To determine the most engaging features our intranet software has to offer we turned to our most collaborative employees, the Intranet Connections Office Dogs. From booking time off to enjoying some home cooking, these dogs know how to maintain a successful work/life balance. This post has gone to the dogs, so to speak, to prove how engaging your intranet can be and to get their ‘paw of approval’ on their Top 5 Engaging Intranet Features!
Many organizations I work with come looking for an out-of-the-box intranet solution to replace the one they have which was built in house. Why? Because their current one is old, outdated, boring and employees can’t find any of the intranet content they’re looking for. Heck, I wouldn’t use it either, that sounds awful!
Problem is, these intranet admins now have a huge fear that they will put all their time and effort
I have to admit I am at fault. I am one of many who write about intranets saving the day when it comes to employees who are disengaged and lack corporate connection. This may sound strange coming from me, the founder of an intranet software company, but using intranet software on it’s own to fix a broken culture or to engage employees with fancy tricks and beautiful designs simply doesn’t work. I am going to bust this myth and here’s why:
Almost all organizations that provide a product or service to its customers keep a blog on their public website. Having a blog is a great way to connect with customers and potential customers, informing them of what is going on in your organization, such as new product or service releases. In addition, a blog is a great tool to keep customers up-to-date on the latest industry trends that may effect them or your organization. In other words, a blog is an indispensable tool for communicating with your customers and potential customers, and most organizations would argue that you need a public blog if you want to be successful.
What is An Intranet Design Theme? When it comes to your intranet, you aren’t just stuck having to learn to love your intranet design. You can easily change your design theme. You can create many design themes.
An intranet design theme is a uniform collection of design elements and color schemes that are applied to the intranet to give a consistent and appealing look and feel. Using a design theme is
Have you drank too much of your own Kool-aid? Have you become illusioned with how your employees are actually interfacing with your intranet? It is easy to do…getting caught up in the hype, neglecting the end user. Unfortunately, this is all too common with software and with those administering it.
Recently, I attended the inspirational Art of Marketing Conference, which I suppose is not the biggest surprise as the deemed Marketing Maven of Intranet Connections. But what was a surprise was how applicable these speakers, lessons and best practices resonated for intranets as well. After all your intranet is an internal website, which is rich with features, tools and functionality well beyond the means of a public website, for your
“If you build it, (t)he(y) will come.” This is the lesson learned from the 1989 cult-classic Field of Dreams, starring a down-to-earth, dreamboat farmer, played by Kevin Costner. The tagline for this movie furthers the dream saying: “If you believe in the impossible, the incredible can come true.”
The key takeaway here – Dream It + Build It = SUCCEED.
This is exactly what happened when you dreamt and built your intranet,
Intranet software is typically used as a business tool, streamlining everyday work tasks. However, it is also a great tool for improving employee engagement and employee retention. With the addition of enterprise social networking tools, intranet software has progressed toward stronger employee communication and collaboration the last few years. The integration of more social, fun features has elevated employee appreciation and employee engagement in the workplace.
At Intranet Connections, we have included
Sometimes seeking out the best intranet and getting genuine intranet buy-in feels like a pretty elusive goal. Like trying to pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time; you can do it for a few minutes but somewhere along the way you miss a step and lose your rhythm.
For many of us intranet admins, it feels like we work double time to provide more than enough valuable