October 16, 2017
We all know a bad intranet when we see it: stale content, rigid templates, outdated message boards, uninspiring graphics, poor navigation, ineffective Search function – the list goes on. For many of our clients, their intranet is considered the backbone of their organizational communications, and yet, too often this critical channel falls short of its engagement potential.
Thankfully, we are in the midst of an intranet renaissance. New technology, increased social connectivity and a refreshed approach to corporate communications have evolved the way we think about intranets. While still serving as the hub for company information, a modern intranet can also serve as an interactive tool to inform, educate and engage employees in a two-way dialogue by providing a forum for them to connect with the business and each other.
If your company is looking to more fully engage its people, consider the following best practices in current intranet design to get the full value out of this important channel:
Internal communications is critical to enabling employee performance in support of business objectives. Investing in a modern, effective intranet ensures more opportunities for meaningful employee engagement – and that is a worthwhile return that will pay dividends for your company.