The secret to a great intranet launch is not just informing employees about the new intranet, but helping them build an emotional connection with it early.
I’ve compiled 25 real-world ideas to propel your intranet from a foreign piece of software to a vital, necessary tool. I’ve grouped the ideas to correspond with the stages of an intranet launch.
Include employees from the start
The more involved employees feel in the intranet process, the more ownership they’ll take in the intranet’s success.
1. Involve key employees in product evaluation.
Include employees in early discussions about the intranet, and understand how the new intranet can help them. ThoughtFarmer‘s article “15 ways to engage users in launching a social intranet” offers tips on including employees in product evaluation.
2. Get employees to participate in intranet research.