)
- Breadcrumb Digital (Queensland Treasury)
- Brightstarr (PANDORA, Thermo Fisher Scientific)
- Buzz Brothers (UNICEF PFP)
- Chris Archer-Brown (Avon and Somerset Constabulary)
- Cognizant (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
- Connected Pictures (Virgin Trains)
- Critical Mass (Visa)
- Customer Carewords (Scottish Government)
- DWG Consulting Services (Scottish Government)
- Interact Intranet (Avon and Somerset Constabulary)
- Inviqa (Scottish Natural Heritage)
- Laws of Attraction (Virgin Trains)
- Mike Gilronan (Shire)
- Open (PANDORA)
- PointWork (COWI)
- Rolta Advizex (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
- Sideways 6 (Virgin Trains)
- Sogeti (UNICEF PFP)
- SouthWest One (Avon and Somerset Constabulary)
- Storm ID (Scottish Government)
- Sundog Pictures (Virgin Trains)
- Susan Hanley (Shire)
- TCS (Commonwealth Bank of Australia)
- Timengo (COWI)
Enter next year!
Our congratulations to this year’s winners, and many thanks to all the organisations, agencies, teams and individuals that contributed.
You deserve a trophy! If you’re currently doing great work on your intranet or digital workplace, visit the Awards page, and sign up to be notified when next year’s Awards opens for entries in April 2018. We’re already excited about what next year’s submissions will bring!