Intranet Analytics: 5 Truly Helpful Social Intranet Measurements

There’s a ton of information out there about what to measure on your intranet. It can be confusing and contradictory, or seem like a mountain of effort to analyze. So here we’ve outlined five things to measure on a social intranet. While these may not give you a complete view of intranet usage they all … Read more

The Complex Role of a Modern Intranet Manager

The role of Intranet Manager is more important than ever before. Traditional intranets required someone at the helm with a broad perspective and variety of skills. Newer social intranets, with their greater ability to influence company culture and productivity, have only added to the pile of needed skills. In this article we explain what the … Read more

What is Intranet Governance Really?

In its most straight-forward meaning, governance is decision-making. Whenever you have more than one person involved in making a decision you need governance in place to facilitate the decision-making process. A congress or parliament is the primary national-level decision-making body of a country. The president, executive branch and administration implement the decisions made by congress/parliament. … Read more

How to Deliver Effective Training for Social Intranets

In order to make sure your users really learn, design the training to be engaging, interactive and exploratory. And remember that a good training session does more than just teach people things — it builds stronger emotional connections to the new social intranet. – By Ephraim Julius Freed Read the full article on the ThoughtFarmer … Read more

7 Tips for Designing your Intranet Training Program

Launching a new intranet is more than just giving employees a new software tool — intranets enable organizations to change the way they work together. While ThoughtFarmer is very user-friendly and intuitive, employees need training on new processes and best practices specific to your company’s intranet. Plus, for your less tech-savvy employees, training gives them … Read more

25 Creative Intranet Launch Ideas

The secret to a great intranet launch is not just informing employees about the new intranet, but helping them build an early emotional connection where they are excited about the possibilities. We’ve compiled 25 real-world ideas that you can use to propel your intranet from a foreign piece of software into a mission-critical tool. We’ve … Read more

How to craft a communications plan for your intranet project

Early intranet adoption hinges on your ability to communicate the launch of your intranet. This article explains the key considerations and sequenced steps involved in creating a comprehensive communications plan for your intranet project. So many problems in large projects come down to issues of communication — a lack of it, not doing it with … Read more

How-to: Intranet Content Migration (with Migration worksheet)

“Alright intranet project team, who wants to lead the content migration… Nobody? But it’s so critical… We can’t have a new intranet without content… I’ll provide chocolate and scotch…” Content migration may not be the most exciting part of an intranet project, but it truly is important. Even in the world of rich social features … Read more

How to Create Findable Content — Intranet Content Strategy Part 3

Good intranet content is both useful and scannable, as we discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. In this post, we’ll discuss one more attribute of good intranet content: it’s findable. There are three major ways to find intranet content: Click through site navigation Enter search queries Follow links on related pages … Read more

How to Create Scannable Content — Intranet Content Strategy Part 2

Useful content provides the right information needed to complete targeted tasks. Scannable content presents information in the right order and with the right formatting so that users barely need to read but still get the point. How is this done? The goal here is to make your content so simple that people don’t have to … Read more