The digital workplace is more than architecture and people who are still thinking in terms of putting things in boxes are doomed to failure in the short to medium term.
In fact if you can draw the architecture of your Digital Workplace without it looking like an inked-up spider drunkenly wandering around the London underground map then you’ve probably not got to grips with the digital world at all.
In 1986 George Carlin, an American comedian of some note, said; “The meaning of life is trying to find a place for your stuff”. The words echoed around my head throughout a new portal planning meeting with one of my clients. My brain didn’t stop there and during the next coffee break, it went through the whole routine for me.
I have a lot of customers and I’ve worked on a whole lot of Intranet projects and for the first time in my life, I have a client that does actually HAVE an editorial content plan for each of their portals (both geographic and business). It’s not a single aligned editorial plan, but the nature of the organization means that doesn’t need to be the case.