Top 25 Ideas to create the best company intranet
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by tricia
11M ago
You had a great launch day, and your team is educated on the value their new intranet brings to your whole company. To keep the momentum going, you’re going to want a long term post-launch strategy for your company intranet to keep employees coming back for more. Using company intranet software makes it easy to build and maintain an interactive network where people can share news and collaborate through a centralized knowledge hub. Here are some of the best ideas to turn your intranet into a thriving dynamic digital workplace.   Idea #1: Encourage shout-outs Employee recognition play ..read more
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Why every intranet needs a pet gallery [adorable photos included]
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by Kelly Batke
11M ago
Picture this: You're having a stressful day at work, deadlines are looming, emails are piling up, and your brain feels like it's about to explode.  Suddenly, a cute puppy or a fluffy kitten pops up on your computer screen, wagging its tail or purring contentedly.  You can't help but smile and feel a wave of relaxation wash over you. That's the power of pets.  A recent study showed that the average person spends 45 minutes a day looking at pictures of cute animals and that each of those people has 20,000 cute animal photos on their computer. According to a study of more than 1,00 ..read more
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Want immediate intranet engagement? Try an intranet poll.
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by Kelly Batke
11M ago
One of the great things about using our own product at ThoughtFarmer is that we get to witness in real-time what works best for increasing intranet adoption and engagement.  Case in point: Polls.  I am always amazed by how much interaction and engagement our polls get, whether they are to gather feedback on events or office topics, or fun polls such as these questions recently posted on our intranet:  If you were handed the following summer drink menu, which would be your first drink of choice?  Which of these would bring you the most joy to have on or near your desk? Which ..read more
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How to encourage intranet content creation across your organization
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by Kelly Batke
11M ago
There is a well known proverb that goes something like this:  Create another department’s intranet content, and you help them for a day. Teach them how to create their own intranet content and you empower them for a lifetime.  Ok, so maybe that’s not exactly it, but you get the point.  You can take on all the intranet content creation you want, but it isn’t sustainable; especially if your organization is growing.  Benefits of empowering intranet content creators Similar to user-generated (UGC), employee-generated content (EGC) has many advantages including: Improved intran ..read more
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Intranet scalability: What to look when choosing intranet software for your business
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by Kelly Batke
1y ago
  You’ve finally found the intranet of your dreams. The features are ideal, the support is outstanding, and the usability is excellent.  There is just one problem. Your organization is poised for some serious growth.  So the next question is, is your intranet scalable?  Scalability is a crucial factor to consider when choosing a new intranet. As your business grows and evolves, your intranet should be able to scale up to meet your changing needs.  In this blog post, we will explore the importance of scalability for intranet software and how organizations can ensure the ..read more
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10 reasons (and solutions!) for poor intranet adoption
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by Kelly Batke
1y ago
There are a lot of intranet vendors that oversell how easy intranet adoption is.  Not that I blame them, but low intranet adoption isn’t so much the problem, but rather a symptom of something deeper.  When your employees are not adopting, they are conveying something about the technology. They are trying to tell you that the old way of doing things is still better. So even the shiniest of features isn’t going to suddenly fix the adoption problem on its own.  Just like no two intranets are alike, no two intranet users are alike. Every intranet user has different needs and skill l ..read more
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6 ways to support employees during a financial crisis
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by Kelly Batke
1y ago
A pandemic, inflation, and threat of a recession have taken the stability and momentum out of a lot of workplaces.  Businesses, in turn, have become cautious about where they spend their budgets and what tools and platforms they choose to adopt, or retire. This often means culture tools—including intranet software—is sometimes the first cut.  But is that the right move? And will businesses come to regret that when employees churn?  In a financial crisis, churn is pretty much inevitable. Employee churn refers to the rate at which employees leave your organization, which can be ca ..read more
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[eBook] Intranet Buyers Guide
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by Kelly Batke
1y ago
Looking for a comprehensive guide to help you choose the best intranet solution for your organization? Look no further than the Intranet Buyers' Guide.  This must-have eBook has just been updated with the latest tips on selecting a new intranet. Packed with expert insights and practical steps, this guide will help you navigate the complex world of intranet technology and choose the solution that is right for your business.  Whether you're a small startup or a large enterprise, the Intranet Buyers' Guide is an indispensable resource that will help you make the most informed decision a ..read more
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Intranet use cases: Real-life scenarios for every employee
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by Kelly Batke
1y ago
“Yes, I know what an intranet does, but it’s not something that benefits my job.” It’s something we’ve heard a lot since the mid 2000’s.  Not that we blame people. Intranets have changed a lot over time.  If you used one of the first generation intranets you probably remember that they did little to address organizational challenges, and were often criticized for taking employees away from their work. Now intranets are essential for connecting employees to their work.  So what do different roles within a workplace need to know about how an intranet supports their specific work ..read more
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Using AI to create intranet content
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by Kelly Batke
1y ago
A few months ago we discussed the emergence of AI tools like ChatGPT. We looked at some of the pros and cons of using it to create content, and how to get the most of it.  If you have no idea what ChatGPT is, or you need a refresher, click here.  Now we want to take that one step further and show you a few different examples of how AI can assist you in creating content for your intranet.  Employee announcements Employee announcements are a great way to introduce new team members to the rest of the company. They can help to build a sense of community and foster a culture of colla ..read more
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