Infographic: 5 ways to ensure your intranet doesn’t stink

Even though most intranets aren’t online hot spots, that doesn’t mean yours can’t be great. Keep these key points in mind when you build your intranet, and employees will come running.

Intranets don’t have the best reputation.

They can be cluttered, uninspiring and uninformative. Most of the time, employees hate them.

If you’re one of the many communicators charged with reforming their organizations’ intranet, consider this infographic from Alive With Ideas. It offers some helpful reminders about what makes a good intranet. In short, it explains how to make sure that yours doesn’t bomb with employees.

Here are the five key principles to remember:

1. Focus on users’ needs.

2. Don’t be afraid to leave out content.

3. Make it mobile.

4. Test all features for usability and value to employees.

5. Track your stats.

These tenets may seem basic, but they make a big difference to employees.

Download this free white paper, “Auditing your Internal Communications,” for a step-by-step guide to assess which communications channels work best for your organization.

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