The Digital Workplace Conference Melbourne is one week away. Here is everything you need to know

admin August 8th, 2018

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In this article, we discuss things you might need to know for the Digital Workplace Conference Melbourne. Yes, #DWCAU is only one week away!

Is “digital workplace” just jargon?

Every organisation seems to be getting on the “digital workplace” bandwagon. Consultancies around the world are writing about the topic and designing various services that include the label “digital workplace”.

Its use in writing and conversation doesn’t always convey a clear concept. We need to make sure to avoid using the term as just another buzzword to drive software and services sales. So, let’s briefly dig into it.

The origins of the “Digital Workplace” phrase

February 1, 2009. Paul Miller, CEO of Digital Workplace Group (DWG), introduces the phrase “Digital Workplace” to describe the wider eco-system of workplace technology within which the intranet sits as a key delivery channel.

Miller started writing a book about the digital workplace, published in early 2012: The Digital Workplace: How technology is liberating work. He was describing the massive change in the nature of work and how technology is making it happen.

At the beginning of 2011, the Digital Workplace expert and thought leader Jane McConnell noted that the term “digital workplace” was starting to stick. For this reason, McConnell provided this definition of the term: “The digital workplace lives at the intersection of people, organisation and tools.”

You can watch this insightful video interview of Jane McConnell about the digital workplace in a connected organisation.

In other words, a digital workplace is the place for an organisation to be digital. Businesses can’t only focus on their products and customer experiences, they must first look at their processes and employee experiences. The tools used are important too since they can either enable employees and productivity or hold them back.

The benefits of adopting a digital workplace

According to a recent report published by Deloitte – – these are the benefits of adopting a digital workplace within your organisation:

  1. Attracting talent – 64% of employees would choose a lower paying job if they could work away from the office
  2. Employee productivity – Organisations with strong online social networks are 7% more productive compared to organisations without
  3. Employee satisfaction – Organisations that rolled out and installed social media tools internally found that there was a 20% increase in employee satisfaction.
  4. Retention of employees – When employee engagement goes up, there is a corresponding increase in employee retention of up to 78%
  5. Communication tools –  Present day workers prefer newer communication tools (specifically instant messaging) compared to “traditional” tools like e-mail.

“Gone are the days when the workplace was merely a physical space employees occupied during regular office hours.” The Digital Workplace Report – Deloitte

A few days ago, FiveP were proud to announce our sponsorship of the Digital Workplace Conference Melbourne. This means we are able to offer $100 off a full priced conference pass to our readers/followers/contacts. If you’re interested, please visit our previous post here to learn how to get your discount code.

Today, with one week to go, we would like to renew the invitation to all who are interested in:

  • Embracing new ways of working and enhancing their Digital Transformation journey
  • Learning about communicating, collaborating and building a Productive Workplace
  • Learning about what’s new in the Office 365 apps: Forms, Flow, PowerApps, Hub Sites, Modern Pages and Microsoft Teams

Once you have the discount code handy, please head to the registration page here and submit your details to reserve your seat.

Follow the DWCAU conversation on social media

For the latest updates about the conference, please check the following profiles and don’t forget to use the official hashtag #DWCAU:

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Thanks for reading.



Ricky Ventaglio | Marketing Advisor | FiveP

About the author: Ricky’s focus on marketing and sales automation, generating leads, branding, CRM systems, and the online environment is helping communicate FiveP’s thoughts on Sharepoint and Dynamics 365.

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