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7 Internal Communications Mistakes to Stop Making in 2019

Internal Communications Mistakes One of your big business goals for 2019 should be improving your company's internal communication. Focusing on this not only improves business proficiency but also creates a happy work environment that encourages employee satisfaction which leads to higher employee retention. You'll also find that when you actively work to improve internal communication, customer satisfaction also improves. This leads to a significant improvement in everything from customer referrals to profit margins. The impact communication mistakes has on the average business is far bigger than many people realize. You see, internal communication mistakes trigger a high level of

A Moment of Inspiration

One year ago, during an ordinary morning huddle, our huddlemaster asked three little words: What inspires you? We are on the precipice of something great, and we can't wait to tell you what it is. We are inspired by what we are working towards. We are inspired by our colleagues who make it happen. We are inspired by the endless creativity of our customers. When Intranet Connections was created in 1999, we wanted to be more than just another software. We built an intuitive platform that doesn't require a degree in computer science to figure out. Since then, our

9 Insightful Ways to Hire for Company Culture Fit

How to Hire for Company Culture Fit Hiring a candidate with all the right skills is hard enough. But nothing is more tragic than realizing your new awesome hire just doesn't fit into the company culture. Maybe your office is lively and they need a quiet place to work. Or you have office jobs and the new hire really isn't a dog person. Or there's an essential personality clash between your new hire and your star team lead. You see, even if the new employee is a rockstar in their own right at actually doing the work, office life

7 Tips for Engaging Your Introverted Team Members

Engaging Your Introverted Team Members Introverts, by nature, keep a lower profile than extroverts. Consequently, their contribution to your organization might not be quite as obvious. Both, however, perform valuable functions. Because introverts are quieter, it's easy to underestimate their contributions. They may need some extra encouragement to reach their full potential. Let's look at some of the key strengths of introverts as well as some of the best ways to bring out the best in them. Valuable Qualities of Introverts Corporations and other organizations have traditionally favored extroverts. Since extroverts are more talkative and socially aggressive, they often overshadow their

7 Ways To Tell Your Company’s Internal Communication Strategy Works

Summary: A well planned and executed internal communication strategy is one of the most ardruous yet rewarding assets for your organization. Below are 7 ways you can use to asses how healthy your strategy is. As a business operator or Human Resources professional, your livelihood hinges on your ability to retain great employees and build an enthusiastic company culture. One of the best ways to accomplish these goals is to develop a stellar internal communication system. With an intranet that is easy to navigate and update, you can build a workforce that is engaged, well-informed, and eager to participate in

5 Communication Strategies To Improve Employee Retention

Summary: In this blog post we discuss 5 communication strategies to improve employee retention. Turnover is among the most expensive problems organizations face today. It costs about one-third of a professional's salary to find a suitable replacement, should they leave. That's not including indirect productivity lost during training and onboarding. Naturally, companies across industries are looking for ways to decrease turnover. They all tend to find the same thing: a lack of engagement is among the leading causes. The key, then, is preventing that switch from ever turning. Your employees need to buy in to stay on board. A lack of proper internal

Technology and Communication in the Modern Workplace

Summary: We take a look at some common challenges experienced in technology and communication in the modern workplace, with solutions. The modern workplace is all about communication. Whether it’s the ability to send orders down the chain of command or employee requests right back up it, whether it’s group discussions with coworkers or accurate information about your own employer, communication is absolutely key. It always has been important, but as teams spread further around the world, technology is shrinking that world to make wise communications policies potentially more impactful than ever. Subscribe for Intranet Tips Your employees feel disconnected

Congratulations to: The Dugout & Golden Valley Bank!

Summary: Below is how a few IC customers have used their intranet designs with the addition of storyboard. Thank you to all the IC 14.5 Intranet Example Contestants, we love all of your submissions, and it was very diffuclt to narrow it down, so we chose 2 grand prize winners, and will be sending coffees to everyone who participated. Congratulations to the winning intranet homepage examples: The Dugout and Golden Valley Bank! The Dugout by Norwich City FC Intranet Design We can’t help but love the modern minimalistic style shown in this design. They make really great use of whitespace

A Network of Networks: IC’s Impact on INPACT

Summary: INPACT needed an affordable, feature-rich solution that could function for members across 3 regions. INPACT is a global alliance of independent accounting firms that organizes its members to overcome the challenges of global business. They assists hundreds of member companies in over 60 countries with operations in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. For years, INPACT had kept its members organized with a desktop application called Groove, but then Microsoft acquired the company in 2005. Soon, they found that features began changing while support became far harder to track down. Worst

Drive Performance: Eliminating Email Overload

Summary: In a span of just 3 decades, email has fallen from its lofty position as the most irreplaceable, efficient, enterprise-wide internal communication tool, leaving most organizations desperate for eliminating email overload. There was a time when it was hard to imagine how any business could function prior to the dawning of the email age. Once lauded as a more reliable method than the inter-office phone call, email is frequently regarded now as an unrelenting daily burden. In this post, I look at 6 solutions for reining in email overload with state-of-the-art intranet communication tools that increase efficiency and optimize