The archaic intranet gets a face-lift

This MyRagan blogger presented her boss with a plethora of ideas to improve her company’s pre-historic intranet, but when she wasn’t given the time of day, she decided that she would have to do all the work herself … and it worked.

So the following Thursday I went in armed with my notes. I gave my spiel, digging in a little extra hard on the particularly embarrassing points. He was impressed. His expression showed concern, upset, and a tinge of guilt. He gave my boss the go-ahead to start talking to MIS, and he said he would as well, and that we would look into this problem.

Fast forward a few weeks, and I am now working with our baby-step victory. MIS agreed to give me control over my area of the intranet. I got our consulting web designers to make some quick and dirty templates in Dreamweaver, and now I am putting together what will be our very first web-based intranet page. Yes, people, it has HYPERLINKS!

This is all very exciting coming from what we had before. Yet regrettably, I’m feeling a little underwhelmed by the whole thing. It’s taken so much effort just to budge the needle this far (which, relatively speaking, is actually quite far) and it’s taken so much work to finalize these designs and work with the content (not to mention my other duties as New Media Coordinator which include: shooting & editing video, taking photographs, managing a quarterly corporate publication, and managing our corporate website) that now that the day is upon me, the whole thing feels a tad anti-climactic.

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