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Meet Felipe: Part of The Team Behind The Next Great Intranet Design

Summary:  One of our newest intranet design employees was featured in VanHack's videos about how Felipe got hired in Vancouver in 12 days. Felipe is a new member of the growing development team at SQBox (all the way from Sao Paulo, Brazil). His primary focus on the team is to help develop the newest version of the Intranet Connections product with his exceptional front-end development and experience in intranet design. He's integrated well in a few short weeks and if his early contributions are an indication of what is to come, he's certain to be a very valuable development

Get Your Organization On Board With Your New Company Intranet

Summary:  We show you how to increase adoption of your new company intranet, based on ACTUAL SCIENCE. We’ve all done it; installed a new app or piece of software hoping that it will be the solution to all our problems, only to use it a few times and after a week or so, have it sit there, unopened as you return to your usual routine.  Turns out there’s actual science behind why this happens, science that you can use to combat this problem and work towards 100% Company Intranet adoption. Subscribe for Intranet Tips 1. Science! Everett Rogers

Top 3 Workplace Problems and Intranet Solutions

Summary:  Here we discuss the top 3 workplace problems our customers experience, and the intranet solutions which mitigate the troubles. If your company has never had an intranet solution before, it may be hard to see the time and cost benefits of putting one in place. I mean, things have been working alright up until now right? It’s not until we get to showing our customers our solution and showing them the problems our solution can solve, that most people see the real potential for improvements. These are the top 3 pains an new intranet can help solve. Subscribe

Why Tech Companies Fail at Effective Communication Strategies in the Workplace

Summary:  This blog post tells the story of how Intranet Connections created effective communication strategies in the workplace, and improved employee morale. If you read employee reviews of pretty much every technology company in the world, you see a very common thread: the direction is unclear management is out of touch constant change but no improvement “Not us!” I thought. We have a very flat hierarchy where anyone can talk to anyone else. We have daily standups to keep everyone on the same page. We eat lunch together. We define and track our goals on a quarterly basis. Our

Community Software to Help Shape Workplace Culture

Summary:  Generate a strong company culture by using these three intranet tools on your community software! If culture isn’t made a priority, the risk is it will form itself, creating strife within the team, lost productivity, and misalignment with customers you serve, all at a high cost!  Humans are innately tribal, which couldn’t be more evident than in politics, sports, and religion.  We establish membership based on affinity to our beliefs and values.   The same is true in our careers.  We make emotional choices of where to work based on personal connection to the values of an organization, the

How To Reduce Paperwork & Get Excited About Online Forms

Summary:  If you're one of the progressive individuals working hard to reduce paperwork in the office, we've got some exciting news for you! There's a reason why general 'paperwork' has a derogatory feeling associated with it. 'Staying late at the office again, to finish my paperwork' 'working overtime to file this paperwork.' Paperwork is the epitome of monotony. So why not shake things up this year? Although we at Intranet Connections get excited about online forms and all they can do, (in fact over a third of our office favors the inline forms application over all others!) we realize

2017 Highlights and Employee Engagement at Intranet Connections

Summary:  In this blog post, we thought we'd share with you some of the best employee engagement moments and success stories from this past year. At Intranet Connections, our 5 core values are ingrained in our corporate culture, 'SPICE': Simplicity, positivity, integrity, creativity and empathy. These are also areas that we celebrate 'wins', not just in financial success, but in individual employees, and customers. Below are a few of Intranet Connection's biggest wins from 2017: Broke records including biggest sales quarter, month, and day. Hired twelve new team members across all departments, and welcomed one back from maternity leave.

New Year, New Intranet: Suggestions For Office Improvement

Summary:  It's a brand new year, time to start with fresh suggestions for office improvement and eliminate ineffective processes with a brand new intranet. If you’re like the hundreds of organizations I’ve worked with over the years, discussions of a new intranet or an intranet upgrade have probably been on the table for a while. Email overload, frustrations of locating documents on the shared drive, and lengthy approval processes have all created grumbles from staff and the consensus is “we need a better way to do this.” So why haven’t you implemented an out-of-the-box business intranet that can easily

16 Must Have Tools of a Content Management System

Summary:  A content management system goes far beyond simple document storage. Check your intranet toolbox to make sure your organization's document management software has your team set up for success. One of the main functions of a successful intranet is to have a well-organized content management system. Going beyond a simple central repository to store documents, a proper content management system is structured to foster collaboration amongst your team, while keeping the correct documents up to date and simple to retrieve. Below we’ve listed 16 must-have features to simplify document management. Document Management Storage and retrieval of documents can

What’s in the Out-of-the-Box Intranet?

Summary:  While you're unwrapping your 'in the box' purchases on Boxing Day, we'd like to let you know how we've made our software an out-of-the-box intranet, with ready-made applications ready to go. We know for a fact that Boxing Day is both a bank and civic holiday observed in the commonwealth nations, but where did this tradition originate? Boxing Day is in many opinions that “extra” day when people take advantage of discount prices and shop (and shop and shop) until they drop. This modern treatment for Boxing Day is so popular the discounts are sometimes extended for a