Free, easy-to-use intranet development software and the need to effectively communicate news and information to employees in a single portal are making this a great time to fuel-inject your corporate intranet. Undertaking such a cumbersome task can be daunting to say the least. Whether your company is thinking of overhauling or in the midst of creating a new, online internal communications site, it’s always helpful to know what others in the industry are doing to make it a happy, healthy experience.
This month, we spoke with a few leading communicators and Web content managers to see what’s been done, what’s working and how to convince the brass that the company’s intranet is well worth the investment.
Integrating print and online—with a capital ‘I’
So a communicator walks into a new job in November and he’s promptly told he has a year to build a new portal for a 4,500-employee hospital and transition the monthly publication to a quarterly publication while keeping the new portal current with news articles. No joke. This happened to Michael Keating, senior editor for internal communications at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston.