Frequently asked questions
Becoming part of the Digital Workplace Forum costs from £GBP 15,000, Euros 18,500 or $USD 25,000 per annum. Individual prices are discussed with each partner organization based on the services they want to access, so membership is tailored to need. We believe our pricing is extremely competitive, not only from an outcomes and value perspective, but also considering the cost of buying equivalent services from other groups.
Partner organizations tend to be larger enterprises (Fortune 1000 companies or equivalent). We welcome partners from both the private and public sectors. Please contact us if you would like to discuss eligibility.
C-suite or equivalent executives with functional responsibility for agile working programmes; CIOs, CTOs, Heads of HR, Heads of Communication; Real Estate professionals; HR professionals responsible for flexible working; intranet-responsible senior managers; teams working on agile working programmes.
Multiple people from your organization should be involved. We discuss the appropriate number based on the terms of your organization’s membership.
Digital Workplace Forum and the Intranet Benchmarking Forum are both separate brands within the wider Digital Workplace Group. Whilst DWF draws on the experiences, insights and methodologies of ten very successful years at IBF, its area of focus is different. IBF focuses on intranets. DWF focuses on the wider digital workplace ecosystem, and the wider set of accompanying issues.
Yes, partner organizations can also be IBF members. We discuss the individual arrangements with each partner organization.
Absolutely not! We are still passionate about intranets. The Intranet Benchmarking Forum continues to go from strength to strength, and we offer intranet consulting through our new Digital Workplace Consulting division. In fact we regard the intranet as a very important delivery channel within the wider digital workplace.
We know that our consulting support must never compromise the impartiality that is core to our benchmarking service.
We are introducing consulting services because we believe we have the checks and balances in place to ensure there is clear separation between benchmarking and consulting. Any consultant working for a client will never have direct access to any of that client’s benchmarking data without their permission. This separation is vital and resilient.
We are absolutely rigorous in ensuring the confidentiality of partner organization data and opinions. This is of upmost importance to us and has been a central beam of our offering at the Intranet Benchmarking Forum since day one. We build confidentiality aspects into all our contracts and agreements with employees, freelancers and other third parties. Where non-partner organizations are involved in events, for example, Non-Disclosure Agreements are applied.
You can see some of the benefits on our partner benefits page.
We have updated and re-worked the Digital Workplace Maturity Model to match our latest thinking and experiences. The model has now been superceded by Digital Workplace Mapping.
The founding partner organizations of the Digital Workplace Forum were Fujitsu, Johnson & Johnson and Aviva.
I’m not interested in becoming a DWF partner organization at the moment, but I’d like your advice on a project. Can you help?
Yes, we can. We offer a consulting offering to non-partner organizations through our Digital Workplace Consulting arm.
The Digital Workplace Forum is based in both the UK and the US. For example our CEO is based in the UK and our Managing Director resides in the US. We have legal entity status in both countries.
We don’t have a permanent physical head office, although staff and associates meet physically at least once a month for a co-working day, as well as at member meetings. Our experience in this area has been very positive. It has helped shape our ethos and our views on the digital workplace. You can find out more about this aspect of the IBF and the Digital Workplace Group in Paul Miller’s book “The Digital Workplace: How Technology is Liberating Work.”
DWF is independently owned. As part of the Digital Workplace Group, it is owned by The Digital Workplace Forum Group Ltd, a UK-registered company. Paul Miller is the majority shareholder.
Paul Miller does occasionally speak at events. If you’re interested in booking Paul please email Faye Andrews with details in the first instance, or call her on +44(0)7788 921066.