Time for some intranet tough love as we take a look at those intranet features you should really avoid. If any of these ideas genuinely came up in your intranet user research, please take a long hard look at your colleagues and consider leaving. If you’ve put them in your scope documents, hang your heads in shame!
1. The weather: You do not need the weather on your corporate intranet. It is significantly quicker and more accurate to simply ask employees to look out of the window for this piece of news. If you want to know the weather in different office, please instant message someone.
2. World clock: You don’t really need to know the time in another office that much for it to warrant valuable real estate on your homepage. Please ask employees to add or deduct a pre-defined number of hours from the system clock which the good people at Apple or Microsoft have placed in the top-right or bottom-right respectively.