The best intranets act as the Main Street of the organization. They should be a place where employees connect, find news and get the important information they need to do their jobs. It can also become a work community that overcomes the challenges of linking employees across job functions and geography.
However, you can’t expect employees to keep visiting your intranet if you don’t give them a reason to stay. Whether you’re in need of an intranet refresh, redesign or a completely fresh start, here are three ways to increase the value of your intranet in 2019.
1. Create a space where leadership can communicate with the company. This can take the form of a letter, a question and answer session or a live video stream. Not only does this put a face to leadership and make the conversation personal, it helps show employees what they’re working towards and who they’re working for.
2. Design a site that’s reflective of your external brand and your desired internal culture. Look at the design elements of your company’s external website and intranet. Are they of the same quality? Do they look similar? Does it appear that the company invested in both? Does your intranet reflect your desired culture in terms of being fun or more formal? The best intranets reflect the same high standards of design and branding as the company’s consumer site.
3. If work/life balance is something your company values, give employees the opportunity to share information about their personality. Rich employee profiles are a great way for employees to connect on a more personal level and improve their working relationships with co-workers. The underlying message that employees will receive is that the company cares about them as individuals, not just for the skill set they bring to the company.
Interested in enhancing, updating or building your intranet? Tribe can help.