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The 5 Challenges of Creating a Strategic Planning Process

Summary: Before starting your strategic planning process, review the following 5 challenges and accompanying solutions so you can ensure your planning goes as smoothly as possible! Employees are often head-down in the day-to-day operations of the company. It can be easy for them to forget what their hard work is contributing towards; the big picture. This is why many companies are interested in implementing a strategic planning process. Strategic planning processes can be broken down monthly, quarterly and yearly, and they focus on individual, departmental and corporate goals.

Top 3 Content Marketing Trends to make Intranet Content more Engaging

Summary: Spice up your intranet content delivery with these top 3 content marketing trends. Many organizations rely on content marketing as the core to their overall marketing strategy (we do!). The top priorities of a content marketer include creating engaging content, developing a better understanding of what content is, or isn’t, effective for their target audience, finding better ways to re-purpose content and becoming better storytellers. The more content your organization produces, the more aware people are of your brand and the more engaged people are with your brand. That being said, what does content marketing have to do with your

Using Your Intranet for Project Management Tools

Summary: Streamline and organize projects with Project Management Tools on your intranet using the following 5 tools. The intranet is an amazing way to help streamline communication and share information within an organization through the use of applications, such as Company News, Blogs, Shared Calendars and Automated Alerts. Most of the time, this information is shared both globally on the home site, and through other intranet sites built out for various departments or locations.

Which of the 5 Workplace Personality Types Are You?

Summary: We’ve rounded out the top 5 personality types you’ll find in your workplace including; The Socialite, The Innovator, The Researcher, The Organizer and The Achiever. Which one are you? You see the people you work with more often than close friends, and sometimes even family.  When it comes to your workplace you’ve been hand-selected based on skill set and experience, in addition to some degree of ‘cultural fit’. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that we all interact and engage with one another differently.

3 Steps to Designing an Effective Intranet Theme

Summary: 3 tips for designing an effective intranet theme that boosts engagement and intranet adoption. Is your company’s intranet usage at an all-time low? Are you tired of looking at the same old, outdated intranet theme? Then it’s probably time to redesign your intranet theme!

5 Common Intranet Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Summary: We cover 5 common intranet mistakes, such as poor enterprise search and stale content, and how you can avoid them. We all make mistakes. What’s important is that we learn from those mistakes and use them to grow. In this blog, we cover the top 5 intranet mistakes people make, and how you can avoid them. To ensure your intranet doesn’t go down faster than a sinking ship, stay clear of these common intranet mistakes.

How to Rebrand Your Intranet in 4 Simple Steps

Summary: 4 steps to rebrand your intranet from deciding on a new name and persona to redesigning your intranet. Change is scary, whether it be moving to a new city, starting a new job or even simply changing up your daily routine. While these changes can be scary, they are often the most rewarding. The same goes for changing your intranet.

5 Ways to Improve Internal Information Sharing

Summary: 5 ways to improve information sharing in your organization from content delegation to asking for feedback. If you’re like one of the hundreds of client’s I’ve worked with who are looking for a new intranet, chances are the reason you went searching was to find a faster, more efficient way to get information out to your employees. Email blasts?  Annoying. Documents hidden beneath the depths of a shared drive?  Frustrating. A static webpage with millions of links but no search functionality?  Terrifying. The good news is there is a better way!

Healthcare Intranet Case Study: Effective Policy Management, No IT Required

Summary: We discuss the 4 benefits Anderson Hospital experienced when making the switch from an aging and slow homegrown intranet to a full-functionality, easy-to-implement, intranet solution that met the demands of the healthcare industry’s heavy policy management and regulatory security. Our goal at Intranet Connections is to learn about our customers from all industries; Finance to Healthcare and beyond. When we speak to our clients, we unearth amazing stories on how they uniquely use our intranet software, and the problems they faced that caused them to search for an intranet. After being a valued client of Intranet Connections for over 10 years, we knew Anderson Hospital

6 Tips for Building Great Navigation Menus

Summary: 6 tips for building navigation menus from the correct way to label, structure and layout menus to security options. Every intranet needs navigation menus to help users find their way around. While the Enterprise Search is best for scoping out specific items with keywords, navigation menus create a call to action by advertising important options that users may not otherwise know exist. However, not all menus are created equal. Building great navigation menus comes with experience, so here are 6 tips to help give your menu-building skills a boost.