The Master Ingredients for a Great Intranet

The Master Ingredients for a Great Intranet

Great intranets all have one thing in common – greatly skilled and dedicated people. But even with great people, a great intranet requires years of intelligent, and vigorous work. Step one is to thoroughly understand and document the needs of your organization, and its staff — from senior management to front line employees — by […]

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Employee engagement & the Intranet

Harvard Business School conducted and ROI-engagement study that revealed for every 1% increase in employee engagement, the return on investment (ROI) for a social intranet increased 1000%. Small increases in employee engagement increase the value and ROI of the intranet, and increases corporate profitability. An “engaged employee” is one who is fully absorbed by and […]

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Your bad intranet

Your bad intranet

Your intranet sucks, but you’re not alone. The average intranet sucks, too. Well, I may sound a little harsh, but what would your reaction be if your child came home with a report card sporting a 53% average (C-minus, bordering on a D)? The preliminary data has been crunched from this year’s State of the […]

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IBM consolidates social media for employees

To be successful on the intranet, social media (intranet 2.0) cannot work in isolation; successful social computing requires effective integration and change management. In the early days of social computing on the IBM intranet Big Blue built their own standalone applications – Dogear, Fringe, Beehive, and many others. While some like Beehive, a social networking […]

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Employee blogging

Employee blogging

Blogging is more than popular, it’s revolutionary. Blogging has turned ordinary Joe and Janes into celebrated authors, and celebrities. However, for every Arianna Huffington, there are millions of Joes and Janes that have contributed one or two posts and subsequently never return again to the blogosphere, and hundreds of millions that will never try blogging. […]

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Social intranet governance

I’m quite certain that no one has outstripped by voracious capacity to write about intranet governance, but at the risk of repeating myself, here’s another recommendation: social intranets need governance too.   Duh.   Actually, if you already have a governance model in place, and a social media policy, then your work is likely done. […]

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