As winter creeps up on us, so does the ever-present flu virus. This fall one of our Intranet Connections customers, the City of Aspen, wants to help combat common workplace viruses by using their staff intranet online training and calendar to make it easy for employees registering for flu vaccinations, blood tests, tetanus shots and skin checks.
Today many of you may be experiencing the Halloween hangover, just as we are here at Intranet Connections. Too much candy and face paint to handle in one day. But we had a great time yesterday getting into the spirit and celebrating the festivities. Hosting our annual costume contest, we had a number of contenders for the grand prize.
We enjoy providing intranet managers with tools and ideas to build successful social intranets. Our latest eBook, Social Intranet Toolkit, provides you with over 25 ways to leverage the social and business tools available on your intranet. g>Topics that are covered in the Social Intranet Toolkit
World Travel Holdings, the world’s leading cruise agency and award-winning leisure Travel Company, has submitted their intranet design for the Intranet Benchmarking Forums My Beautiful Intranet competition. This year, IBF is showcasing sites which put the ‘social’ into ‘social intranet’ and WTH’s intranet, powered by Intranet Connections, does exactly that.
The Step Two Designs Blog is a wealth of intranet resources. We are a big fan of their philosophy and vision for social intranets and the digital workplace. This week we feature a snippet from a feature they wrote on 8 intranet design mistakes to watch out for when implementing or taking on a re-design of your intranet site. Intranet projects are challenging at the best of times. Sites are large and content rich. Project teams are often thrown into the deep end, with many constraints and expectations. Intranet projects may confront challenges such as:
Toby Ward, President and CEO of Prescient Digital Media, has released his 2011 Social Intranet Study which examines social media use on corporate intranets and the magnitude, use, and popularity of social media by employees and executives. If you want to learn about how organizations are leveraging the use of intranet 2.0 tools, then this is the study for you. The survey results are in and it shows that businesses are starting to make their intranets more social by offering tools like blogs, forums, social networking and online chat on their intranets. However, it will take some time for them
At Intranet Connections, we feel that connecting and empowering your employees through a social intranet leads to having a more engaged and productive team. With a social intranet you can reach out to your coworkers to share business tools, ask questions and learn from one another. Our new Employee Directory introduces social profiles that embrace collaboration and social tools which allows employees to better communicate, connect and learn from each other. Take a look inside Intranet Connections new Social Directory: Rich Social Profiles Rich social profiles make finding contact information and connecting with colleagues simple. Employees can connect and engage
How well do you know the CEO of your organization? Are they frequently on the road or are they in an entirely different office? A social intranet is a great tool to connect employees to management. An executive can use the social intranet to set the cultural tone of the company and to inform employees about organizational plans. The CEO has the power to be social and share social things. Put a face to a name and make an executive presence on your intranet. Open yourself up to questions and comments from employees. They are the ones working for you,
IBF Live is a monthly broadcast showcasing live intranet tours, often from global giants like IKEA, IBM, and Accenture. December’s tour featured Sally Roberts, Intranet and Knowledge Manager from Macfarlanes LLP, a 500 employee law firm out of London. 18 months ago Macfarlane went from a static intranet created through Dreamweaver, to a new intranet designed for better communication and resource sharing. Their navigation is fairly traditional and options are based on departmental structure. An “Add Content” menu drop down was a neat idea, with areas of contribution based on permissions. John Wooden from Fredrickson Communications, a certified usability professional,
Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest consumer publishing groups in America, recently launched their new social intranet, powered by Intranet Connections, to provide improved navigation and intranet design features to better suit the organizations entrepreneurial mindset. Amanda Chu, Operations Manager, gave us a look inside their social intranet. Bonnier’s homepage design mirrors their company websites look and feel. This is a smart move as it immediately ties the intranet to Bonnier’s brand and modernizes the intranet design, bringing a level of familiarity to their employees. Bonnier at 1,100 employees, is a large company, so there was a need to create