6 ways social intranets boost employee productivity

They make employees’ lives easier and give management insight into the company’s inner workings.

The goal of many intranets is to make it easier for employees to communicate with each other and to get their work done more efficiently, but unfortunately, most don’t accomplish this.

Rather than give up, many companies are making intranets more social to allow employees to share and discuss information that was previously locked away on hard drives or deep in the minds of other employees.

Moxie Software‘s new white paper, “Designing a Stellar Intranet: Six Key Components for Social Intranet Success,” details how to transform your intranet from a boring time-waster into an efficient information machine.

1. Rich employee profiles

Employee profiles are like digital résumés. They should include employees’ abilities, expertise, interests and any other information that helps determine who’s a good fit for a project. Over time you will see who is working with whom, and what your team’s strengths, weaknesses and skills are.

2. The organizational social graph

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