6 steps for building a dynamic intranet—or overhauling a lackluster one

A thriving internal hub is more than just a bulletin board for benefits deadlines and cafeteria menus. Follow these tips for ratcheting up excitement and promoting staff engagement.

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The intranet is the foundation of your company’s digital workplace.

If you don’t have an intranet—or you have one that is essentially unused—it’s time to put a solution in place. After all, there is no better way to increase employee satisfaction, drive empowerment and optimize productivity.

Where do you start? What considerations should you focus on? Maybe most important, how do you get your employees to care about and actively engage with your intranet?

To create an intranet that becomes essential to your workforce’s daily experience, you must approach the project correctly from the beginning. Consider your employees’ needs, focus on engagement and storytelling, and employ the right tool set for creating and updating the site.

Many organizations already have many pieces in place for establishing a powerful intranet. After all, building an effective internal platform isn’t new; it’s essentially brand storytelling. They just need guidance and the means to put it all together.

Whether you’re creating an intranet from scratch or transforming an outdated one, follow these steps to get started right.

1. Listen to your employees.

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