Thought Leadershiphttps://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadershipCustomer CareContent strategy: best practices for your digital workplacehttps://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/content_strategy_best_practices_for_your_digital_workplace<div><p>Let's start by looking at how to take stock of your existing content and determine what’s stale or missing. Once we have evaluated existing content, we'll take a look at what can be done for new content. We'll guide you through a content preparation plan and finish up with some practical tips on writing for a digital audience.</p> <h2>Why, how, and when…</h2></div>Diana MayThu, 16 Jan 2020 08:43:07 -0500https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/content_strategy_best_practices_for_your_digital_workplaceHR’s Time to Shinehttps://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/hrs_time_to_shine<div><p>Big-picture digital transformation often takes a back seat when organizations are overwhelmed with the digital tools themselves. With their plates full of productivity and collaboration tools, apps, and other software, leaders can often struggle to organize and may lose sight of the bigger picture or overall goals for their digital transformation…</p></div>Dwayne WepplerTue, 07 Jan 2020 14:49:25 -0500https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/hrs_time_to_shineIncluding Remote Workers in Holiday Festivitieshttps://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/two_simple_budget_friendly_ways_to_include_remote_workers_at_holiday_parties<div><p><span style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="/.api2/binaries/LJlUQmcOMI/thumbnails/Giving-a-gift-holiday-remote-workers.jpg?width=750&amp;height=500" style="width: 400px;" alt="Giving-a-gift-holiday-remote-workers" class="fr-fic fr-dii fr-fir" data-ig-embed-key="LJlUQmcOMI">Seventy percent of remote workers already</span> <a href="https://www.igloosoftware.com/state-of-the-digital-workplace/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 16px;">feel left out of the workplace</span></a><span style="font-size: 16px;">, and that feeling comes to a head during the holiday season. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 16px;">Office holiday parties are one example of a tried-and-true method of showing employee appreciation.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 16px;">To avoid losing out on this year-end opportunity for engagement and boosting morale, or perhaps thinking ahead to…</span></p></div>Dwayne WepplerMon, 23 Dec 2019 13:30:00 -0500https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/two_simple_budget_friendly_ways_to_include_remote_workers_at_holiday_partiesContent strategy and the digital workplacehttps://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/content_strategy_and_the_digital_workplace<div><p>Many of you have been managing your digital workplace for a while now and may have given little thought to creating a strategy around content. You are not alone! It's never too late to start. Read on as Igloo's Content Strategist, Ashley Pergolas, guides you through some key areas of our new <a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/playbook/handbook_library/content_strategy"><strong>Content Strategy Handbook</strong></a>. </p><p><strong> Ashley, let's start at the…</strong></p></div>Diana MayMon, 16 Dec 2019 09:26:25 -0500https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/content_strategy_and_the_digital_workplaceEmployees Want to Engagehttps://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/employees_want_to_engage<div><p>When employees make connections, it can make your business stronger.<a href="https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/high-tech/our-insights/the-social-economy?zd_source=hrt&zd_campaign=4782&zd_term=mikehicks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> According to McKinsey</a>, employees who use social software are as much as 25% more productive at their jobs, and employees who are engaged socially are also more optimistic and less likely to leave their current company.  </p><p><img src="/.api2/binaries/mmFmulS39U/thumbnails/social-media-in%20the%20workplace.jpg?width=500&amp;height=333" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" alt="social-media-in the workplace" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-ig-embed-key="mmFmulS39U"></p><p><br><a href="https://www.igloosoftware.com/state-of-the-digital-workplace/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">In a study</a>, Igloo has found that 87% of employees connect…</p></div>Dwayne WepplerTue, 10 Dec 2019 10:50:00 -0500https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/employees_want_to_engageFrom the Field - Evolution Experienceshttps://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/from_the_field_evolution_experiences<div><p><img src="/.api2/binaries/Xezh3ktjvh/thumbnails/CustomerCare_ServicesGovernanceEvolve_img.jpg?width=300" style="width: 300px; height: auto;" alt="CustomerCare_ServicesGovernanceEvolve_img" class="fr-fic fr-dii fr-fir" data-ig-embed-key="Xezh3ktjvh">In part <a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/its_not_a_sprint_its_a_marathon"><strong>one</strong></a><strong> </strong>and <a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/high_impact_evolution_where_do_you_start"><strong>two</strong></a> of this Evolution series, we met with Igloo's <span class="atwho-inserted" data-atwho-at-query="@Brad Rooke"><a class="js-mb_Mention js-mb_Mention_0934bb1c-8e74-43fd-b38e-02ef79ae43ce ig-mention-link ig-username_brooke" href="/.profile/brooke"><strong>Brad Rooke</strong></a></span>‍ who shared his expertise around evolving your digital workplace.  </p> <h4>What we've learned so far</h4> <p>No matter the industry, every Igloo customer faces the same challenge of making sure their digital workplace adapts and evolves at the same pace as their organization. </p> <h4>What's…</h4></div>Diana MayMon, 02 Dec 2019 10:40:00 -0500https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/from_the_field_evolution_experiencesA Leader in Digital Work Hubshttps://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/a_leader_in_digital_work_hubs<div><p>We're pleased to share that today, Igloo has been positioned by Aragon Research, Inc. in the “Leader” section of the Globe report for Digital Work Hubs, <img src="/.api2/binaries/K7RFJrh2vf/thumbnails/Aragon researchGlobe-2020-Instagram.jpg?width=200&amp;height=200" style="width: 200px; height: 200px;" alt="Aragon researchGlobe-2020-Instagram" class="fr-fic fr-fir fr-dii" data-ig-embed-key="K7RFJrh2vf">2020. The entire team here at Igloo is so proud to once again, be named a leader by such a well-respected analyst firm.</p><p>Aragon evaluated Igloo along with 17 other enterprise-grade platforms that…</p></div>Dwayne WepplerThu, 21 Nov 2019 14:56:01 -0500https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/a_leader_in_digital_work_hubsHigh impact evolution - where do you start?https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/high_impact_evolution_where_do_you_start<div><p>In ou<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">r <a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/its_not_a_sprint_its_a_marathon" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>last article</strong></a>,</span> Brad described the importance of making sure your digital workplace keeps pace with your organization's changing business needs. "True evolution covers the whole gamut -<strong> </strong><strong><a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/packages/evolve/strategic" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">strategic</a>, <a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/packages/evolve/visual_design" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">visual design</a>, <a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/packages/evolve/site_configuration" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">architecture</a>, </strong><a class=" WikiLinkType1" href="https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/packages/evolve/governance" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>governance</strong></a> - these are the elements that turn a good digital workplace into a digital destination," he explained. In…</p></div>Diana MayMon, 18 Nov 2019 08:35:24 -0500https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/high_impact_evolution_where_do_you_startWorking with Freelancers? How to Effectively Manage Your Extended Teamhttps://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/working_with_freelancers_how_to_effectively_manage_your_extended_team<div><h1><span style="font-size: 16px;">The “gig economy” has grown far beyond a buzzword. <a href="https://www.upwork.com/press/2018/10/31/freelancing-in-america-2018/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">More than one-third (35%)</a> of Americans freelanced in 2018, reaching a record 56.7 million people.<br>In 2016, 20% of organizations <a href="https://gigeconomy.ey.com/Documents/Gig%20Economy%20Report.pdf" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">reported</a> that their workforce comprised at least 30% contingent workers in 2016. </span></h1> <h1><img src="https://s24787.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/59-Article-Banner-200.jpg" alt="59-Article Banner-200%" class="fr-fil fr-dib"><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/shareArticle?mini=true&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.igloosoftware.com%2Fblog%2Feffectively-manage-freelancers%2F&title=Working+with+Freelancers%3F+How+to+Effectively+Manage+Your+Extended+Team"></a><a href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=Working+with+Freelancers%3F+How+to+Effectively+Manage+Your+Extended+Team&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.igloosoftware.com%2Fblog%2Feffectively-manage-freelancers%2F&via=Crunchify" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.igloosoftware.com%2Fblog%2Feffectively-manage-freelancers%2F" target="_blank"></a><a data-pin-custom="true" href="https://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.igloosoftware.com%2Fblog%2Feffectively-manage-freelancers%2F&media=https://www.igloosoftware.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/59-Pinterest.jpg&description=Working+with+Freelancers%3F+How+to+Effectively+Manage+Your+Extended+Team" target="_blank"></a><a href="mailto:?subject=Working+with+Freelancers?+How+to+Effectively+Manage+Your+Extended+Team&body=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.igloosoftware.com%2Fblog%2Feffectively-manage-freelancers%2F"></a><a data-clipboard-text="https://www.igloosoftware.com/blog/effectively-manage-freelancers/" data-content="Link Copied!" data-original-title="" data-toggle="popover" data-trigger="focus" title=""></a></h1> <p>While freelancers most likely won't become a full-time member of your company, they do…</p></div>Dwayne WepplerTue, 12 Nov 2019 09:50:00 -0500https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/working_with_freelancers_how_to_effectively_manage_your_extended_teamIt's not a sprint, it's a marathon!https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/its_not_a_sprint_its_a_marathon<div><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/.api2/binaries/LrrHjaSMnu/thumbnails/growth%20image.jpg?width=300" alt="growth image" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-ig-embed-key="LrrHjaSMnu"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">“For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”<br>― Michelle Obama, <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/60334006">Becoming</a></p> <p style="text-align: left;">The above quote speaks to me as a digital workplace engagement expert. Stagnation, or failing to keep pace…</p></div>Diana MayMon, 04 Nov 2019 10:30:00 -0500https://customercare.igloosoftware.com/community/news_center/thought_leadership/its_not_a_sprint_its_a_marathon