Summary: Whether your organization is looking for an intranet for the first time, using an in-house intranet, SharePoint or a SharePoint Alternative, we’ve compiled 10 essential features that every intranet should provide to enhance productivity in the workplace. Download our e-book to read about the features you should look for when selecting a company intranet and take advantage of these features improves productivity in the workplace by: Maximizing Efficiency Identify, reduce or eliminate manual tasks. Every company has some areas or processes that can use a bit of tightening up. Whether it's waiting on approval processes, filling out forms, or training,
Has there been a change in your organization and the intranet admin duties have fallen on your lap? The best indicator of a successful intranet is the people that power it, and in most cases in small to mid-size organizations, there’s a single point person championing the cause. Because of this, it can be a difficult time when that person is gone for an extended leave, retirement or moving on to other opportunities. Below are 5 tips to ensure a smooth transition in your intranet admin takeover.
Summary: Do you want to improve employee collaboration in your organization? Leverage your intranet using these 3 tools. Intranets have come a long way since its early beginnings as a glorified filing system. Today’s intranets have much more functionality and resemble visually appealing websites we use in our personal time. Despite intranets becoming more modern in both functionality and appearance, many organizations are still using intranets the same way they were 10+ years ago. Organizations aren’t using their intranets to its full potential, and are missing out on the plethora of collaboration tools within the platform. Because of this, employee collaboration is
Summary: Evaluating Facebook’s entry into the collaborative business platform market, Workplace by Facebook. Workplace by Facebook is Facebook’s recent entry into the collaborative platform software market. It brought new focus from management on internal communication tools. Workplace by Facebook promises to: Connect everyone in your company and turn ideas into action Use groups to help make decisions and keep your team on the same page Keep work from slowing down when people are out of office Eliminate or drastically reduce need for internal collaboration tools such as the intranet, telephony systems, video conference and distribution lists
Summary: Having employees that are connected to your organization will skyrocket your employee engagement levels. Find out how you can ensure your employees are connected with these 5 tips. When an employee feels connected to his or her workplace, amazing things happen! Your workforce becomes more engaged, more productive and better retained. The tricky part is making sure your employees feel connected to your organization and the work that you do. How do you make sure your employees are connected to your organization’s vision, culture, work and people? We have the 5 keys to successfully connecting your employees to your organization to improve
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.
summary: 4 tools to turn your intranet into fully-functioning collaboration software, such as Project Sites and Discussion Forums. Many people don’t think ‘intranet’ when they hear ‘collaboration software’. This is due, in part, to people still believing that intranet software is an IT only program. While IT may assist with setting your intranet up, we have seen a shift in the types of users that manage and maintain the intranet. Instead, users are much more communicative and collaborative, and the purpose of the intranet is for just that.
Summary: 4 tips for reducing email volume and relying more on your intranet for communication. Whenever I tell organizations that we’ve removed “all staff” emails entirely within our company, it is inevitably followed by gasps. Countless organizations rely on email for internal communication, so the concept of removing all staff emails seems inconceivable. “How else do you communicate?” they often ask, and I reply with, “through our company intranet, of course!”
Summary: 4 tips for making the most out of your daily huddles. Daily huddles at the office are nothing new to business. They’ve been around for a few decades or more, and have been practiced by teams in sports for much longer than that. Here at Intranet Connections, we’ve been running them for a year now, and over that time we’ve tried many different formats, topics and creative ideas so I thought I’d share what has worked for us. If done well, your team will walk away more informed, aligned, connected and upbeat because of the shared energy and enthusiasm that