Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

Does Your Intranet Have a Killer App?

Summary: What is a killer intranet app? Examples of Killer Apps. What is an Anti-Killer app?
Previously we discussed intranet usability as it relates to your navigation, Jar Jar Binks and your content. Having banished Jar Jar from your intranet, you will be relieved that he also had no place in the latest Star Wars saga. The role of comic relief went largely to the plucky little ball robot, BB-8. He became the killer app, if you will, at the heart of the new series. Whether he was carrying the map to the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, or making people ponder how it is he can roll about without his head being flung from his body, he captivated audiences of all ages. 

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

6 Tips for Building Great Navigation Menus

Summary: 6 tips for building navigation menus from the correct way to label, structure and layout menus to security options.
Every intranet needs navigation menus to help users find their way around. While the Enterprise Search is best for scoping out specific items with keywords, navigation menus create a call to action by advertising important options that users may not otherwise know exist. However, not all menus are created equal. Building great navigation menus comes with experience, so here are 6 tips to help give your menu-building skills a boost.

By |February 22, 2016|Best Practices, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Fall Back in Love with Your Intranet Solution

Summary: 3 tips to help you fall back in love with your intranet solution, including content clean-up, design refresh and dividing intranet administration up among multiple people.
You’ve spent a few good years with your intranet, then one morning you wake up wondering… is that all there is? It seems to have lost the level of engagement it once had, and that necessary spark has disappeared. At one point, your intranet was useful, efficient and helped to complete daily work tasks. I am here to remind you that all hope is not lost! Renew your intranet to its former glory and re-ignite the spark. Fall back in love with your intranet solution with these simple tips.

By |February 15, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

How To Create and Report KPIs For Your Organization

Summary: Best practices to create Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for your organization, plus 3 steps on getting started including; assigning responsibility, measuring success and promoting results.
The definition of success differs from person to person. To define success for your company in a way that everyone understands, it’s best to quantify. Use numbers, also known as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), to evaluate your success at reaching targets or accomplishing goals. Employees can compare and contrast their KPIs to the overarching corporate goal, work together to achieve departmental KPIs and match personal goals with company expectations.

The Formula for a Great Intranet

Summary: What makes a great intranet? As an intranet administrator, you have probably asked yourself that question once or twice. Being tasked with administering the intranet means it’s up to you to make sure it’s not only great, but that is stays great.
Luckily for you, we have the formula for a great intranet!
1. Simplicity
A key component of the formula for a great intranet is simplicity. First and foremost, you need

By |January 28, 2016|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Top 3 Ways To Boost Employee Morale

Summary: How employee morale affects your business and what you can do to improve it. Top 3 tips to boost employee morale include; providing recognition, ensuring employees are satisfied and employee retention.
There are a variety of things that can lower employee morale in a business; from a change over in management to the merging of two cultures. With this is mind, there there are some business tools that can assist in ensuring your employee morale is at an all time high, one of which is an intranet. An intranet can connect new team members, provide a consistent brand identity, keep employees updated on company news and make them feel apart of their companies success.

How to Design Your New Intranet Home Page

Summary: Discover 5 tips to help you design an effective intranet home page with real customer’s intranet home page examples to draw inspiration from.
Whether you are implementing a new intranet, or redesigning an old one, there are some standard best practices to take into account when designing your new intranet home page. Many of our customers have embraced these concepts and created home pages that engage and excite their employees, enhancing their use of the intranet and ensuring they keep coming back for more.

Who Should Own Your Intranet?

Summary: How to delegate intranet ownership and tips to get started, including; understanding intranet basics, onboarding new users, setting permissions and effective menu navigation.
When establishing who should take ownership of your intranet the age old adage ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ rings true. Your company is a culmination of many departments who all have different goals. To think that one person can determine the needs of an entire organization would be overreaching. With that in mind, it’s important that more than one person holds the key to your intranet!

Top 10 Intranet Software Blog Posts in 2015

Summary: What are the top Intranet Software blog posts of 2015? From intranet design to intranet names, we highlighted the ‘need-to-know’ intranet software tips based on popularity! [TOP 10]
In the whirlwind that has passed, also known as 2015, Intranet Connections took on the task of becoming the ‘go-to’ resource for Intranet tips, examples, and ideas! To wrap up 2015, we’ve highlighted the blog posts you found most useful throughout the year. Starting with our 10th most popular and concluding with our Number 1, Numero Uno, Top Dog, blog post of the year! See if your favorite Intranet Connections blog post made the cut, if not, add it in the comment section below!