Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

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

7 Tips to Drive Intranet Adoption

“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,

By |April 20, 2015|Best Practices|0 Comments

Show Employee Appreciation to Boost Engagement

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

By |April 9, 2015|Intranet Applications|0 Comments

If You Want the Best Intranet, Stop Doing These 5 Things

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

By |April 6, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Triggering Emotions on the Intranet

Emotion. Merriam-Webster defines it as such: “a conscious mental reaction (as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body” – maybe not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about your intranet experience. Triggering emotions on the intranet is not only possible, I submit that it is something we should

By |March 30, 2015|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Can a Hospital Intranet Benefit Your Small Hospital?

The question of whether a hospital intranet will benefit your small hospital is an inquiry many hospitals are making today with your hospital becoming busier and your staff continuing to grow.

Keeping everyone at the hospital up-to-date with the latest policies, procedures, intake forms and hospital news is a juggling act that Hospital Administrators and IT Staff try to manage without letting one ball drop. Communicating through staff wide emails no

By |March 5, 2015|Healthcare Intranet, Intranet Applications|0 Comments

2015: The Year of the Impactful Intranet

No, this is not another predictions blog. Not that I don’t enjoy the flurry of new predictions that surface this time of year, but to me many feel too contrived. I am not going to predict the future of intranets, but rather paint the reality of where intranets are today, or rather, how organizations are already utilizing their intranet in innovative ways they had not dreamed of in the past.

By |January 26, 2015|Intranet Software, Leadership & Strategy|0 Comments

How to Launch a Successful Portal Naming Contest

Launching a new intranet can be an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. Especially when you’ve put a lot of time and effort into the intranet and don’t receive the user adoption rates you anticipated. A great way to engage users and promote intranet adoption is by including employees in the intranet portal naming process.

Many of our customers do this by hosting an Portal Naming Contest on their

By |January 12, 2015|Intranet Applications, Intranet Events|0 Comments
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