Reviews of his earlier book - The Digital Workplace:Paul Miller eloquently describes how the 21st century workplace is being transformed by the digitisation of our world. This is an insightful look at how the technological advances driving the digital age are already visibly changing the workplace and where those new capabilities might lead us. David Smith, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, FujitsuFrom what he calls the terminal decline of the physical workplace, to the heightened importance of trust and autonomy in work arrangements outside of that space, to dealing with the potential loneliness of virtual offices, Paul Miller combines his considerable writing skills and vast experience in technology and communications to shape and share a vision of the future in The Digital Workplace: How Technology is Liberating Work. Miller provides a mix of fine examples of digital working practices, including some from his own Intranet Benchmarking Forum - which is completely virtual in its organization - to help illustrate his many observations on how technology is reshaping not just the workplace but most every aspect of modern work and more. Bob Libbey, Senior Director-Global Colleague Communications, PfizerEmbedded in this book is a possible blueprint for a paradigm shift in the digital relationship between a company and its employees, where the focus is on individual output, based on trust and freedom in terms of encouraging virtual work locations and flexible working-hours. David Coates, Head of Knowledge Exchange, Technology Strategy Board Technology Officer, Fujitsu Paul Miller provides a glimpse of the changes ahead and signposts some of the key themes in this new 'world of work'. The book is useful to anyone rethinking their approach to how to organise work and technology either at a personal or organisational levels. John Baptista, Associate Professor, Warwick Business SchoolPaul Miller's book The Digital Workplace: How technology is liberating work is an absolute must read for anyone interested in finding out how technology is changing the way we work for everyone on the planet. The way Paul Miller writes it from his own experiences and view of life - working and personal - makes it compelling to read. The examples Paul uses are ones we can all relate too and are real, not made up to fit a theoretical scenario. I loved the format of the book. If like me you sometimes put a book down and pick it up a little later you won't lose your thread and have to read back over the last few pages. In fact it is split into sections that are easy to use and refer back to again and again about the digital workplace. I found the 'top 10 digital workplace benefits, challenges, etc.' very good for focusing on the key points of each section. It's good to see Paul Miller share his expertise and enthusiasm with us in this book. I'm fortunate to know Paul so I realise every word is sincerely meant to help you, the reader. It's impossible to get serious about the digital workplace without reading and absorbing the ideas and examples in this book. Mark Morrell, CEO, www.intranet-pioneer.com I was surprised, at first, at the personal nature of Paul Miller's book 'The Digital Workplace: How technology is liberating work'. As I kept reading and realized that stories from the front lines of the digital workplace were being told by Paul and his team at the Digital Workplace Forum as well as from real experiences of their customers/members, I quickly began to resonate. The book became both an empathetic read as well as a teaser for what I can be looking for in my near future within my business. This book is a practical guide to the digital workplace today. It has some great lists of what I think of as benchmarks ready for me to reference and re-reference as I need them. Great! Thank you! Mark Goebel, IT Strategy & Council Consulting Director, Girl Scouts of the USAI read your book with great interest,
About the Author
Paul Miller has been at the heart of the work and technology revolution for 20 years. He is CEO and Founder of the Digital Workplace Group and author of The Digital Workplace: How Technology is Liberating Work and Mobilising the Power of What You Know. He has given many inspirational keynote talks on the digital future of work to senior executives and addressed large employee events at Microsoft, Google and Adobe. For five years he hosted internet radio Digital Workplace Live and was Executive Producer of IBF24 and DW24. After an early career as a City editor and speechwriter, he published the influential WAVE magazine. Elizabeth Marsh is a writer and researcher with a background in intranet and knowledge management at companies such as Reuters and T-Mobile (UK). She manages Digital Workplace Group’s best practice research programme, which provides organizations with practical insights and thought leadership across intranet and digital workplace topics. She also regularly works with DWG’s clients on consulting projects.