8 Components of a Truly Integrated Digital Workplace

We are living through an age in which the digital environment of work is becoming much more important than the physical workplace. The digital workplace has the potential to transform how companies operate on the front line, how employees communicate and collaborate internally, and even what it means to be an employee. Yet most organizations … Read more

6 ways to present quick links on your intranet homepage

Just about every intranet homepage has some form of “quick links”. On many intranets the list is labelled exactly as that. On other homepages these links are referred to differently. But they always play the same role. These lists of links are important. They offer direct access to deeper sections of the intranet and to … Read more

Announcing the winners of My Beautiful Intranet 2014 (with screenshots!)

More than virtually any other aspect of digital workplaces, intranets offer the opportunity for good design. Now that intranets integrate social features and collaborative tools, and are expected to be mobile accessible, they are more important than ever to productivity and company culture. This contest is here to highlight the role of good design and … 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

How to Create Useful Content — Intranet Content Strategy Part 1

No one reads the intranet in the same way they curl up with a good book. Intranet content consumption is purpose-driven and goal-oriented. Your employees have mountains of information to move and they are pressed for time. So it’s critical that your intranet content is: Useful Scannable Findable This article focuses on creating useful content. … Read more

We finally found the world’s best intranet

Best intranet in the world – and what makes it so good (annotated screenshots) from Digital Workplace Group As with the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot, we always assumed the perfect intranet was a myth. But now we’ve found the world’s best intranet and have created annotated intranet screenshots explaining its many strengths. – By … Read more

Latest intranet trend: integrated task list on the homepage

The term “integrated task list” isn’t a technical or official term; it’s just my simple description. Here’s a full explanation: An integrated task list brings notifications and tasks from a variety of enterprise applications into one central dashboard on the intranet homepage. This simple dashboard can present read-only notifications, or can offer clickable actions, such … Read more