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3 Tips To Building An Intranet Business Case

Summary:  Build an intranet business case to present to the executive level using these best practices. In most organizations, the person who is out there researching solutions, going through demos and narrowing down providers is rarely the one who holds the checkbook. Time after time we hear potential customers come to us saying we love the solution/ it’ll solve our problems, but because of budgeting constraints or a lack of willingness to change the project gets shelved. This is particularly prevalent in organizations that don’t currently have an intranet because while from a high level it may seem

TravisNet Shares 3 Pillars of a Successful Credit Union Intranet

Summary:  Travis Credit Union intranet replaced Microsoft FrontPage and saved thousands of IT hours while becoming the go-to resource for company materials. Kelly Swanson, Sr. E-commerce Analyst has been with Travis Credit Union since the Microsoft days when he was the full-time intranet admin. He was apart of the decision to find a more effective intranet solution since Microsoft was far too complex and imposed a strain on their resources. When they made the switch, they weren't just happy with the thousands of hours they saved in the IT department. They now have a central, secure and user-friendly location their employees

Stop Using Email For Internal Collaboration Software

Summary:  Email was never meant to be used as an internal collaboration software, so why is it still the go-to source for information sharing? We've listed some common mistakes that emails fail us and solutions to improve collaboration. We’ve all experienced that ‘OH NO’ moment, either on the receiving end or as the sender of an email that should not have been sent. Perhaps you cc’d the wrong person, been stuck on a ‘reply-all’ chain that’s not relevant to you, missed an important memo that went to your junk mail, wasted time on a phishing email, didn’t delete casual

Improving Employee Engagement With Our Intranet

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

Five Ways To Motivate Employees

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).

Conquering The Corporate Onboarding Process

Summary:  Conquering the corporate onboarding process – why getting started at Intranet Connections was a breeze. Starting at a new job can become a daunting task. Often, new recruits find themselves overwhelmed during the corporate onboarding process. Information overload and new policies can start to dilute the process of learning their new role. Luckily for us, Intranet Connections provides the tools to circumvent these issues. Subscribe for Intranet Tips 1. Names… So Many Names For those blessed with a perfect memory, feel free to gloss over this section. For the rest

How To Improve Company Culture At Your Organization

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

Intranet Connections Recognized as Top Document Management Software

Summary:  FinancesOnline recognizes Intranet Connections as a top document management software with two distinguished awards. Subscribe for Intranet Tips Since its inception in 1999, Intranet Connections has helped thousands of organizations across various industries to efficiently communicate and collaborate internally. This has allowed them to save thousands of precious hours in the office. Our efforts to offer an exceptional platform for boosting one’s productivity have recently been acknowledged! We garnered two industry recognition awards from a top software review directory. The business software experts from FinancesOnline.com conducted a thorough analysis of Intranet Connections,

Top Workplace Engagement Ideas: Learning Luncheons

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

Create An Effective Intranet Navigation In Four Steps

Summary:  Intranet navigation is a key part of successfully building or redesigning an intranet. Here's a four-step plan to get your organization set up for success. Navigation refers to the way users access content on an online site such as an intranet. More formally, it's referred to as information architecture or the organization and labeling of the site’s content. Well-designed navigation means that users can easily access the content they want without hurdles. That’s your goal. Think of navigation as the closet organizer of your intranet: to get a closet that makes sense for