Summary: From donating to charities to throwing a big staff event, here are 3 ways your intranet can help your organization make the “nice” list this holiday season while supporting your holiday initiatives. It’s a wonderful time of the year to look back, give back and celebrate as a company. There are many ways you can support these efforts using your intranet. Here’s a “nice” list of things to do, and how your intranet can support holiday initiatives.
Summary: Lincoln Murphy’s 5 factors for customer success, and how these factors contribute to our customers’ success with Intranet Connections’ Intranet Software. Are you an ideal customer for Intranet Connections? I often think about whether or not our product is the right fit for our customers, but after attending Lincoln Murphy’s presentation on customer success (as part of AceTech’s speaker series), I have a new way of thinking about it. You can learn more about how Lincoln describes Customer Success, but here’s my understanding in a nutshell:
Summary: With The Holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to give back. Your intranet can assist with charitable initiatives, from picking a cause to planning the details. The Holidays are the perfect time for organizations to share their success and give back. Many organizations do this by getting involved with charities. Participating in charitable initiatives is a great way to get involved in the community. However, it can be difficult for large organizations to seamlessly organize, and involve every employee, in an initiative. Don’t worry, though, your intranet can help! Continue reading for 4 ways your intranet site can
Summary: 4 ways your front-line employees can better utilize a business intranet to support your customers. In nearly every organization, there is a team dedicated to talking to customers and improving the customer experience. These are your front-line employees, either selling your product, offering support or managing your accounts, and they are critical to the success of your organization.
Summary: Research shows that employees are more satisfied at work when they feel appreciated. Use these 10 ideas to give thanks at work! In our fast-paced work lives these days, it’s too easy to move from task to task and not take the time to celebrate the small wins along the way. To succeed, we are incredibly reliant on those around us, so it’s vital we recognize and nurture our teammates to show we care, creating long-lasting relationships. Thanksgiving shouldn’t be a “once-a-year” thing only practiced at home, but rather a ritual we design into how we work and conduct our
Summary: 3 ways HR can use the intranet to support key initiatives and better serve employees. Throughout my professional life, I’ve worked with enough organizations to know the impact human resources has on a company. An HR department plays a critical role in managing any organizations most valuable asset – its employees. And many don’t consider how important HR’s role can be in their intranet implementation, despite the department being a core business function to serve employees.
Summary: The slogan, “there’s an app for that” is truer than it’s ever been. But are all the different programs we use to accomplish things killing productivity? Boost it back up by centralizing various programs into one with intranet software. In today’s digital world, we often get bombarded with a plethora of platforms to complete the same tasks. For example, popular social media channels that essentially do the same thing (think Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Instead of sticking to one platform to share photos and status updates, you probably use all of them.
Summary: The designs from your favorite websites can be applied to your intranet design. Read on to learn how! Some of the website designs from the ‘90s were so awful, they make me cringe. You know what I’m talking about, the sites full of Comic Sans font and animated GIFs? To think how far web design has come since then is pretty amazing. However, I have some bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that some of your intranets still look like those cringeworthy ‘90s websites. The good news, they don’t have to.
Summary: Do you rely on your shared drive for document management? Then you may want to consider these 5 disadvantages of doing so. In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in technology, especially in the workplace. Many organizations have gone “paperless”, transitioning paper documents onto an electronic document system. While a number of organizations have installed specialized document management software, some are still just relying on the shared drive to manage documents. However, there are some disadvantages to using a shared drive for document management that you should be aware of.
Summary: Fuel workplace happiness by showing gratitude in these 3 ways. This time of year brings Thanksgiving, a time to reflect on everything to be grateful for in family, work and life in general. It also comes a few weeks after attending the “Art of Leadership” conference in Vancouver, where I really enjoyed Neil Pasricha, a thought leader on happiness. Neil provides in-depth research on the sources of happiness and five key practices to increase it through meditation, journaling, exercise (in nature), kind deeds and gratitude. In this blog, I want to focus on the last one, highlighting three ways in