Sparrow Awarded 2019 Intranet Choice – Innovation by ClearBox

On November 16, ClearBox Consulting launched their SharePoint intranets in-a-box report 2019; a comprehensive analysis of the worlds leading intranet products. Sparrow is honored to be recognized as a winner in the Intranet Choice 2019 – Innovation category. 

According to the report, “Sparrow stood out for its approach to front-line workers. [The] mobile-first design has a consumer like approach that makes it highly accessible. [The team has] put thought into how to onboard people without email addresses too, a key issue for many organisations.”  Read more

Social advocacy: how employees can be your best storytellers

This article is written by Stuart Maister, Chief Storyteller at Strategic Narrative

Is the woman in the picture above working? Or is she sharing a story on her social media? Maybe she’s reading or watching someone else’s post. Actually, the point is that she could be doing all of the above, and this can still be of value to her employer – because we live in a blended world in which work and personal life are coagulated into one big digital mix. Read more

DevFacto Wins a Prestigious 2018 Gold Quill Award

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has announced the Excellence, Merit, Best of the Best and other special award winners of the 2018 Gold Quill Awards program (#IABCGQ). Together, Laura Konsorada of DevFacto and Claire Watson of Cropley Communication were awarded a 2018 IABC Gold Quill Award of Excellence Read more

4 Reasons that Construction Companies are Flocking to this Digital Tool

For all of the new technologies available to both individuals and businesses, it’s a wonder that the majority of construction companies still rely on paper-based processes and communication methods. While most other industries have experienced a digital renaissance in recent years, the construction industry continues to lag behind. Read more

Sparrow Takes Flight at smilelondon 2017!

DevFacto is thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting our Sparrow Modern Workspace at smilelondon 2017 in London, England on November 20. smilelondon is the UK’s leading conference on social intranets and collaborative platforms.

DevFacto CEO Chris Izquierdo states, “We are incredibly excited to connect with the community at smilelondon 2017 and can’t wait for hundreds of people to experience how Sparrow helps organizations to communicate more effectively with their modern, mobile workforce.” Read more

Is your intranet only connecting to 1/3 of your team?

The corporate intranet has long been the organizational heartbeat; the central location for all that is important to inform, engage and connect our teams.  Read more

Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence: The Evolution of IC

In 1954 management guru Peter Drucker introduced the principle of management by objectives, based on the SMART formula to set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-framed markers of business success. In the mid-1960’s, Kaplan and Norton introduced the balanced scorecard based on Drucker’s management by objectives concept, a process that became central to Read more

Technology at Work: What Does the Future Hold in Store?

“The last Baby Boomers won’t exit the workforce for 12 years and Gen X will leave in 28 years; these groups will continue to adapt, but will always remember a time before digital communications.

Leadership teams need to understand their organization’s demographic makeup and reflect that in day-to-day working relationships and communication. They should recognize that “command and control” will be impacted by technology at work. Online communication triages through command and control.”

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Tell Me a Story: Connecting with Millennials in a Digital World

A rising generation primed to change the world as we know it, millennials command the attention of businesses worldwide. They are an attractive demographic, defined by compelling characteristics that shape their lifestyle and communication preferences, in both content and channels.  Read more

The Medium is the Message

In her article published in Disrupting the Function of IC, “Medium, Message and Technology,” Catherine St. Onge, Manager of Global Employee Communication for Air Canada takes us back 60 years to the wisdom of the oft-quoted Marshall McLuhan:  Read more