I am running a workshop on digital workplaces and virtual teams in London on 9 October for UKeiG, but non-members are most welcome to attend. The registration fee for non-members is £210 plus VAT. The workshop will be run in three sessions. The first session will be an introduction to digital workplaces.  It be based on the outcomes of the 2013 Digital Workplace Trends report and work that I have been doing on defining ten characteristics of digital work places. There are quite a number of posts on digital workshop development on my blog which you may find of interest.

The second session will explore the issues of managing virtual teams, as these are a precursor to the development of digital workplaces. There has been quite a lot of research published on virtual team management and I will be summarising this research as well as providing some practical advice on how to get the best out of virtual teams. The third session will explore how digital workplaces are likely to develop over the next few years, and explore the role of the information profession in supporting their development.

The workshop will be low on technology and high on identifying the information management and knowledge management opportunities and challenges around digital workplaces. I’ve been developing a list of books, reports and research papers on digital workplaces and a copy of this will be provided to delegates ahead of its publication later this year together with a digital workplace development checklist, so there will be a lot to take away from the workshop.

If you are an intranet manager and/or engaged in collaborative working and social media applications and are starting to read about and think about digital workplaces then you will find this course of value. I will be setting up a Basecamp site for the workshop so that the discussions can continue after the event. You can register for this workshop through the UKeiG website

Martin White