To Doc or not to Doc… Global ambassadors call

This months edition of the global super users / ambassadors call we will be kicking off with the theme of To Doc or not to Doc…

Do you use Docs with your HCL Connections or not? And why? What options are there and what are the needs for collaborative (and simultaneous) document editing?

Sandra Bühler

Our guest speaker this week will be Sandra Bühler, HCL Ambassador and Board Member of Belsoft Collaboration AG in Switzerland who wants to kick off a discussion about documents in general and how we generate/edit/consume them.

Join us and add your opinion to the mix!

Meeting details

March 31st 2022 16:00 CEDT
Location (online):
https://ht-group.zoom.us/j/95794941629
Meeting ID: 957 9494 1629
Find your local number: https://ht-group.zoom.us/u/abHYEL9b2w
Or scan the below QR code to add it to your calendar immediately:

For whom is this call?
The Global Ambassador / Super User call started as an initiative by Joerg Rafflenbeul and Femke Goedhart to bring together people who within their own organizations are (or consider themselves) advocates, super users or ambassadors for the HCL Connections platform. To discuss and exchange information around the platform and challenges encountered while getting it to be adopted by your organizations. It is open to all who are interested, work with it or are interested in the user enablement/adoption topic. Meetings take place once every 4-5 weeks via an online meeting.
Got a story to share? We always like to kick off our calls with a 5 min intro by one of the participants explaining about their situation and challenges. So reach out to one of us if you would like to do that in one of our next meetings!

February HCL Connections Super Users meetup: Why do people struggle with open knowledge sharing?

We have a topic (and challenge!) for our February meetup that has come up during previous meetups more than once: Getting people to share their knowledge openly and the things that keep them from doing so.

So we figured it was about time to tackle it!

Luis Suarez profile picture

And who better than to have Luis Suarez, Digital Transformation & Data Analytics Advisor at panagenda to kick off this theme! As no other has he followed the creed of sharing his knowledge openly. And during his many years of work as a digital transformation advisor he has discussed this topic and its challenges with companies and practitioners world wide.

Join us if you are interested to hear how others struggle with, and handle this topic and join in the conversation yourself!

Meeting details

February 24th 2022 16:00 CEDT
Location (online):
https://ht-group.zoom.us/j/95794941629
Meeting ID: 957 9494 1629
Find your local number: https://ht-group.zoom.us/u/abHYEL9b2w
Or scan the below QR code to add it to your calendar immediately:

For whom is this call?
The Global Ambassador / Super User call started as an initiative by Joerg Rafflenbeul and Femke Goedhart to bring together people who within their own organizations are (or consider themselves) advocates, super users or ambassadors for the HCL Connections platform. To discuss and exchange information around the platform and challenges encountered while getting it to be adopted by your organizations. It is open to all who are interested, work with it or are interested in the user enablement/adoption topic. Meetings take place once every 4-5 weeks via an online meeting.
Got a story to share? We always like to kick off our calls with a 5 min intro by one of the participants explaining about their situation and challenges. So reach out to one of us if you would like to do that in one of our next meetings!

Engage is moved!

Due to still lingering covid-19 perils and uncertainties the Engage Benelux user group event was moved from March to May this year. If you’re involved with HCL products and not aware of this event then please take note as this is the event to go to!

The whole event is in English and organized meticulously by Theo Hesselmans and his wife Hilde and generally acknowledged as one of the best events out there for the HCL Collaboration tools suite. Due to English being the language of all sessions, people from all over the world attend so this is not limited to the Benelux alone and the program includes great sessions from experts in the field.

I can definitely recommend it!

https://engage.ug/

January HCL Connections super user meeting: All about Tasks & To Do’s!

We’re kicking of the year good with another HCL Connections Ambassadors/Super users session. This time about Activity management.

What is the role of tasks and To Do’s in a modern ESN like HCL Connections, what are the challenges and how do Activities, Activities Plus and Huddo Boards fill a gap or compete with other systems within your organization like Jira, notes tasks, Trello or other tools that users have at their disposal?

Guest speaker Christoph Stoettner, Vegard IT GMBH will introduce us to the topic and explain some of the challenges he has seen as Senior HCL Connections Consultant over the years.

Meeting details

January 20th 2022 16:00 CEDT
Location (online):
https://ht-group.zoom.us/j/95794941629
Meeting ID: 957 9494 1629
Find your local number: https://ht-group.zoom.us/u/abHYEL9b2w

Or scan the below QR code to add it to your calendar immediately:

For whom is this call?

The Global Ambassador / Super User call started as an initiative by Joerg Rafflenbeul and Femke Goedhart to bring together people who within their own organizations are (or consider themselves) advocates, super users or ambassadors for the HCL Connections platform. To discuss and exchange information around the platform and challenges encountered while getting it to be adopted by your organizations. It is open to all who are interested, work with it or are interested in the user enablement/adoption topic. Meetings take place once every 4-5 weeks via an online meeting.

Got a story to share? We always like to kick off our calls with a 5 min intro by one of the participants explaining about their situation and challenges. So reach out to one of us if you would like to do that in one of our next meetings!

December Super User meetup – “Tight control or Free for all?”

This months HCL Connections Super User / Ambassador call will be all about whether to keep tight control or giving your user full control. What are the benefits and downsides of for instance restricting the ability to create blogs or communities and what can you do to make your users responsible with the freedom they have?

This meetings’ special guest who will start us of is Tim Clark. Tim has worked for years with HCL Connections and now works for HCL. He’ll be kicking off the discussion with his point of view on this topic.

Want to join? Do!

Meeting details

December 2nd 2021 16:00 CEDT
Location (online):
https://ht-group.zoom.us/j/95794941629
Meeting ID: 957 9494 1629
Find your local number: https://ht-group.zoom.us/u/abHYEL9b2w

Or scan the below QR code to add it to your calendar immediately:

For whom is this call?

The Global Ambassador / Super User call started as an initiative by Joerg Rafflenbeul and Femke Goedhart to bring together people who within their own organizations are (or consider themselves) advocates, super users or ambassadors for the HCL Connections platform. To discuss and exchange information around the platform and challenges encountered while getting it to be adopted by your organizations. It is open to all who are interested, work with it or are interested in the user enablement/adoption topic. Meetings take place once every 4-5 weeks via an online meeting.

Got a story to share? We always like to kick off our calls with a 5 min intro by one of the participants explaining about their situation and challenges. So reach out to one of us if you would like to do that in one of our next meetings!

October 2021 Super users Meetup: Benefits of absence!

This months super users / guide call for HCL Connections will be all about how to use HCL Connections ‘in the light of things absent’.

For instance, there could be things absent or missing from:

  • The product itself (e.g. features that get taken out or not complete enough…)
  • From needed functionalities not covered by other tools (e.g. “Our organization doesn’t have an intranet!”)
  • Or by organizational elements (“I changed roles and now I have no Connections anymore!”)

The absence of solutions usually makes people inventive and come up with their own. And often HCL Connections can play a role there. So, how do you and your users adept, invent or deal with the absence of things and how does ‘absence’ and the subsequent needs for being creative benefit the user experience in HCL Connections?

Our guest to kick off the discussion this time will be Dr.-Ing. Carsten Rose. Carsten is a manager for digital solutions at Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG and will tell us all about his experiences and challenges.

Want to join? Do! The meeting/discussion is open to anyone with an affinity or opinion on HCL Connections. Whether you are experienced or not.

Meeting details

October 28th 2021 16:00 CEDT
Location (online):
https://ht-group.zoom.us/j/95794941629
Meeting ID: 957 9494 1629
Find your local number: https://ht-group.zoom.us/u/abHYEL9b2w

Or scan the below QR code to add it to your calendar immediately:

For whom is this call?

The Global Ambassador / Super User call started as an initiative by Joerg Rafflenbeul and Femke Goedhart to bring together people who within their own organizations are (or consider themselves) advocates, super users or ambassadors for the HCL Connections platform. To discuss and exchange information around the platform and challenges encountered while getting it to be adopted by your organizations. It is open to all who are interested, work with it or are interested in the user enablement/adoption topic. Meetings take place once every 4-5 weeks via an online meeting.

Got a story to share? We always like to kick off our calls with a 5 min intro by one of the participants explaining about their situation and challenges. So reach out to one of us if you would like to do that in one of our next meetings!

Getting back together!

Summer is drawing to an end and therefore it’s time again to get back to the realities of work. Not that that is a bad thing! As it is also the time to start exploring new ideas and new inspirations with a fresh attitude. So what better than to start that off with a conversation with like minded people!

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Our regular HCL Connections super users chat is on again. An hour of exchanging ideas, listening to others and (if you want) sharing your own ideas, frustrations, questions and solutions around HCL Connections.

We’re easing into it easy so no fixed topic this time although we would love to hear what inspirations you got from stepping back for a few weeks and how you are planning on taking your HCL Connections platform further this year.

So join us! Next Thursday from 4-5PM CET for the HCL Connections Super users chat.

Meeting details

June 10th 2021 16:00 CEDT
Location (online):
https://ht-group.zoom.us/j/95794941629
Meeting ID: 957 9494 1629
Find your local number: https://ht-group.zoom.us/u/abHYEL9b2w

Or scan the below QR code to add it to your calendar immediately:

For whom is this call?

The Global Ambassador / Super User call started as an initiative by Joerg Rafflenbeul and Femke Goedhart to bring together people who within their own organizations are (or consider themselves) advocates, super users or ambassadors for the HCL Connections platform. To discuss and exchange information around the platform and challenges encountered while getting it to be adopted by your organizations. It is open to all who are interested, work with it or are interested in the user enablement/adoption topic. Meetings take place once every 4-5 weeks via an online meeting.

