Digital Workplace Impact
Episode 1: Bringing Your Whole Self to Work
Your work isn’t boring – and your workplace doesn’t need to feel like 1984. In this episode we explore a fascinating new approach to employment that places your individuality at the centre; a world where you can bring yourself (warts and all) to work every day. Host Paul Miller attempts to bring his whole self (which includes his old typewriter) to an inspiring conversation with Jessica Hunt, Digital Learning Lead at Adobe, and Ephraim Julius Freed, Internal Communications Manager at Riot Games.
Episode 106: Exploring the digital inclusion daisy chain with Digital Unite’s CEO
What are the possibilities opened up to organizations by tackling digital exclusion? In the UK alone, it is currently estimated that there are 20.5 million people with low digital skills or engagement. In this latest episode of Digital Workplace Impact, Nancy Goebel catches up with Emma Weston OBE, CEO and Founder of Digital Unite,one of the UK’s most innovative digital inclusion organizations. Digital Unite sets out to inspire positive change through digital skills support. Together, Nancy and Emma explore various ways of bridging the digital divide through practices such as digital champion networks. They share advice on creating a digital daisy chain that links inclusion from the digital workplace to customer experiences to wider community experiences. Using case studies and insights, they uncover the power and potential for digital workplace teams to join with their diversity, equity and corporate social responsibility colleagues, to create a more digitally inclusive world. Join us to hear more about digital inclusivity and the potential to make a difference to customers and communities everywhere. (Show notes, links and transcript for this episode.) Guest speakers: Emma Weston OBE, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Digital Unite
Episode 105: The Estée Lauder Companies' award-winning digital makeover
What makes a truly inspiring and beautiful digital workplace? In this latest podcast episode, Estée Lauder Companies’ Kerry O’Donnell talks about the organization’s recent digital makeover – one that has just resulted in the MyELCintranet being named a Nielsen Norman Intranet Design winner. MyELC acts as a front door to the organization, representing the world-famous brand visually. It also demonstrates a real investment of time, care and resources to help employees to do their jobs well, wherever in the world they are located. In conversation with host Nancy Goebel, Kerry shares more about her role as Executive Director of Technology for Global Communications, Citizenship, Sustainability, I&D, Public Affairs and HR, including her career learnings and approach to risk and pushing the digital boundaries. Together, they discuss how Estée Lauder fosters strong partnerships on complex global initiatives, Kerry’s next digital workplace ambitions, and offer advice for digital workplace leaders and practitioners everywhere. Listen today, for a refreshing conversation set against the backdrop of this innovative company; one that is known for tying together technology with elegance, luxury and quality. (Show notes, links and transcript for this episode.) Guest speakers: Kerry O’Donnell, Executive Director and Technology Lead at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. for Global Communications & Public Affairs, Global Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability, Human Resources, ID&E, Lauder Family
Episode 104: 14 takeaways from the DWG Member Meeting in New York City
Ever wondered what it’s like to join an in-person DWG member meeting? June saw DWG’s first such opportunity in North America in three years. This was a special chance not only for members to celebrate being together, but also to mark DWG’s 20th anniversary and to reflect on all that’s been accomplished as an industry during that time. In this episode of Digital Workplace Impact, DWG’s Deputy CEO, Nancy Goebel, and Chief Growth Officer, Edward Taylor, shine a light on some 14 takeaways from the New York City event. Hosted by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., the event provided unique insights, rich dialogues and helpful connections for those attending. In addition, DWG debuted an in-person technology lab. This window into the digital workplace of 2025 enabled practitioners to hear more about emerging technology trends, as well as core capabilities that are readily available today. The session was a valuable opportunity for members to gain insights from vendors with a strong track record in organizations of a similar size and reach. In this whistle-stop review, Nancy and Ed also discuss the latest on DWG’s research, events and future opportunities. To hear more about whether such member experiences might be right for you, listen today, or even consider joining DWG’s London event on September 14–15, 2022.