Summary: In a span of just 3 decades, email has fallen from its lofty position as the most irreplaceable, efficient, enterprise-wide internal communication tool, leaving most organizations desperate for eliminating email overload. There was a time when it was hard to imagine how any business could function prior to the dawning of the email age. Once lauded as a more reliable method than the inter-office phone call, email is frequently regarded now as an unrelenting daily burden. In this post, I look at 6 solutions for reining in email overload with state-of-the-art intranet communication tools that increase efficiency and optimize
Summary: The County of Huron modernized its traditional services into a digital workplace. Read below to see how they did it! Modernizing Traditional Services How The Ontario County of Huron Simplified Their Digital Workplace Based on Intuition The County of Huron is a municipal corporation for the most agriculturally productive county in Ontario. Among other responsibilities to its almost 60,000 residents, the Country is responsible for public health and social services, library services, and county land use planning and development. While steeped in tradition, private citizens and public servants alike are also quick to embrace modern technologies,
14.5 Homepage Design Contest - Storyboard Edition! The Details: We'd love to see how our favorite customers are using their newest feature from the 14.5 Elevate Experience - storyboard. Submit your homepage screenshot here for a chance to win a $100 Starbucks gift card, or a $100 donation to a charity of your choice. There are a few rules that you must follow these in order to be entered: You must grant us permission to share your intranet design on our website and in marketing initiatives. Your screenshot must include your storyboard. Any sensitive information needs to be blurred out or deleted.
Summary: With the addition of Storyboard in IC 14.5, we've learned a lot about ways to improve communication at work. Here's a few ways our team has shared information using storyboard. IC 14.5: Elevate Engagement is all about improving the way we share information as an organization. Subscribe for Intranet Tips With storyboard in a matter of months, we’ve been able to successfully share: Over 20 stories 4 surveys, each with 100% response rate The IC 14.5 Launch Plan A story about our CEO in the news Congratulations to a colleague in her new role 2 organizational goals
Summary: On-Premise or Cloud-based intranet software: which is better? At Intranet Connections, we provide both an on-premise intranet, as well as a private cloud-based solution. Unlike most affordable cloud-based intranet providers, we never use a multi-tenant cloud-based solution, we'll explain why below: Choosing between Cloud vs. On-Premise Intranet Is it a... Accounting Decision - a monthly operating expense over a capital cost investment? IT Resource Constraint - a matter of hands-off server maintenance and management? Corporate Trend - a decision to move with 'everyone else' to the 'future' of software? Choosing between a cloud or on-premise solution only has
Summary: The District of West Vancouver needed a better internal communication tool for employees to connect with one another, simplify and maintain useful contact, and communication with their 750+ employees. The District of West Vancouver is a district municipality in British Columbia. It is home to over 40,000 people, and more than 750 full-time equivalent employees. With a sprawling collection of diverse employees, and facing an ever-growing workforce, the District of West Vancouver needed a better for employees find each other, simplify and maintain useful contact, and keep track of what's going on in their organization. Intranet Connections delivered
Summary: Why is intranet training necessary? How to get started with intranet training. Which tools can assist with intranet training? You have been tasked with the project of putting together your company’s new intranet. After spending X amount of time adding content and designing your intranet’s look and feel, you’re finally ready to launch. Now it's time to dive into the next steps and ensure your intranet launch is successful. After investing so much time into building your intranet, you may have several questions, such as: How do I encourage employees to start using the
Summary: We've compiled 7 of the best employee retention strategies that are tried, tested and true to IC. With only about 32% of the workforce in the United States engaged in their jobs, and 51% actively looking for a new job (or watching job listings), employee retention is a growing concern for many companies. With employee engagement initiatives on the rise, is there something your organization could be doing better to retain your top talent? I was curious myself and set off on a mission to ask this question to our outstanding talent here at Intranet Connections as
Summary: SEDC has worked hard to make a community that their employees are proud to be a part of. Here are 10 employee engagement strategies they developed to make their employees have fun at work and feel valued. A few months ago, I had a member of our support team share a recording he had with a very enthusiastic customer of ours. Their call started off as normal, but Chris noticed when he was remoting in on John's computer that their intranet had so much character, so many widgets and images, he was intrigued and asked to see more of
Summary: The designs from your favorite websites can be applied to your intranet design. Read on to learn how! Some of the website designs from the ‘90s were so awful, they make me cringe. You know what I’m talking about, the sites full of Comic Sans font and animated GIFs? To think how far web design has come since then is pretty amazing. However, I have some bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that some of your intranets still look like those cringeworthy ‘90s websites. The good news, they don’t have to.