Summary: What makes a great intranet? As an intranet administrator, you have probably asked yourself that question once or twice. Being tasked with administering the intranet means it’s up to you to make sure it’s not only great, but that is stays great. Luckily for you, we have the formula for a great intranet! 1. Simplicity A key component of the formula for a great intranet is simplicity. First and foremost, you need a simple intranet solution - one that can easily be administered in-house, no third-party resource required. At Intranet Connections, simplicity is one of our core values, and
Summary: Discover 5 tips to help you design an effective intranet home page with real customer’s intranet home page examples to draw inspiration from. Whether you are implementing a new intranet, or redesigning an old one, there are some standard best practices to take into account when designing your new intranet home page. Many of our customers have embraced these concepts and created home pages that engage and excite their employees, enhancing their use of the intranet and ensuring they keep coming back for more.
Summary: How to delegate intranet ownership and tips to get started, including; understanding intranet basics, onboarding new users, setting permissions and effective menu navigation. When establishing who should take ownership of your intranet the age old adage ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ rings true. Your company is a culmination of many departments who all have different goals. To think that one person can determine the needs of an entire organization would be overreaching. With that in mind, it’s important that more than one person holds the key to your intranet!
Summary: What are the top Intranet Software blog posts of 2015? From intranet design to intranet names, we highlighted the ‘need-to-know’ intranet software tips based on popularity! [TOP 10] In the whirlwind that has passed, also known as 2015, Intranet Connections took on the task of becoming the ‘go-to’ resource for Intranet tips, examples, and ideas! To wrap up 2015, we’ve highlighted the blog posts you found most useful throughout the year. Starting with our 10th most popular and concluding with our Number 1, Numero Uno, Top Dog, blog post of the year! See if your favorite
Summary: Build excitement about upcoming holiday festivities with various intranet features, such as: Events Calendar, Online Photo Album and Blogging. With the holiday season in full swing, everyone is in the mood for fun holiday festivities. To get your employees into the holiday spirit, you can utilize various intranet features! Below are just a few ways you can leverage the power of your intranet to build excitement over the holiday season, and improve overall intranet adoption.
Managing content on your intranet is challenging. Especially for mature intranets that have built up a lot of content over time. Improperly managing content on your intranet can result in your intranet becoming one big content dumping ground, and employees will eventually get frustrated and abandon your intranet.
Every year, the Worldwide Intranet Challenge (WIC) conducts an intranet benchmarking survey. The online survey allows participants to anonymously benchmark their intranet. The best part is...it's FREE! Register for the WIC Intranet Benchmarking Survey Now! Founder of the Worldwide Intranet Challenge, Andrew Wright, created the WIC survey to give participants the opportunity to quickly and easily obtain and benchmark feedback about their intranets from end users. Each year, more than 200 organizations participate in the WIC survey. Some notable organizations that have participated are Deloitte, Coca-Cola, Emirates, Swisscom and Nestle, which have all benefited from the WIC survey. To see a complete list
There are various instances when departments need to share information that is only relevant to them, but not to the rest of the company. But how can you share and store that information on your intranet with only individuals in your department or team, and not clutter the intranet for the rest of your colleagues? The answer: Department / Team Sites.
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 employees. Given this, I'd like to share a few lessons I took from the conference that I'll be using not only for our marketing practices, but on our intranet as