Enter the intranet, the digital antidote to Covid-driven work isolation: the intranet.
It is easy to publish to a SharePoint intranet, and fast; in fact, too easy and fast, without proper intranet governance. Virtually anyone within an organization can create an intranet site, and publish pages, with little to no training, in seconds. This type of power and publishing comes at a cost, and intranet governance helps […]
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 chiefs, and it flows down from the executive suite. And without funding, and the executive sponsorship to ensure it, […]
Great intranets are not built from the bottom-up; they are not populist, user-driven systems. The content can be, but the success of the intranet begins and ends in the executive suite, not the cafeteria. Employees should be at the center of the user experience, and the end content, but the intranet should reflect and support […]
The average intranet is pathetic; it suffers from poor technology, awful, out-dated content, poor engagement, a terrible search engine, non-existent content governance, and a pathetic user experience that looks like a web brochure from the 1990s, or a screen full of boxes likely designed by a cold war engineer at gunpoint in some Eastern communist basement. […]