Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

5 Ways to Relaunch a Stale Intranet Site

Have you ever bought a new gadget that you couldn’t wait to try out? You’re so excited about it that you use it continuously and can’t believe how great it is. Then slowly after time, you start to use it less and less. The excitement isn’t there anymore, and perhaps the novelty has worn off.

There are a number of reasons why this scenario could happen to your intranet.

By |August 17, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software, Top 5 List|0 Comments

How Bank Intranets can Improve Employee Experiences

In the last five years we have witnessed one of the most turbulent periods for our bank customers and their intranets. We’ve seen a lot of intranet redesigns take place, as mergers and acquisitions have driven change management. We’ve seen structural re-orgs geared toward defining new strategic direction, while leaning on the intranet to maintain employee communication and engagement.

By |August 13, 2015|Finance Intranet, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

4 Ways To Engage Using the Buy and Sell Exchange

The Buy and Sell Exchange, also referred to as the ‘intranet classifieds’, is a great feature to introduce when you first launch your intranet, or to boost engagement on your pre-existing intranet. It is an interactive feature that allows employees to post items they wish to sell, wanted items, referrals and tips!

You can make the Buy and Sell Exchange open to all employees to post items, but for added security you can add an approval process

Top 5 Engaging Intranet Features

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!

By |July 23, 2015|Intranet Applications, Top 5 List|0 Comments

How to Build a Community of Intranet Champions

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  Because their current one is old, outdated, boring and employees can’t find any of the intranet content they’re looking for.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

By |July 20, 2015|Best Practices, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Busting the Myth Behind Intranet Software

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:

By |July 16, 2015|Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Why Your Organization Needs an Internal Blog

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.

By |July 2, 2015|Intranet Applications, Top 5 List|0 Comments

Modernize with Intranet Design Themes

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

By |June 15, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Applications|0 Comments

How to Engage the Unwired, Non-Digital Workforce

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.

By |May 28, 2015|Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

Apply Social Influence to Get Hooked On Your Intranet

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

By |May 14, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments
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