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: 3 reasons a CEO blog on your intranet is important, from building a strong culture to communicating ‘big picture’ strategy. Blogging has become much more than just a popular way to communicate, it has become an integral part of the way we do business. Many organizations have a blog on their public website to share information with their customers, as well as build their brands. However, many organizations now also have an internal blog, usually kept on their intranet, that is used to communicate directly with company staff. One of the best ways to utilize intranet blogging is with a
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
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: 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.
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.
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
Summary: Key takeaways from the AceTech Conference, such as how to boost employee morale with the use of technology. Today as I was driving up to Whistler, BC, to take in the annual AceTech Conference, I heard some dialogue on the radio talking about forces of happiness: Relationships Good diet/sleep Exercise Physical connections These things seem to just make sense. However, it can feel like a constant battle to balance these out in the rapidly moving world we live in.
Summary: How a large organization like Disney overcame massive hurdles in the production of two popular movies, and how it relates to agile development. Have you ever poured hours of time into a project, only to discover later something isn’t working, resulting having to start from the beginning? You’re not the only one. In fact, this even happens to experts, such as Disney, more than you’d think. Take the smash hit Disney movie Frozen, and the more recent Zootopia, for example. Developing these two movies didn’t necessarily go as planned, but the outcome was still a major success.