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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

5 Tips for Creating a Connected Workforce to Improve Employee Engagement

Summary: Having employees that are connected to your organization will skyrocket your employee engagement levels. Find out how you can ensure your employees are connected with these 5 tips. When an employee feels connected to his or her workplace, amazing things happen! Your workforce becomes more engaged, more productive and better retained. The tricky part is making sure your employees feel connected to your organization and the work that you do. How do you make sure your employees are connected to your organization’s vision, culture, work and people? We have the 5 keys to successfully connecting your employees to your organization to improve

The 5 Challenges of Creating a Strategic Planning Process

Summary: Before starting your strategic planning process, review the following 5 challenges and accompanying solutions so you can ensure your planning goes as smoothly as possible! Employees are often head-down in the day-to-day operations of the company. It can be easy for them to forget what their hard work is contributing towards; the big picture. This is why many companies are interested in implementing a strategic planning process. Strategic planning processes can be broken down monthly, quarterly and yearly, and they focus on individual, departmental and corporate goals.

Effectively use Your Intranet as Collaboration Software

summary: 4 tools to turn your intranet into fully-functioning collaboration software, such as Project Sites and Discussion Forums. Many people don’t think ‘intranet’ when they hear ‘collaboration software’. This is due, in part, to people still believing that intranet software is an IT only program. While IT may assist with setting your intranet up, we have seen a shift in the types of users that manage and maintain the intranet. Instead, users are much more communicative and collaborative, and the purpose of the intranet is for just that.

Reducing Email Volume within Your Organization

Summary: 4 tips for reducing  email volume and relying more on your intranet for communication. Whenever I tell organizations that we’ve removed “all staff” emails entirely within our company, it is inevitably followed by gasps. Countless organizations rely on email for internal communication, so the concept of removing all staff emails seems inconceivable.  “How else do you communicate?” they often ask, and I reply with, “through our company intranet, of course!”

Happy, Harmonious Daily Huddles

Summary: 4 tips for making the most out of your daily huddles. Daily huddles at the office are nothing new to business.  They’ve been around for a few decades or more, and have been practiced by teams in sports for much longer than that.  Here at Intranet Connections, we’ve been running them for a year now, and over that time we’ve tried many different formats, topics and creative ideas so I thought I’d share what has worked for us.  If done well, your team will walk away more informed, aligned, connected and upbeat because of the shared energy and enthusiasm that

Foster Relationships & Boost Employee Morale with Technology

Summary: Key takeaways from the AceTech Conference, such as how to boost employee morale with the use of technology. Today as I was driving up to Whistler, BC, to take in the annual AceTech Conference, I heard some dialogue on the radio talking about forces of happiness: Relationships Good diet/sleep Exercise Physical connections These things seem to just make sense.  However, it can feel like a constant battle to balance these out in the rapidly moving world we live in.

Effective Information Sharing on Your Intranet

Summary: 3 tips for effective information sharing on your intranet, from posting information to the Company News application to creating static HTML pages. When starting out with a new intranet, many organizations want to know how they should set up their site in order to provide the most effective means of communicating information with their employees. For most organizations, the point of having an intranet to begin with is to make important information more accessible, as many employees have the need to “grab-it-and-go” when it comes to information. So how can you ensure your information sharing is effective?

How to Reduce Staff Turnover Among Millennials

Summary: Organizations experience difficulty with staff turnover among the millennial generation. What causes this, and how can you avoid it in your organization? As the Product Manager at Intranet Connections, I frequently have conversations with our customers about how to apply the tools we provide to help them solve their internal communications issues. The same topics usually come up: internal communication of company news, centralized policies and procedures, or process automation with forms and workflows. But recently a new problem has come up with no easy answer: how to reduce staff turnover with the millennial generation.

Trade In Short-Term Resolutions For Long-Term Company Goals

Summary: Trade in short-term resolutions for long-term company goals. CEO, Rob Nikkel, discusses 8 company goals Intranet Connections has set for 2016. Get inspired to create your own company goals this year. January has now passed and if we are to believe the statistics, that means more than 90% of us have already broken our resolutions. It seems that at the beginning of the year, after spending quality time with friends and family away from the office, we are re-energized and enthusiastic to do great things, be better humans, and predict a better future. It’s good to be aspirational and