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
Summary: We highlight the importance of having an engaging Employee Profile and how to make yours stand out with hidden tips and tricks. We recently started sharing a series of blog posts highlighting the profiles of our very own employees at Intranet Connections, including Monica Zlotnik (HR) and Karleen Murphy (Client Services). Engagement comes when people see the ‘human-side’ of organizations, so there’s no better way to increase engagement in your company than by having Employee Profiles that shine! We’ve covered some unique ways to build an employee profile, but below takes you through the step-by-step instructions to achieve your all-star
Summary: Striking a balance between a Business Intranet and a social tool is tricky. We outline 3 steps to take to find both productivity and engagement in your intranet! With applications like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter playing a more active role for many businesses it can sometimes be difficult to understand how social elements should be deployed on a Business Intranet – or if there is even a place for them to begin with. Drawing the line between a Business Intranet and a social tool can sometimes feel like balancing a set of scales. On one end, you have productivity
Summary: Engage employees on your intranet by adding 3 easy-to-implement personal milestone tools which include; anniversaries, birthdays and employee recognition. Your intranet is a crucial connection between resources and employees. That being said, once you’ve driven employees to the intranet to retrieve a document or complete an Online Form, there are a variety of ways to engage employees and open up lines of communication regardless of department or location.
Summary: Why an intranet scavenger hunt can boost employee engagement. What some suggested tasks for an intranet scavenger hunt are. How to design your own scavenger hunt. The importance of high employee engagement in the workplace is undeniable. Engaged employees are more motivated to reach their full potential, inclined to contribute to positive company culture and committed to shared values and goals.
Summary: How can your Employee Profile stand out during employee searches? Update contact information, add a photo, provide a status and attach relevant tags. Bonus, provide easy navigation to your Employee Directory. Having a complete list of employees is a great asset for every company and 100% of our intranet clients use the Employee Directory feature. That being said, not all employee profiles are created equal and after the Design Annual Report1 unearthed design trends that included up-to-date employee profile information, we’re sharing the best practices to make your profile shine bright during employee searches.
You may remember my last post about stellar intranet experts and thought leaders I researched to get a better understanding of this fascinating and exciting industry. As I’m still fairly new to this industry, I take every opportunity to learn more about intranets as I can. In my research, I’ve found intranets are referred to as so many different things, it’s hard to keep up! Everything from ‘Internal Website’ to ‘Web Workplace’, intranet software can have many names. My blog post today covers what other names for intranet software are, and what other software systems an intranet replaces. What is
Hello Intranet Connectors! As the newest addition to the Intranet Connections team, I had a thirst and desire to ramp up my intranet knowledge quickly. Probing my stellar and informative Intranet Connections teammates on who and what they read to stay informed on intranet trends, ideas, research and thought leadership, they provided me with a wealth of knowledge that you may also find valuable to you.
Intranet software has come a long way over the last twenty years. Current products, such as Intranet Connections, provide users with a wide variety of functionality including everything from a centralized document repository to custom forms to social networking tools. Today, intranets tie together different parts of a business and provide an avenue for employees to communicate and share information quickly and efficiently. Early intranets weren’t quite so well integrated into the businesses that were using them, but their introduction was intended to solve many of the same problems they are used to solve today.
Software selection can be intimidating, especially when starting from square one. Needing to learn the basics behind the software platform you are searching for, such as “what is an intranet?”, can be an overwhelming task. As you and your software selection committee commence your intranet selection journey and seek to define your intranet and business requirements, having a handy guide on essential definitions of commonly used terms within the intranet software industry can be invaluable. Setting the Baseline for Success This article is aimed to assist in getting you and your committee on the same page with common intranet industry