Summary: What is the Intranet Design Annual report? What trends were identified in the winners of the best intranet designs? Mobile access to intranet pages, agile development, mega-menu navigation, picture sharing, employee profiles and more! Each year the Nielsen Norman Group publishes the Intranet Design Annual1 which digs deep to select 10 winners in their intranet design contest. From the detailed case studies we have distilled the top 7 intranet design trends that will transform your intranet from diamond-in-the-rough to sparkling gemstone!
Summary: What is intranet usability? Why should you care? How can it be improved? Guidelines for navigation. Overview of paper prototyping. A recent study by the Nielsen Norman Group showed that users are not happy with their intranets1. Satisfaction ratings were a dismal 66%. To put it in perspective, that is only marginally better than the Rotten Tomatoes rating for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Which was terrible.
The Support Team at Intranet Connections get to see a lot of unique intranet ideas from our clients who achieve fun and exciting intranet features by customizing the many tools available on our intranet platform. While we are an out-of-the-box solution, which requires no back-end customization, that doesn’t mean all of our clients intranets are the same. Intranet features can be creatively adjusted for optimal results. We spoke to Leo Marnero’s from Gold Coast Hospital and Joe Culbertson from Rockdale Medical Center to see what they’ve done to customize their intranet in creative ways.
In the last five years we have witnessed one of the most turbulent periods for our bank customers and their intranets. We’ve seen a lot of intranet redesigns take place, as mergers and acquisitions have driven change management. We’ve seen structural re-orgs geared toward defining new strategic direction, while leaning on the intranet to maintain employee communication and engagement.
The idea of co-operatives and credit unions originated in Rochdale, England in 1844. From Rochdale, the co-operative idea spread throughout Europe and the first credit society was established in 1852 in Flammersfeld, Germany. Since the 1850s the credit union model has wildly spread, including to North America in 1900. The credit union model of a co-op and members owning the organization is unique. In the same vein, credit unions need and utilize intranet software in unique and often different ways than other financial organizations. This blog will discuss the primary ways credit unions connect, collaborate and create on their
Being an intranet software provider, our goal is to discover new means of improving our solution to continuously deliver benefits to our customers. That is why we work closely with many of our 240 financial customers to understand which features they utilize or need most to accomplish their jobs more efficiently and effectively. InTouch Credit Union joined our Intranet Connections family in 2011, sharing with us that our Credit Union Intranet spoke more to the unique needs of credit unions than other intranet software solutions they evaluated. This was a huge boost to our hardworking Intranet Connections Team and we
Working for a Financial or Healthcare Organization and looking to get the most out of your intranet? Take inspiration from the most commonly used intranet features by organizations just like yours. As the Product Manager here at Intranet Connections, I talk with customers about what works best for them on the intranet and what doesn’t. I’ve had the opportunity to see how our intranet software has been implemented in a variety of different organizations. While each organization has its own unique communication challenges, I’ve noticed that intranets in the same industries tend to implement the same features. From my experience, here are
I recently published a blog showcasing three customers’ highly effective Corporate Intranet examples. We received a lot of positive feedback as well as requests for more examples. In lieu of Financial Planning Week last week, I thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase five customers’ highly effective Financial Intranet examples. In skimming through our previous blogs featuring our outstanding clients, I came across a number of interesting Financial Intranet examples I could showcase. In fact, we just recently published two blogs featuring two of our financial clients, InTouch Credit Union and Pima Federal Credit Union – I encourage you to
Your intranet can be an indispensable tool in implementing the universal banker model. The tellers at your bank or credit union branches are highly trained on transactional processes. When a customer comes into the branch to deposit a cheque, your tellers can do that quickly, and with a smile. But what happens when a customer asks how to install your bank’s new mobile application? The transformation of tellers into universal bankers is a daunting challenge for any financial organization. Universal bankers (or member consultants at credit unions) must be proficient both behind and in front of the counter. With the
As Financial Planning Week descends upon us, the hustle and bustle of getting your bank, credit union or financial firm prepared for this busy week is daunting. The good news? Your Financial Intranet can help by eliminating the dozens of emails that need to be sent to all employees, providing a central depository for all related documents to be stored and educating/training staff on financial planning week initiatives. Want more good news? This blog is packed with great ideas on how you leverage your Financial Intranet to accomplish all this and more. Have a browse and let me know if