Intranet Tips from the Intranet Connections Team

Bolster Engagement with an Intranet Scavenger Hunt

Summary: Why an intranet scavenger hunt can boost employee engagement. What some suggested tasks for an intranet scavenger hunt are. How to design your own scavenger hunt.
The importance of high employee engagement in the workplace is undeniable. Engaged employees are more motivated to reach their full potential, inclined to contribute to positive company culture and committed to shared values and goals.

An Intranet Connections Movember Success

Last month men everywhere gave up their upper lips for Movember, a global movement which raises funds for prostate and testicular cancer research and promotes awareness for men’s mental health issues. Movember 2013 consisted of 1.1 million registered Mo Participants and raised a total of 146.6M CAD!

For the second year in a row some of our Intranet Connections’ team members joined the Movember movement. Our Team ICGROMO raised over $4,300, grew some interesting facial hair, raised awareness about an important cause and had a lot of fun.  The best part?  We tracked it all and promoted our efforts internally using our own Intranet Connections Intranet Software. At Intranet Connections we love how our intranet not only assists us in our day-to-day business needs, but also helps to improve our Company Culture and makes Intranet Connections a great place to work.

By |December 6, 2013|Intranet Software|0 Comments

3 Steps to Buying an Intranet Software

For a first-time buyer, choosing a new intranet software can be a daunting, time-consuming process. Each organization holds different values and is looking to achieve different goals, which means an intranet that works for one company, may not be the right fit for another.

The following three simple steps will help to identify the specific needs of your business, and ensure a successful intranet purchase:

Set Your Goals, Choose Your Features
Identify Show Stoppers
Create a Short List & Try It Out!

By |November 28, 2013|Best Practices, Collaboration, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Intranet Connections Technical Mo Bros

With only one week left the Intranet Connections ‘ICGROMO’ Team, consisting of 8 Mo Bros, 1 Mo Dog and a Mo Sista, have come a long way in raising awareness and gathering donations for the funded programs of Movember.  If you missed the Movember intro blog, have a quick read to meet the team and discover what Movember is all about.

So far, the team has raised over $3,800 in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer, as well as men’s mental health challenges.  They have also garnered much attention from friends, family and complete strangers for their moustache attempts, sparking conversation about the importance of regular cancer screenings. Contribute to the team’s efforts and check out our Mo Bro’s Movember ‘staches on our ICGROMO Team Page.

By |November 26, 2013|Intranet Software|0 Comments

Intranets Battle Enterprise Social Networking

I recently read an article in CMSWire titled “Are Intranets Becoming Irrelevant?” (see article link below) that brought about some strong beliefs surrounding the use of social networking tools in the enterprise.

I have to first admit that I am not privy to the author, Tom Petrocelli’s research data and can only speak to the subject based on my own experience with our more than 1,600 customers, as a provider of intranet software for over 14 years which consists of both business tools and social utilities, as well as a dash of my own opinion, to which everyone is entitled.

The statement of debate is that enterprise social networking tools such as Yammer have taken the place of business intranets. The article states that “Ultimately, the goals and usefulness of an intranet can be achieved by the enterprise social network but not the other way around”.

I disagree. Intranets are far from obsolete and I’ll tell you why.

By |November 21, 2013|Intranet Software|6 Comments

Intranet Connections Sales Team Mo Bros

Last week we introduced you to the amazing ICMOGRO Mo bros Team who has agreed to give up shaving for the month of November in order to raise money for “Movember”, a global charity looking to change the face of men’s health.  If you missed the intro, meet our Mo Men and find out what Movember is all about here.

Movember fundraising has certainly gotten off to a great start – 12 days in the team has already raised a total of $1,270CAD, with no sight of slowing down.  We have also implemented a “Best Mo” contest, to whichever ICGROMO Team member can grow and groom the best moustache.  Stay posted for photos!

By |November 12, 2013|Intranet Software|0 Comments

Intranet Connections Team Faces a Hairy Movember

It’s that time of year again, where men everywhere give up their upper lips to increase awareness and raise money for men’s health with a Hairy Movember. Movember is an official global charity which supports world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health challenges. It encourages men to grow a mustache for the entire month of November, asking friends and family to donate to their efforts.

While the movement is most well-known for encouraging extravagant mustaches, it has been extremely effective in its fundraising efforts as well. Since inception in 2003 Movember has had 3.05 million registrants and raised CAD $447 million dollars, CAD $146.6 of which was raised in the last year alone.  A few of our men here at Intranet Connections have stepped up to the plate and volunteered to stop shaving for the month of November in order to raise funds for this great cause.

By |November 7, 2013|Intranet Events, Intranet Software|0 Comments

5 Tips for Company Intranet System Success

A successful company intranet system is one that keeps employees engaged and assists them in performing the daily tasks they need to complete their job more efficiently.  The problem is, too often intranets do not live up to their potential because employees don’t know how to use it, or don’t have a good reason to.  Here are five tips from our 101 Intranet Ideas e-book to help ensure intranet system success in your organization.

By |September 19, 2013|Best Practices, Intranet Software|0 Comments

Getting Creative with Intranet Names

Ok, so you have done your due diligence and research on different intranet solutions and you probably have a phone book of criteria and vendor matrix’s. You have researched all the different vendors, gone through all of the demos, listened to all the different sales reps rattle on about how great their solution is, how much it’s going to save you over time and increase productivity, to the point that if someone even says the word intranet one more time you will probably quit your job and go into sheep herding.

By |August 22, 2013|Best Practices, Intranet Software|3 Comments

Movember has Arrived at Intranet Connections

With the recent release of Version 12.0, including Enhanced Form Builder, we have found the time to celebrate our success and bring attention to a worthy cause supported by both Intranet Connections’ Mo Bros and Mo Sistas alike.
Help Maz 2 Help You
Leading the Intranet Connections Movember Team is our very own Support Lead, Maz. As many Intranet Connections customers would tell you, Maz is the man with answers whenever you have a training, feature, support or upgrade question about Intranet Connections. Maz has become a friendly voice at Intranet Connections that our customers have grown to love and appreciate…but now it is time to support Maz’s Movember mustache and the rest of our Intranet Connections Movember team! To help out, please donate on our Movember Team Page.

By |November 16, 2012|Intranet Software|0 Comments