Top 10 Tips for Social Intranet Adoption from 451 Research

You might have noticed we are fond of  451 Research . It all started with an analyst report on Incentive and the future of social intranets, and it evolved into a joint webinar with 451 analyst, Alan Pelz-Sharpe, on social intranet adoption.


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Social Intranets and the Supply Chain: Thoughts from 451 Research

Intranets have been around for more than a decade, but they’ve undergone several evolutions. From static bulletin boards in the 1990s to a more interactive and human-driven platform we now know as a social intranet, they’ve been a mainstay in offices for more than 15 years.


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IT Costs Burning a Hole in Your Budget? Spend Less, Do More with a Enterprise Social Intranet...

Social intranets have great potential to significantly reduce the amount of money companies, large and small, spend on IT. As if that wasn’t benefit enough, it’s even “estimated that as high as *$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in value can be unlocked through social technology usage in companies today.”


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Want Better Workers? Keep Your Millennial Workforce Engaged

Millennials are the golden children of the workplace right now. They’re depicted as (and often truly are) passionate, opinionated, against-the-grain, hardworking (when they care about something) and full of new ideas. Their way of thinking about problems in a different light has ignited innovation in countless “trendy” companies including Facebook, Evernote and Netflix, and even brought fresh thinking to older companies.


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Increasing Social Intranet Adoption: Make Your Intranet Truly Social

Social intranets can have an amazing impact on your business, but sometimes they can be a challenge to successfully implement across your organization. A Gartner report found that social intranets have just a 10 percent success rate and that the typical approach of “provide and pray” is destined for failure.


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How a Social Intranet Can Help You Achieve that All-important Cross-team Synergy

Happy New Year! Over the past few months, we've talked often about the benefits of a social intranet and its role in cross-team collaboration. After all, no man, woman or team is an island.


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More Easily Identify and Solve Business Pain Points with a Social Intranet

Ingnorance is bliss, but what you don’t know can hurt you. Take employee engagement as an example. While it’s tempting to think that it affects only outward-facing employees like sales and customer service, it actually impacts everyone—from the front line to the back office.


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The Simple Tweak to Your New Hire Onboarding That Can Increase Loyalty and Productivity

While a new hire might have wowed you with a great first impression during their interview, the onboarding process is an employer’s chance to woo new employees and set a good foundation for them.


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How does social collaboration affect my legacy systems?


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Collaboration and Communication: How a Social Work Environment Fosters Productivity

How many times has a great idea gotten lost or buried in the avalanche of communications between employees at your company? The truth is it's nearly impossible to know that number without browsing through endless blogs, emails, meeting notes and audio/video files of project and group gatherings. Yet this is often what team members find themselves doing in order to retrieve that next big idea from a previous meeting or correspondence. 


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The Compelling Reasons Your Organization Needs a Social Intranet – NOW!

If your organization isn’t using a social intranet yet, what are you waiting for?! Yeah, we’ve heard the age-old excuses that intranets are clunky, confusing, outdated and ineffective, but the fact is none of those reasons hold water any more. The new social intranet has so much to offer employees and companies looking to increase collaboration and productivity. 


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4 Signs Your Legacy Intranet Needs an Overhaul

Many companies think that simply having an intranet is the only step needed to ensure their teams and departments are working more collaboratively. However, the tricky thing about intranets is that leadership and higher-up decision makers are often clueless about whether or not their current intranet is popular among employees.


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The Reasons Your Organization Should Adopt a Social Intranet

Internal communication has never been the easiest of feats. Even if all your employees are on-site, miscommunications happen. It’s like a gigantic game of telephone - what you originally said is not what the employee at the end of the line hears.


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Once People Ask "Why?" Rather than "How?" You've Won

At Incentive, we deliver an enterprise social collaboration platform with a feature set so rich that users have access to all of their knowledge, information and communication in a single location, giving the organization complete to connect, communicate and collaborate. Users don't have to wander outside of Incentive for additional programs or rely on unapproved or unsafe services to "Get Stuff Done, Together."


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Overcoming the communication bottleneck

How many times have you walked away from a team meeting thinking everyone was agreement on action items, but as it came time to execute, it seems some things got lost in the shuffle.

These dropped balls can stem from having meeting notes in different platforms and a lack of access to them. In some cases, no one takes notes at all.

It can be difficult to communicate effectively with your team even when you don’t have to worry about staying aligned across a variety of platforms.


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How Social Intranets Make Document Collaboration the Center of Your Team Strategy

The social intranet has been a huge leap forward in terms of real-time communication and collaboration, but some solutions have sometimes lacked a sense of cohesion and focus.


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Social Intranets are Impacting the Future of Work

If you’ve been in the workplace any length of time, you might have noticed that things around you are rapidly evolving. And we’re not just talking about desktop computers being replaced with laptops and tablets. From the rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) a few years ago to the increasing presence of wearables in the workplace, work has changed.


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Put Platform Fatigue to Bed with A Social Intranet and Streamlined Workflows

Employees are tired. They’re tired of passwords. They’re tired of separate platforms for every feature. In fact, they’re so tired that it’s difficult to get any work done.


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7 Simple Steps to Improving Your Team Communication System

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluating the state of your team communications system

Effective communication tools are critical to successfully competing businesses, regardless of team size. In large businesses, teams need to effectively communicate together and with other teams. In smaller businesses, with each employee fulfilling several roles, efficiently organizing and sharing ideas and tasks are, arguably, even more important because one misinformed person affects several areas of the business.


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A Look Ahead: How Social Intranets Will Empower Business Operations in 2017

Increasing global competition demands that businesses take a proactive approach to their operations. Many already are, and they’re turning to collaboration technologies and tools, such as social intranets, to do it. Through these tools, businesses generate operational excellence and business performance improvements.


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The Social Intranet: The Knowledge Management Hub For Today's Organizations

 


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How CIOs Can Make the Case for a Social Intranet—and Impact the Bottom Line

As we move ever further into the digital age, information technology (IT) is shifting from a business burden to a business asset. However, the transition from one to the other requires careful guidance and management.


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How Your Social Intranet Can Become A Knowledge Management Hub

 


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Incentive 4 Is Here, and It Makes Document Collaboration Easier than Ever

It’s an exciting day at Incentive headquarters! We just launched Incentive 4, our new product version that makes document and file collaboration easier than ever. We’ve been working tirelessly to make this update the best version of Incentive yet, and we’re thrilled to finally share it with our users.


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How a Social Intranet Can Contribute to the Bottom Line

Businesses make money in one of two ways: they either increase profits (top line) or cut costs (bottom line). The two aren’t mutually exclusive though; improving the bottom line leads to improvement in the top one. Similarly, impacting the top line tends to produce results in the bottom one.


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