How to create an intranet employees will love

Your company’s intranet doesn’t have to be ‘fun’ to make your workforce happy. Include these four things, and your colleagues will thank you.

Let’s apply these to intranets.


Employees are paid with money: compensation, bonuses, expenses, employee benefits and promotions. Employees’ salaries are not related to the time they spend on the intranet.

Make sure that all salary-related information can be found on the intranet, such as:

There are things other than salary that are related to rewarding. The following tasks and procedures are perfect for automating on your intranet:

Showing the latest status of a transaction—e.g. “waiting for approval”—can be of great value. I once waited for someone to pay a declaration for over two months, only to find out that the manager who needed to approve it was on maternity leave.


Companies expect employees to express creativity in their work and not on the intranet, unless their job involves the intranet.

It is important for employees to be able to access the information they need to do their job on the intranet. Quick and easy access to this information is a key factor for the success of the intranet. It improves the efficiency of the organization and makes employees happy.

But this is not creativity. Creativity involves original thinking and producing, and the intranet is the ideal platform to share ideas and knowledge.

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