6 essentials for your organization’s intranet

That internal hub is of no use if employees shun it. Whether you’re overhauling it or starting from scratch, consider these fundamentals to ensure your people make the most of its benefits.

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Are employees flocking to your intranet, or letting it collect virtual dust?

Business intranet software is designed with ease of use in mind, but that’s not to say teams don’t run into occasional hurdles. Transitioning to a new work method is difficult no matter how good your employees might be, and overlooking potential problems won’t do your organization any favors.

Here are six tips for a successful intranet:

1. Focus on your major business objectives. Think about how you can use your intranet to address your organization’s primary goals while saving time and energy. Writing out a game plan is helpful.

2. Take a top-down approach. By doing so, you can ensure that all of your business’s internal processes are running smoothly. The CEO needn’t handle this task, though. Anyone with managerial experience and software acumen is a good candidate for managing a team, especially if they’re versed in project collaboration. Choose your best and brightest to fill this role, and don’t hesitate to enlist more than one manager for a given project.

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