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Top 3 Workplace Problems and Intranet Solutions

Summary:  Here we discuss the top 3 workplace problems our customers experience, and the intranet solutions which mitigate the troubles. If your company has never had an intranet solution before, it may be hard to see the time and cost benefits of putting one in place. I mean, things have been working alright up until now right? It’s not until we get to showing our customers our solution and showing them the problems our solution can solve, that most people see the real potential for improvements. These are the top 3 pains an new intranet can help solve. Subscribe

Why Tech Companies Fail at Effective Communication Strategies in the Workplace

Summary:  This blog post tells the story of how Intranet Connections failed in creating effective communication strategies in the workplace, and how we fixed it. If you read employee reviews of pretty much every technology company in the world, you see a very common thread: the direction is unclear management is out of touch constant change but no improvement “Not us!” I thought. We have a very flat hierarchy where anyone can talk to anyone else. We have daily standups to keep everyone on the same page. We each lunch together. We define and track our goals on a

Community Software to Help Shape Workplace Culture

Summary:  Generate a strong company culture by using these three intranet tools on your community software! If culture isn’t made a priority, the risk is it will form itself, creating strife within the team, lost productivity, and misalignment with customers you serve, all at a high cost!  Humans are innately tribal, which couldn’t be more evident than in politics, sports, and religion.  We establish membership based on affinity to our beliefs and values.   The same is true in our careers.  We make emotional choices of where to work based on personal connection to the values

Use Your Intranet to Manage Change With Effective Workplace Communication

Summary:  Effective workplace communication can be achieved with your intranet tools and personal connections with staff. It’s been said (many times!) that the only constant is change, and that’s never been more true than in our rapidly-evolving workplaces. For many people, change can be unsettling, but the more effectively you communicate about it, the more likely staff will be to accept and embrace the change. A staff intranet is an excellent tool to assist with change management - read on for our top tips. Subscribe for Intranet Tips Connect Organizational Change to Company Values Often employees’ initial reaction to

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

Communication During Organizational Change

Summary: Change doesn’t have to be scary. Our Intranet offers tools to help communication during organizational change, including tracking feedback, to help you through times of change. Sooner or later, something happens in an organization that affects all employees.  In some cases, it's a merger or an acquisition. In our case, it's office construction due to growth.  We're bursting at the seams! There aren't enough meeting spaces!  There was a fist-fight over who's ham sandwich that is in the fridge! Good news is that you can lean on your intranet's built-in tools to share information, ensure everybody has read

The Mondays, The Epidemic Affecting Productivity In The Workplace

Summary: Monday, 99% of the business world's least favorite day, has been dangerously affecting productivity in the workplace for decades. Here at Intranet Connections, we've been vigorously searching for a cure since 1999. We believe to have found a cocktail mix of 3 intranet features when used correctly, can not only prevent and treat the Mondays, but cure them as well. To the 1% ‘refreshed’ Monday people who’ve had a full breakfast, dropped the kids off at school, been to the gym, showered, done your hair and showed up 15 minutes early to the office … you can stop reading here –

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