This past week I attended The Art of Leadership at the Centre of Vancouver for Performing Arts a one-day event with inspirational speakers imparting wisdom on leadership and company culture, of which translates to intranet culture. I was struck by the session with John Mackey, who is co-CEO of Whole Foods Markets. John spoke from a place of passion. It is evident that he loves his job and commitment to community and making a difference. For John, culture is the embodied values, principles and practices underlying the social fabric of a business, which permeate its actions and connects the stakeholders to
Are you building an employee recognition rich culture? You should be. According to a recent article in Forbes magazine, creating a ‘recognition-rich culture’ can increase employee retention by up to 31%. Now that is a number worth investing in. Employee recognition should not just be based on seniority or years-served. It should happen much more frequently. Employee recognition should also reward performance and actions that support company goals and initiatives. How is this currently being done in your business?
Reed Coleman’s strategy for rolling out New Season Market’s first intranet was based on two principles: It must build upon workplace culture It must remain simple & easy-to-use As the new Internal Communications Manager at New Seasons Market, it was critical for Coleman to come in with a strong strategy and execution plan for deploying their first company intranet.
What can an intranet name do for your intranet and corporate culture? Your intranet name can be a strong driver for employee engagement on your intranet. If your intranet is named – The Mind Melt, that isn’t going to build confidence with your employees that this is a good forum for collaboration and communication.
Evaluating, selecting and implementing an intranet software solution can involve a number of key internal stakeholders. One stakeholder that is often overlooked or out of the loop is marketing. We see numerous intranet projects pushed onto the IT department, without the engagement of other internal stakeholders to guide the selection, design, architecture and implementation of their new intranet. One such stakeholder that can have a real impact on employee adoption and employee engagement of your intranet is the marketing department. The difference between a truly engaged marketing intranet and those left disengaged by marketing and other key internal stakeholders can
At Intranet Connections, we recently started “walk and talk” meetings to get outside in the fresh cool air, inspiring creativity. Plus being a dog loving office, it is good to get the pups out for a mid-day walk. Appreciating a Rich History & Client-Loyalty It was on one of these Strategy Walking Meetings that I started to think about how far we have come with our intranet software. We are heading into our 13th year and we are celebrating with many clients as they are entering a decade with Intranet Connections. A big thank you to all of the loyal
Non-profit organizations have very special needs when it comes to a company intranet. The essence of community and collaboration has to resonant through a non-profit intranet, along with the essential business tools, operational procedures and administrative tasks. Non-profits with multiple office locations often use a company intranet to create a sense of community, camaraderie and boost morale.
Every year the foundation of intranets remain but how we use the intranet evolves. In the past few years focus has revolved around the social intranet and it has taken center stage. Our prediction is that in 2013 the tables will turn and the business intranet will prevail. But that is just the tip of the iceberg for change in 2013. The business intranet will continue its path to becoming a central tool for productivity, efficiency and simplicity for businesses. Here are a few more intranet predictions for 2013:
With the recent release of Version 12.0, including Enhanced Form Builder, we have found the time to celebrate our success and bring attention to a worthy cause supported by both Intranet Connections’ Mo Bros and Mo Sistas alike. Help Maz 2 Help You Leading the Intranet Connections Movember Team is our very own Support Lead, Maz. As many Intranet Connections customers would tell you, Maz is the man with answers whenever you have a training, feature, support or upgrade question about Intranet Connections. Maz has become a friendly voice at Intranet Connections that our customers have grown to love and
Dear Communications, This is a letter from your intranet. It is a letter of appreciation because I more than anyone know the importance of your job in an organization. I am your voice to the people, so how you leverage me should be one of a kind. Every day I have the privilege of seeing employees rewarded. That I am a part of giving back thrills me. My top priority is to make the employees happier and more productive. My ultimate goal is to be so helpful they can’t live without me.