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Your Intranet as a Project Collaboration Tool

Summary:  Leverage your intranet as a collaboration tool to help employees connect and share on projects sites. An intranet is an invaluable collaboration tool for multi-departmental projects.  Many people believe that an intranet as something that only lives and breathes in the mysterious realm of the IT team.  With an Intranet from Intranet Connections, you have many tools built-in that will help you collaborate on any project; no 20-sided dice rolling or magic hat required.  Here’s how you can make the most of them. Collaboration Tools Communication Internal communication tools help employees connect and share; the first step to effective

Improve Communication In The Workplace With The Right Tools

Summary: Effective communication in the workplace is key for any successful business. But - without the proper tools, it can sometimes be a challenge to ensure open and clear lines of communication. That’s where your intranet software comes in! Whether you want your employees informed about company news, policy updates, blog posts, company events or employee recognition, an intranet will give you the means to make sure your company is informed and engaged. Company News Getting your employees engaged with company news can often be a hurdle, especially when your main form of communication is email. With an intranet, you give

5 Crucial Communication Tools In The Digital Workplace

Summary: Companies are quickly adopting social technologies in their digital workplace as a means of improving productivity, collaboration, and communication within their organization. When communication switched from phone calls to emails in the 90s, it was revolutionary. Now the speed of adopting technologies has taken off to rocket speed. Emails and phone calls are now seemingly archaic means of communication when it comes to getting information quickly. We've compiled a list of 5 advanced communication tools that are vital for thriving in this fast-paced digital world we live in. The History of Social Technologies in the Digital Workplace According to a research study conducted

Measuring Employee Engagement With Intranet Insights – Stats at Every Level

Summary: To design Intranet Insights, we had many conversations with customers to determine what they really needed out of intranet statistics in addition to measuring employee engagement. Customers let us know they needed to view data at every level. High-Level Metrics they can present to management. Mid-Level Statistics for sites and applications, and then filtered by department and location. Low-Level Data exported to Excel to calculate their own metrics or to troubleshoot specific problems. This blog post demonstrates how we met these challenges using Intranet Insights. High-Level Metrics Insight’s Main Dashboard gives you at a glance information which shows you intranet adoption

Generating Employee Engagement with Millennials

Summary: 3 simple steps to generate employee engagement within the millennial workforce. There are mountains of information and opinions on how to work with millennials.  We’ve mined through the proverbial trenches to present you with these gems: 1. Stimulate Employee Engagement with Employee Recognition First and foremost, this generation craves recognition.  It’s motivating to be acknowledged for the time, effort and devotion to the task.  Be careful, praise that is not genuine or doled out like ‘participation awards’ is quickly identified as disingenuous and will leave a negative impression. One great way to do this is to extend feedback with

The Five Habits of Highly Engaged Employees

Summary: Typically, the focus is on actions companies can take to foster employee engagement in the workplace.  This is one side of the coin, but a healthy relationship requires a marriage of responsibilities, efforts, and behavior. For a company, it starts with clarity of purpose and strategy. By connecting goals and actions bottom-to-top, employees know what they’re working towards achieving.  An intranet is a support tool to communicate these, through company news, blogging, goal setting, celebration events & posts, employee recognition, job opportunity, promotion, and milestones.  The biggest responsibility is first and foremost in hiring the right people, then providing encouragement,

Bridging the Communication Gap between Generations

Summary: With three generations blended in today's workforce, bridging the communication gap is a fundamental ingredient to a synergistic workplace. Today’s workforce is comprised of members of three generations. Baby boomers whom are at the sunset of their careers and preparing for retirement. Generation X members whom are mostly mid life and mid career. Generation Y (also know as Millennials) which are in the early stage of the employment lives. There are definite differences in the work ethic, values and attitudes of Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials. Boomers, tend to be very focused on work and career, preferring a

3 Time Saving Ideas for the Office – Reducing Email Volume

Summary: Reducing email volume is a primary goal for many organizations. We have provided 3 unqiue time-saving ideas for your office! Don't work harder; work smarter. There's a finite amount of time we spend at the office so being efficient and highly productive are crucial. Don't worry though - there are a variety of ways you can ease the time-crunch. Below are three time-saving ideas for your office that are sure to help your team to get sh*t done. Spoiler alert: they all focus on reducing email volume. 1. Reduce Email Volume. Remove All Staff Emails. “But I love my excess

3 Ways You can Leverage Your Intranet for Employee Collaboration

Summary: Do you want to improve employee collaboration in your organization? Leverage your intranet using these 3 tools. Intranets have come a long way since its early beginnings as a glorified filing system. Today’s intranets have much more functionality and resemble visually appealing websites we use in our personal time. Despite intranets becoming more modern in both functionality and appearance, many organizations are still using intranets the same way they were 10+ years ago. Organizations aren’t using their intranets to its full potential, and are missing out on the plethora of collaboration tools within the platform. Because of this, employee collaboration is

Evaluating the Potential Value of Workplace by Facebook

Summary: Evaluating Facebook’s entry into the collaborative business platform market, Workplace by Facebook. Workplace by Facebook is Facebook’s recent entry into the collaborative platform software market. It brought new focus from management on internal communication tools. Workplace by Facebook promises to: Connect everyone in your company and turn ideas into action Use groups to help make decisions and keep your team on the same page Keep work from slowing down when people are out of office Eliminate or drastically reduce need for internal collaboration tools such as the intranet, telephony systems, video conference and distribution lists