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Silos in the Workplace: Connecting through the Barriers

Silos, the idea that a company’s groups or departments should not or will not share knowledge with others, are prevalent in the workplace. “This type of mentality will reduce the efficiency of the overall operation, reduce morale, and may contribute to the demise of a...

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Engage Employees with New Groups on your Enterprise Social Network

Most enterprise social networks (ESNs) have many groups related to a company’s different business functions and departments. While many of these are necessary to business operation, such as HR for employee docs or All Company for company-wide announcements, include some lighter groups for employees to...

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Intranet Launch: Cultivate A Social Intranet

I don’t know about you, but I can easily find myself engrossed in HGTV. Whether it is Chip and Joanna shiplapping Waco, Karen and Mina revamping downtown Indianapolis, or the Yard Crashers searching home improvement stores for someone who could use a pro's expertise -...

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Intranet Launch: Include Employees from the Start

Launching a new department or company-wide intranet can be daunting. Whether it be constraints on the IT side, budget, sliding dates or gaining executive buy-in, getting to launch can seem like a slow and winding road. And launch is just the start. A common misconception...

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Intranet Profile: Setting Guidelines for Profile Photos

Community managers of a company's intranet or Enterprise Social Network can spend countless hours answering the same questions around profiles when rolling out a new platform. Believe it or not, one of the most challenging parts of getting employees to fully complete their intranet profile is...

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Intranet Profile: FILL IT OUT!

Employees take pride in making their work area and desk personable; their profile on a company's intranet or Enterprise Social Network should be the same.  An employee intranet profiles tells the story of every individual member of an organization. The larger the company, the more...

Don’t Let Your Inbox Rule Your Vacation

We’ve all dreaded an inbox of emails after a long vacation—or even just the weekend. Today, with enterprise social networks gaining adoption in small businesses and large corporations, it’s likely some of these emails are notifications from your enterprise social network, such as Yammer or Chatter....

Back To The Basics: The Intranet Is Not Dead

"Anyone that says intranets are dead, or can be replaced by enterprise social network alternatives, is ignoring the basic needs that an intranet fulfills…all of which our study showed were important to employees." -Andy Jankowski   Did we statistically prove the case for a social intranet? YES!...

The Biggest Impact on Employees’ Perception of Their Intranet

Andy Jankowski, founder of Enterprise Strategies and intranet expert, spoke at the IABC World Conference in San Francisco this summer as a guest of Igloo Software. As he spoke these words, his audience of internal communication professionals sat in silence. They weren’t awestruck-- as this...

Driving Down the Fairway: The Back Nine of Internal Communication

Driving for a Successful Back Nine of Internal Communication Topgolf found themselves halfway through the match with discouraged associates and growing irritation.  Only nine holes in and frustration was apparent.  Executives were leaving the match early.  Associates were hitting golf balls blindly into a digital abyss.  The...