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Denovati SMART Blog Posts

Denovati SMART Blog posts explore the applications and implications of social and digital technologies in organizations from both conceptual and tactical perspectives. Focusing on both opportunities and challenges, the Denovati SMART Blog is primarily targeted to organizational leaders and others who are in the early stages of climbing their social media and digital technology learning curves. People with more advanced knowledge can also benefit from the ideas conveyed, in addition to adding their own expertise and perspectives by commenting on specific posts and contributing their own content.

  • Digital Literacy: Helping Learners Learn in the Digital Era

    Digital Literacy: Helping Learners Learn in the Digital Era

    Digital literacy is a critical component of learning in the Digital Era. Organizational leaders and learning professionals must understand the digital competencies required for learning success, create a digital learning culture, assess employees' baseline competencies, leverage both formal and informal learning to help them increase their digital literacy, identify and promote subject matter experts and digital mentors, and create an infrastructure for ongoing digital development. (July 24, 2014)

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  • Culture Change is Critical for Successful Digital Transformation

    Culture Change is Critical for Successful Digital Transformation

    Adopting digital technologies is not about replacing an existing system with an upgrade or building a new website. Rather one of the most important impacts of these technologies is to essentially change the way people work. Adopting digital technologies needs to be seen as first and foremost a culture change or probably more appropriately a transformation of their culture. For the full value of the technologies to be realised, people will have to change their mindset and their behaviour. (July 22, 2014)

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  • Social Media Policies and More: Managing Digital Era Risks

    Social Media Policies and More: Managing Digital Era Risks

    A presentation at SHRM's Annual Conference and Exposition offered guidance for managing Digital Era risks beyond developing and implementing social media policies. In addition to providing greater perspective on the risks to be managed, the presentation included specific guidance for HR professionals and other organizational leaders to develop and update relevant policies, provide training and communication, and ensure approaches remain current. (July 17, 2014)

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  • Blogging: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

    Blogging: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

    This blogging beginner's guide is intended for people who want to incorporate blogs into their organization'€™s digital engagement efforts but aren'€™t sure where or how to begin. Individuals interested in blogging for personal and career management reasons may also find the guide useful. Its primary focus is on external blogs used for marketing, branding, and business development, but the tips related to blogging elements and creating content can apply to internal blogs as well. (July 16, 2014)

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  • Scenes from SHRM14: Social and Digital Dimensions

    Scenes from SHRM14: Social and Digital Dimensions

    A photo essay from the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition (aka SHRM14) Expo Hall that highlights examples of how SHRM, as well as vendors and service providers, continue to leverage social and digital technologies, both in their offerings and in the ways in which they reach out and interact with key stakeholders. (July 7, 2014)

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  • Digital Transformation Masterclass Announcement

    Digital Transformation Masterclass Announcement

    Denovati is excited to partner with Fleming Europe to present this first-of-its-kind event. The Digital Transformation Masterclass is a unique Executive Education program for the Digital Era. Targeted to business owners, CxOs, vice presidents, directors and other senior leaders in organizations of all types and sizes, it will enable attendees to lay a foundation and build a roadmap to produce an efficient and effective digital transformation of themselves, their organizations, and their workforces. (June 20, 2014)

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  • Managing Comments Online: 10 Recommendations

    Managing Comments Online: 10 Recommendations

    If your organization is struggling with developing a best practices approach to managing comments online, these recommendations will help. They include debalkanizing approaches to engagement and moderation; creating simple yet comprehensive posting guidelines that are clearly visible and consistently enforced; letting the community help manage rule violations; and making sure staff are properly trained. (June 18, 2014)

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  • Digital Rebranding: Logistical and Human Factors

    Digital Rebranding: Logistical and Human Factors

    This piece describes and offers tips on some of the logistics associated with digital rebranding – changing websites and emails, moving blogs, rebranding social media identities, and promoting the new identity. It also addresses some of the human factors that can complicate (and potentially derail) a digital rebranding effort. The intent is to offer a general sense of the factors to consider when an organization embarks on its own digital rebranding journey. (June 10, 2014)

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  • Becoming a Digital Organization: A Three-Phase Journey

    Becoming a Digital Organization: A Three-Phase Journey

    There are three main phases to becoming a digital organization: digitization, digital engagement, and digital transformation. This post offers a lay oriented description and assessment of these phases. The objective is to help leaders who are digital rookies develop a conceptual foundation for understanding where their organizations have been, where they are, and – most importantly – where they need to think about taking them. (June 3, 2014)

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  • Managing Digital Era Risks: Social Media Policies and More

    Managing Digital Era Risks: Social Media Policies and More

    Managing risks is part of the cost of doing business, and managing them well can be a competitive differentiator, in both the economic marketplace and the war for talent. A relatively small percentage of organizations have addressed Digital Era risks in a meaningful way, however. This post provides an overview intended to help organizational leaders understand some of the challenges and complexities and begin to map out a (new) course of action for managing Digital Era risks. (May 27, 2014)

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