The good governance guide; a toolkit for your site, intranet, and digital workplace
Mark Morrell’s first book is a practical, experience-based approach to growing and managing a successful intranet. It now includes a new chapter ‘SharePoint – the best sweet shop in town.’
Anyone can have all these sweets on all the shelves to try. The problem is that you are outside the door to the shop saying “Be careful what you try. Too many sweets can be bad for you.” That analogy has proven to be oh so true, time and time again.
Intranet managers still have a feeling of trepidation when confronted with SharePoint, especially for the first time. So how do you educate and communicate with people who use SharePoint? How do they use the right features in the right manner? How do you adopt the right approach so everyone benefits?
Based on Mark’s many years of experience as the manager of an award winning intranet and his recent work with dozens of organisations, ‘Digital success or digital disaster?’ will help you:
- learn the secrets to manage SharePoint successfully
- develop and get buy-in for your intranet strategy
- choose a governance model suited to your goals and culture
- support publishers to create the right user experience
- establish clear roles and responsibilities
- initiate publishing standards for all contributors.
This book will help you show that good governance has measurable benefits, justifying future investment in your intranet.
Buy ‘Digital success or digital disaster?’ directly from the publisher as an ebook for immediate reading.
What success looks like
Success is having a clear strategy for the intranet aligned with the organisation’s strategy, supported by a strong governance framework, with measured outcomes.
“Online governance broadly refers to the mechanisms, processes, roles and responsibilities by which intranets are managed and directed.”
~ Mark Morrell
Every theory is based on experience, and Mark provides a great number of practical examples, strategic guidance, and quick tips to help you plan a new intranet or turnaround an unloved one. You can have an intranet to be proud of and you can streamline your organisations’ ways of working in-line with your leaders’ goals and your colleagues’ needs.
This book lays out how you can create or revamp your intranet strategy and governance to better meet the needs of your organisation. Keep it close, and you will never feel alone while managing your intranet or making decisions that matter.
A handbook for intranet leaders
How do you include ‘everyone’ in your plans without derailing your progress? How do you make decisions that respect different needs and ways of working? How do you lead the intranet as well as manage it?
Download / read a chapter now:
1 — Introduction to good governance …and other cures for digital disasters
2 — Developing your strategy – Schmooze it or lose it: Getting buy-in to build the right strategy
3 — Governance principles – Standoffs, lawsuits, and sinister underwebs: Seven steps to effectively mining your resources
4 — Governance framework – Types, Models, Apps, and Hybrids. Making the right moves in this brave new world
5 — Governance hierarchy – Steering groups or grouping steers? Navigating the hierarchy maze
6 — Publishing standards – The joy of specs. Legal, regulatory, and practical roads to publishing standards
7 — Building on the benefits of good governance
“a substantial contribution to the intranet literature.”
~ Martin White, of Intranet Focus
“A practical, systematic approach to intranet governance.
Every intranet manager would find value in going through this with their team.”
~ Sam Marshall, ClearBox Consulting
“Mark speaks from years of experience, and I recommend scanning his book on a first run, then diving into the specific parts that are relevant for your case.
“Two chapters that are especially relevant are subtitled: ‘getting buy-in to build the right strategy’ and ‘navigating the hierarchy maze’. Easy to say, hard to do. Reading Mark’s book will help you in your never-ending journey!”
~ Jane McConnell, NetStrategy / JMC
About the author
Mark Morrell has many years of first-hand experience as the manager of an award-winning intranet, and Mark has helped dozens of organisations develop their intranet governance in recent years.
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“I have found the best intranets help people to be more productive and effective. A consistently good overall experience, supported by great governance, helps achieve these benefits.” ~ Mark Morrell