Before I began my journey with Intranet Connections, I was a teacher. Teaching ignited my passion for helping others learn, and my love for technology fueled my desire to use technology to assist with teaching. That is what sparked me to write this blog about online education. Your intranet is an indispensable tool for educating your employees. There are a number of features built-in to your intranet that can assist with the overall education of employees, whether they be new hires or seasoned employees wishing to broaden their horizons. The following points are a few best practices for effective online
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
In the late 1990s, email went from a secondary communication source for most businesses, to the main communication source, changing the face of business and internal communications forever. Emailing was seen to be one of the most efficient forms of communicating, and many employees transitioned to firing off a quick email over placing a phone call. Now with all the different internal communication tools available to a workforce, emailing almost seems primitive today. While many organizations still rely heavily on email, most businesses are slowly trying to reduce the number of emails sent in favor of a simpler, more efficient form
Today, we have more ways to communicate with each other than at any other time in history. I personally receive daily phone calls, text messages, tweets, blog post updates, emails, Facebook status updates and a post card every six months from my dentist. Why then, with so many options, is organizational collaboration still so difficult to get right? Aren’t intranets supposed to fix this? This might sound strange coming from me, the Product Manager at Intranet Connections, but technology alone is not the answer.
Great news, Step Two Designs is hosting their annual Intranet Innovation Awards and are now accepting submissions for the 2015 awards! The Intranet Innovation Awards are global awards that recognize and celebrate intranet innovation and enhancements. The coveted award will go to the intranet with the most highly innovative individual improvements.
“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, right? Okay, it may have taken a little more planning, a bit more strategy and a ton more ongoing execution than the dream, build and succeed process, but
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 a number of these features in our out-of-the-box solutions to help improve business processes and help organizations better appreciate, recognize and celebrate employees to boost engagement. Such intranet features include:
Being an intranet software provider, our goal is to discover new means of improving our solution to continuously deliver benefits to our customers. That is why we work closely with many of our 240 financial customers to understand which features they utilize or need most to accomplish their jobs more efficiently and effectively. InTouch Credit Union joined our Intranet Connections family in 2011, sharing with us that our Credit Union Intranet spoke more to the unique needs of credit unions than other intranet software solutions they evaluated. This was a huge boost to our hardworking Intranet Connections Team and we
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 longer seems to be effective. You need communication and collaboration tools that can be accessed on-the-go and are more interactive to keep your hospital staff engaged. A Hospital Intranet
If you're used to managing an in-house built intranet or a Sharepoint site, you've probably looked at the title of this blog post and started laughing at its ridiculousness. "Yeah, updating my intranet is a real hoot!", you may exclaim with an eye roll or two. Well, for many of our intranet customers, updating content on their intranet site is fun. Why? Because it's so easy to do, and the people with the content are those posting the content. HR has a new policy? They upload it! An employee has a desk for sale? They post it! They are invested in