Lessons from Hulu: 5 ways to beef up your intranet

The streaming TV platform is tickled pink with its new intranet. How did it design a new channel that is popular with its staff of Hulugans?

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Well, sure. They’re Hulu. You would expect them to be great at creating a fabulous intranet.

Your company, on the other hand, manufactures left-handed shovels, and your staffers spend their free time dropping water balloons out high-rise windows and trolling celebrities on Twitter. How can you compete with the cool video-streaming service’s fancy new internal platform?

Fortunately, it’s not as hard to do things right as you might think, even with your payroll filled with miscreants and ne’er-do-wells. In the new Ragan Training video, “How to empower your people: Engage employees with a social intranet,” Hulu‘s Mike Rocco offers tips that will help any organization jazz up its intranet.

The company embodies the latest trend in TV watching and makes its headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Being hip and well-heeled, Hulu provides a work environment of open workspaces with exposed piping overhead, bean bag chairs, a kitchen full of snacks, a recreation room where staffers can shoot Nerf baskets or navigate video game hotrods, and a wood-paneled pool room with a realistic-looking digital fire crackling on a wall screen.

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