Got a story to share? We always like to kick off our calls with a 5 min intro by one of the participants explaining about their situation and challenges. So reach out to one of us if you would like to do that in one of our next meetings!

HCL Connections Super Users meetup June – The one about Hidden gemstones

HCL Connections is a fast platform with many features and even more ways in which you can use them.  It’s hard to know them all so in this meetup we hope to discuss the ‘hidden gemstones’. Tips, tricks and ideas of how to use HCL Connections and its features. 

From interface feature tips like knowing that the business card shows links to directly go to the users personal files, forum, blog and community interactions. To ways in which you might have implemented a feature to obtain a goal totally different from what it was originally intended for. This session is about creative uses, nifty tricks and anything else that comes up in the conversation!

As a kickoff speaker this time we have Andreas Weinbrecht. IBM Champion, HCL Ambassador and Account Manager at Beck et al. GmbH. 

 

So join in and hear what Andreas and others see as their biggest win and share your own if you have any.

Meeting details

June 10th 2021 16:00 CEDT
Location (online):
https://ht-group.zoom.us/j/95794941629
Meeting ID: 957 9494 1629
Find your local number: https://ht-group.zoom.us/u/abHYEL9b2w

Or scan the below QR code to add it to your calendar immediately:

For whom is this call?

The Global Ambassador / Super User call started as an initiative by Joerg Rafflenbeul and Femke Goedhart to bring together people who within their own organizations are (or consider themselves) advocates, super users or ambassadors for the HCL Connections platform. To discuss and exchange information around the platform and challenges encountered while getting it to be adopted by your organizations. It is open to all who are interested, work with it or are interested in the user enablement/adoption topic. Meetings take place once every 3-4 weeks via an online meeting.

Got a story to share? We always like to kick off our calls with a 5 min intro by one of the participants explaining about their situation and challenges. So reach out to one of us if you would like to do that in one of our next meetings!



What does ‘connecting’ mean in HCL Connections? Meetup MAy 6th

What challenges do you encounter using HCL Connections as a Guide / Super User / Ambassador … ? Every 4 weeks we come together to discuss a topic and the challenges we face. Topics come from previous discussions or from suggestions from participants. Rarely do we stay on topic but the calls are always interesting! This times the topic is:

“What does ‘connecting’ mean in HCL Connections?”

Which came from a discussion about how people connect in HCL Connections and what is leading: Someone’s profile, their content, the communities they are a member of…? So what do you think? It doesn’t matter if you want to actively participate or just listen to what other say, you’re welcome!

Join the Zoom Meeting on May 6th at 16:00 CEDT
https://ht-group.zoom.us/j/95794941629

Meeting ID: 957 9494 1629
Find your local number: https://ht-group.zoom.us/u/abHYEL9b2w

Or scan the below QR Code to add the meeting to your calendar!

For whom is this call?

The Global Ambassador / Super User call started as an initiative by Joerg Rafflenbeul and Femke Goedhart to bring together people who within their own organizations are (or consider themselves) advocates, super users or ambassadors for the HCL Connections platform. To discuss and exchange information around the platform and challenges encountered while getting it to be adopted by your organizations. It is open to all who are interested, work with it or are interested in the user enablement/adoption topic. Meetings take place once every 3-4 weeks via an online meeting.

Got a story to share? We always like to kick off our calls with a 5 min intro by one of the participants explaining about their situation and challenges. So reach out to one of us if you would like to do that in one of our next meetings!

NEXT MEETUP FOR HCL CONNECTIONS AMBASSADOR/SUPER USERS: What is HCL Connections actually meant to be used for?

The theme last week in our Global HCL Connections Super Users/Ambassador was “Collaboration in a broader sense. What challenges do you encounter using HCL Connections in conjunction with other collaboration tools?“. There were some interesting perspectives on this but what also evolved was that the conversation shifted towards a new topic:

“What is HCL Connections actually meant to be used for?”

So that’s a theme we would like to explore further during our next meeting! And to kick off the discussion we found Stuart McIntyre willing to start it off. Join us and join in!

The meetup will be on April 1st (and no, that’s no joke!) at 16:00 CEST/GMT+2 and is open to all. Scan the QR code below to add the meeting to your agenda or add it manually. The Meeting ID is: https://ht-group.zoom.us/j/95794941629

For whom is this call?

The Global Ambassador / Super User call started as an initiative by Joerg Rafflenbeul and Femke Goedhart to bring together people who within their own organizations are (or consider themselves) advocates, super users or ambassadors for the HCL Connections platform. To discuss and exchange information around the platform and challenges encountered while getting it to be adopted by your organizations. It is open to all who are interested, work with it or are interested in the user enablement/adoption topic. Meetings take place once every 3-4 weeks via an online meeting.

Got a story to share? We always like to kick off our calls with a 5 min intro by one of the participants explaining about their situation and challenges. So reach out to one of us if you would like to do that in one of our next meetings!