Running a successful company requires embracing the essential few and ignoring the trivial many. The story of finding the essential mission for Silverside.read more
Silverside is proud to be the first company based in The Netherlands to collaborate with BrainStorm, providing our customers with a great tool: QuickHelp. The BrainStorm QuickHelp Program is a Microsoft-sponsored project created to help end users to be more satisfied and efficient while using Office 365 tools.read more
When you are syncing local Active Directory groups to Microsoft Office365 using Azure AD Connect, you can hide groups from Outlook’s Global Address List (GAL) by setting “Hide group from Exchange address lists”. This method works, but it requires that the Exchange schema is added to your Active Directory. If you migrated all your mail servers out to O365, you probably prefer an Active Directory without the Exchange schema. If that’s your situation, you are stuck. But I have an “Azure AD Connect trickery” to solve it.read more
Meetings are extremely valuable for organizational life. Despite being so important, recent studies confirm that today business leaders spend more time in meetings than in the past and this trend is even expected to increase in the future. But does actually having so many meetings lead to concrete benefits for the organization? Hold more productive meetings that save time and are outcome-focused is the only way to escape the meeting madness.read more
The continuing story of Silverside: more workshops on user adoption in 2014 and 2015, and learning to laugh together during the funny moments.read more
Today, change has become the new normal, also in the business world. Transformation in the technologies, business practices and strategies are mandatory for organizations in every sector to keep the economy’s pace. But transformations are highly risky, above all when it comes to new technologies and management strategies.
Leaders are confronted with an increasing rate of change and complexity and need to find ways to deal with it. Change is needed, but how do organizations deal with it?
Newcomers have a great variety of skills, they have knowledge in a specific area and are motivated to show their value within an organization. However, in most of the cases they are lacking technical skills in using Office 365 tools effectively.read more
We’re proud to announce a new entry in our Silverside website. We have created our e-shop! The Silverside Shop is the place where to get the latest products and content to make change easier and increase user adoption of your Microsoft Office 365 or IBM Connections environment. Indeed, all our knowledge, the expertise of our consultants and our great experience is stored in one single place. Content, materials, and workshops are directly available for everyone with just one click.read more
After the fake beach came a workshop in Gouda in June 2013. Part two of the unwritten Silverside story.read more
An example of using the Silverside Collaborative Culture Assessment to enable cultural transformation in the collaboration style of a team.read more
Silverside’s Collaborative Culture Assessment provides a structured approach for creating a heatmap of your culture. Your heatmap provides a point-in-time statement on collaboration in your culture, which can be used when planning how to become a collaborative business and as a strategic tool for enhancing the culture.read more
Companies have to motivate their employees and train them. Hence, training is not a luxury, but it is a ‘must’ if a company wants to be successful in a modern dynamic business environment.read more
Emails may be considered old fashioned, but in reality, they’re still the most widely used and successful marketing channel. Email marketing today recognizes the value of building your brand – emails should share your company branding, look consistent, be personalized, and display equally well on every device (mobile especially, since everyone is checking their inboxes on their phone). At the Engage event that took place in Rotterdam on May 2018, I had the pleasure of interviewing Amanda Abbitt, Sales Support Manager for EMEA at Crossware, an international leader in company email signature management. Crossware’s flagship product, Crossware Mail Signature, gives users complete control over their company email signatures.read more
The telling of the Silverside story and dream, including the PACE approach for change and user adoption. All stories have to start somewhere, even if it’s a fake beach.read more
16th July 2018 at Silverside (Rotterdam, NL)
Do you want to get started with Office 365 in your organisation? Have you used Microsoft Teams yet in your organisation? With all the apps and possibilities in Office 365, what should we do to start ‘Collaborating as a Team’ effectively?
23rd July 2018 at Silverside (Rotterdam, NL)
Learn how your employees can start ‘Co-authoring documents’ using OneDrive, Teams and other Office 365 apps in this free training Co-authoring documents.
How to go successfully through changes within the organization? Marc Aerts is IT manager at CNC since 2005. He shared his insights and experience about change management and user adoption.read more
The biggest challenge that technologies bring to business is user adoption: getting employees trained on new tools of working. At first, employees are stressed about new technologies coming into their workplace.read more
In the previous article you could read why e-mail and fileshares are not suitable for smart collaboration on files. It happens because fileshares and folder structures give a tunnel vision, no options for version management, there is often a swamp of files where no one can find anything anymore.read more
In October 2017 IBM announced that it initiated a strategic partnership with HCL Technologies for the Lotus portfolio (Notes, Domino, Verse and Sametime). As business partners we were hesitant what to think of this. The promises of this partnership looked good, but as typical Dutch we choose for a wait-and-see approach.read more
Wed, Sep 19, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST: Online webinar ”Insight into Sales Meetings Done Smarter: Meeting Notes with Microsoft Teams and OneNote” with our change consultant Sasja Beerendonk.read more
What happens in an organization when IT managers say: ”From next week on, we are going to use Microsoft Office 365”? Microsoft Office 365 has more than 20 apps at the user disposal. How can employees know which app is the best for planning, collaborating, communicating, working in their daily practice? Which app fits the best for the working method and the culture of the organization? How to manage all these changes in a constructive and effective way?
The PACE methodology has an answer for all these questions. With the four phases Plan, Acquire, Change, Enhance, managing the organizational changes in the method of working and in technologies is just easier for managers, consults and end users.
Register now for the PACE Experience workshop Wednesday 17th of October 2018! We help Office 365 consultants with a more structured approach to manage change for the Office 365 collaboration platform. In our PACE Experience workshop, we summarize the possible culture types of an organisation, provide possible adoption strategies and learn you the ‘tricks’ to make change easier.read more
Online learning is about learning by using technologies, and by learning this way there are certain things that we can do differently comparing to an offline learning environment.read more