Proven Intranet Ideas And Best Practices To Get The Most Out Of Your Intranet

Your company intranet is a powerful hub that affects how your company operates on a day-to-day basis. It helps employees keep track of company news, connect and communicate with fellow employees, find important company documents, keep track of projects, and so on....
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7 Intranet Design Examples Loved By Employees

The design of your intranet has a huge impact on whether your employees will actually use it or not. A well designed, engaging company intranet that is intuitive and user-friendly quickly captures your employees’ attention and inspires them to use it on a daily basis,...
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Intranet case studies and conferences

The intranet is not a website; you can’t just Google an organizations intranet, and start surfing. Intranet case studies, good ones (not merely marketing pitches or advertorials) are rare, and at best offer a fleeting glance (a glance that is usually projected through...
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How To Hire An Intranet Consultant

Like intranets, not all intranet consultants are created equal. Building or redesigning an intranet requires a lot of work that usually requires months, or often, years. The average intranet redesign requires 12 to 18 months. Perhaps more in larger organizations (or...
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Digital Workplace Strategy: Involving the Right Teams

To create a digital workplace strategy that improves the employee experience and supports overarching business goals, the first order of business (and by no means the easiest) is to identify the key stakeholders and assemble the right team for the initiative. If the...
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Modern Technology (and Trust) for Communicators

Corporate communications, according to the latest crowd-sourced definition on Wikipedia, ”is a set of activities involved in managing and orchestrating all internal and external communications aimed at creating favorable point of view among stakeholders on which the...
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Creating a Decentralized Intranet News & Content Team

Save time, save money – these are principal objectives of content management (and intranet news). In short, content management describes the process of easily creating, managing and publishing online content and intranet news with neither programming nor technical...
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Walmart Trains Managers with Employee Video Game

The World’s largest employer is using an employee video game to attract and develop a new generation of managers. Spark City, Walmart’s new mobile management game, trains managers while they play. Modelled on popular mobile resource management games like Sims and...
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SharePoint for Communicators & Content Management

Microsoft SharePoint has conquered the enterprise intranet. Although the conquest is never as bloody nor expensive as more invasive wars, such as those by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, intranet users are not always thrilled by the structure and usability of...
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Intranet Content Management in a Social World

Your intranet is hungry for good content; but it’s awash in bad, stale content. Feeding the intranet ‘monster' once was a primary concern for corporate communications, but now it’s culling the dead and fallen. Old documents, unused team sites, poorly written titles,...

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Modernizing the Intranet

Contrary to popular belief, the intranet is not entirely obsolete. The average intranet needs a face lift, and a new technology platform, but the intranet is still seen as a critical communications and business process system in most organizations. However, the...

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The New SharePoint: SharePoint 2019

“At the center of digital transformation, isn’t technology, it’s people,” says Seth Patton, GM, for Microsoft Office 365 Product Marketing, opening up this year’s SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas. “It’s about fostering a culture of work and embracing workplace...

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7 Traits of A Winning Intranet (Part II)

Winning intranets tend to vary in look and feel, with different user experiences, applications, technology, and approaches to content and governance. And they should – every organization and culture is unique, and the intranet and digital workplace should reflect that...

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The Dirty Secret of Employees & The Digital Workplace

The intranet is a cost center; and so too are employees. It’s sad, but true that executives view it as such. How many work for companies where the external website has a greater budget than the intranet? How many work for companies that spend more on customers than...

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7 Traits of a Winning Intranet

A winning intranet is like a snow leopard; very rare, mysterious, and beautiful. Winning intranets are years in the making; building and enhancing slowly over time, supported by active executive champions and funding. Emphasis on executive support -- money follows the...

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Intranet information architecture

I can’t find anything! This is the number one ‘intranet’ complaint of most employees at most organizations, regardless of size, industry and geographic location. Notwithstanding the effectiveness of the search engine which, more often than not, is rated as being...

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How To Lead An Intranet Redesign Webinar

What are the important elements of an intranet design? How do you gain the funding needed to undertake a redesign of your intranet? Your intranet needs more than just a face-lift or new front-end look. Unfortunately, there are no one-size-fits-all intranets. Each one...

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Social business = social intranet

Imagine one of the big banks or manufacturers turning their corporate website into a social website, allowing readers to comment on press releases, or inviting users to rate executive bios? That would be amusing, but not realistic. A social business (referring to the...

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