Summary: Four daily principles for improving employee engagement while creating a connected, motivated, high-performing team. Our people are our most critical component to success. This is true for virtually all businesses, and it’s certainly true at Intranet Connections. Subscribe for Intranet Tips And while I’m proud of our intranet technology, I’m more proud of the people I work with day in and day out. If you’ve talked to our support team, you may have met Karl, who lives by the sign he put above his desk that says “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work”. If you’ve visited our blog, you’ve
Summary: Make use of your internal tools at hand to motivate employees to create an ultimately more efficient, energized workplace. It isn’t always easy to know whether your employees and coworkers feel highly motivated at work or not. They may seem happy and excited to come to work, but in reality, there may be some hindrances that aren’t allowing them to reach their full potential. What we do know is that employee motivation matters – Highly engaged businesses see a 20% increase in sales and a 10% increase in customer ratings compared to businesses with low engagement levels (officevibe).
Summary: Leverage your internal communication tools to drive home what your company stands for. "Describe your company culture" is a common question asked by my peers after starting out with a new organization. Luckily, I was able to answer this almost immediately at Intranet Connections, largely in part to our internal communication hub; the intranet. As employees rate their company’s qualities 20% higher at companies with strong cultures, it’s important to foster and develop these key cultural values right away. Why not use a digital interface to help boost culture adoption? With
Summary: Here at Intranet Connections, we are always trying out different workplace engagement ideas, and recently renewed our commitment to a weekly “Lunch and Learn” program. The concept is simple, each Friday, one or more employees commits to presenting a learning topic to all staff to hopefully spark conversation and/or provide insight to staff who may not be aware of the topic being delivered. Topics need not be work-related, though a majority have some applicability to work in terms of a technology or technique we can adopt to increase workplace efficiency, promote a
Summary: Lazy and entitled? Or tech savvy and progressive? How to leverage employee engagement software to create workplaces that motivate millennials. As of 2015, millenials have officially taken over as the largest chunk of the workforce. Unless you recently stepped out of a smokey DeLorean straight from 1985, you'll have noticed this shift brought considerable changes in the workplace. So, with baby boomers on their way out, gen Xers on their way up, gen z coming in hot, and millennials taking the biggest piece of the pie, how do employers evolve their work to
Summary: In this blog post, we thought we'd share with you some of the best employee engagement moments and success stories from this past year. At Intranet Connections, our 5 core values are ingrained in our corporate culture, 'SPICE': Simplicity, positivity, integrity, creativity and empathy. These are also areas that we celebrate 'wins', not just in financial success, but in individual employees, and customers. Below are a few of Intranet Connection's biggest wins from 2017: Broke records including biggest sales quarter, month, and day. Hired twelve new team members across all departments, and welcomed one back from maternity leave.
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
Summary: This week on Meet The Team, We are pleased to present Michelle's employee profile. Whether it’s World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, or figuring your way out of an escape room, our resident gamer Michelle is all in. Michelle has been at Intranet Connections since 2013, and is familiar with multiple versions of our software after having worked with customers in Support. When she returned from maternity leave, Michelle upped her game as our Client Support Rep, helping customers get more from their software by reaching out to both brand new and long-established customers with product information and how-tos.
Summary: Employee engagement is a vital ingredient to the success at Intranet Connections. That's why we came up with our SPICE acronym: simplicity, positivity, integrity, creativity, and empathy. Keeping our employees engaged with these five core values not only keeps them at the company for longer but improves productivity in the workplace. Sugar and spice make everything nice in our office. Employees work hard, enjoy coming into work, have their work recognized, and form great relationships with each other. For some, the ability to engage with others comes naturally, but most often it is a skill set just like any