Making It Work
Aarhus 15 conference
November 3-5 2015

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Christine H. Donatzky

Joining the dots, building the team and formalising the roles; the foundations for successful global collaboration

Time: 16.15 - 17.00, Thursday November 5

Speaker: Christine H. Donatzky (Denmark), VELUX
Track: Intranet & Digital Workplace


Building a successful intranet in a global organisation requires collaboration, communication and connection across geography, languages and business areas.

Internal social media such as Yammer can (if used wisely) help pave the way for more and better collaboration.

But what else does it take to build a successful and fruitful internal community around an intranet?

At VELUX we have spent a lot of time consulting with the business and planning the rollout of our community in order to get it right - also after the initial launch excitement.

This session will focus on how we are building up a community who will act as community managers and change agents on the intranet VELUX One (the name of our intranet) which we have been piloting and are about to launch globally.

We believe that the roles relating to managing VELUX One should be formalised and time set off to do it. Part of our journey has been getting the business and our management onboard and support us in all of this. I will share how we have done this and show you what we are about to launch.

What you will take away from the session:
- An insight in how The VELUX Group is working with global collaboration
- Tips on how to build a successful internal community
- Notes on how to bring the various parts of the business with you on the journey
- How to plan for successful use of an Enterprise Social Media such as Yammer

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