Simon Evans's Blog

Making Intranets and Innovation Work!

First Post!

So here we are – I have finally got round to setting up a blog! I intend to use it to discuss things of interest to Intranet specialists with focus on the things that EnigmaQuest Consulting get involved with. A little about myself:

I am 47, married with 2 children and spent most of my working life so far in the Pharmaceutical Industry (specifically Glaxo, GlaxoWellcome and GSK) where my most recent roles were around driving the intranet strategy as Director of Business Integration and a years experiences Web Communications Director for Corporate Communications. In June 2005 I left GSK to set up my own consultancy EnigmaQuest Consulting and I have been enjoying this role very much since then. EnigmaQuest has been helping large organisations (like Novartis AG and DHL) to develop their intranet strategies, taking a stepwise approach:

  1. Create a vision – know where you are going and why you want to get there. Articulate and actively pursue the benefits
  2. Set up suitable Governance to take accountability for driving out the benefits
  3. Develop a”Content Strategy” to ensure that the content you provide is what is needed, and is easy to use
  4. Have an eye for the future – the world is changing fast – make sure you are not caught out

As this blog develops I will explore some of these in more detail, but for the time being and relating to point 4 above, if you are interested in the way things are changing then I have a couple of reading recommendations for you, both of which are very thought provoking and challenging reads:

  • Wikinomics, how mass collaboration changes everything” by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams (ISBN 978-1-84354-636-8)
  • “The Knowledge Activists Handbook” by Victor Newman (ISBN 1-84112-320-X)

January 30, 2008 Posted by | Enigmaquest | , , , , , , | Leave a comment