Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

About Carolyn Douglas

Carolyn Douglas, Founder of the software Intranet Connections, started her endeavor of creating intranets out of a passion to cater to employees rather than technology. Her philosophy is your intranet can have all the bells and whistles but without employees using it, your intranet is gathering dust. This commitment to simple and easy to use intranet software, combined with amazing customer service that delivers the best of employee engagement ideas and practices, has secured Intranet Connections as one of the leading intranet solutions since its inception in 1999.

Intranet Management Needs a CEO

Summary: How to manage an intranet including tips on assigning an intranet management CEO and leadership team.
There is a famous saying that it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a community of people who coach, teach, mentor and care to create a successful company. This is very much the same in regards to the success of your intranet. It takes strategic intranet management and visionary direction for

By |February 29, 2016|Best Practices|0 Comments

How Bank Intranets can Improve Employee Experiences

In the last five years we have witnessed one of the most turbulent periods for our bank customers and their intranets. We’ve seen a lot of intranet redesigns take place, as mergers and acquisitions have driven change management. We’ve seen structural re-orgs geared toward defining new strategic direction, while leaning on the intranet to maintain employee communication and engagement.

By |August 13, 2015|Finance Intranet, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Busting the Myth Behind Intranet Software

I have to admit I am at fault. I am one of many who write about intranets saving the day when it comes to employees who are disengaged and lack corporate connection. This may sound strange coming from me, the founder of an intranet software company, but using intranet software on it’s own to fix a broken culture or to engage employees with fancy tricks and beautiful designs simply doesn’t work. I am going to bust this myth and here’s why:

By |July 16, 2015|Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Task-Based vs. Topic-Based Intranet Navigation

I was recently on a website and found myself cursing under my breath because I could not for the life of me find the “contact” in this website’s menu. All I wanted to do was ask a simple question via email. What led me to this website was a task. I needed an answer to my question, and after slogging through the site content, including the FAQ area, I was not successful in getting my answer. So I looked for an area to contact them. I finally found it, three layers deep under an ambiguous heading.

By |June 22, 2015|Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Online Forms & Workflows are at the Center of Intranet ROI

In a recent post, I talked about how intranets have matured and are becoming a must-have within the enterprise. There are a lot of soft return on investment (ROI) impacts of intranets, including social, collaborative and employee recognition applications that lend to employee morale, retention and fostering company culture.

But where is the bottom line ROI, that equates to real dollar value and return on your investment?
Increase Return on Investment
With Intranet

By |April 27, 2015|Intranet Applications, Intranet Software|0 Comments

If You Want the Best Intranet, Stop Doing These 5 Things

Sometimes seeking out the best intranet and getting genuine intranet buy-in feels like a pretty elusive goal. Like trying to pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time; you can do it for a few minutes but somewhere along the way you miss a step and lose your rhythm.

For many of us intranet admins, it feels like we work double time to provide more than enough valuable

By |April 6, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Why Our Customers Looked for a SharePoint Alternative

It is no secret that SharePoint is the proverbial Gorilla for enterprise intranets. Early adopters of a SharePoint Intranet have often called upon us as they found SharePoint was too much work and too costly to actually get off the ground. Although initially they romanticized about customizing the perfect intranet solution with a custom built SharePoint intranet, they quickly realized it was an unmanageable and cost prohibitive project that likely

By |February 2, 2015|Intranet Software, Product News|0 Comments

Happy Holidays from Your Intranet Software!

2014 A Year of New Intranet Software
As the year draws to a close and the holiday season is upon us, I enjoy taking the time to reflect on a productive and full year. In 2014, many of you embarked on intranet redesigns and we were thrilled to see most of you upgrade to our “Mega Release” and utilize the awesome power of Mega Menus. We also stepped into a new adventure and

By |December 18, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How HR Can Make The Intranet Better For Employees

A few years ago I wrote about the HR Intranet. When you look at departments within an organization and how they relate to content on the intranet, HR and IT are two dominant teams that should have a strong presence. HR on the intranet is typically a heavily content-based and functional site, a place to view policies, handbooks, guidelines, benefits and payroll information. It is the go-to point for people-related

By |November 3, 2014|Intranet Applications, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

How Your Intranet Helps with Change Management

As we are gearing up for our Super Search release, I began to think about all the different things an intranet can help with within an organization. Not just the “techy” things, but how it helps with productivity, efficiency, employee engagement, collaboration and even employee retention. But another, perhaps less thought of way to utilize an intranet is with change management, which is critical in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing business world.
Change

By |September 2, 2014|Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|2 Comments