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

Ignorance may be 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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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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Guide to Building the Business Case for Work Tools with a Social UX

Getting management buy-in for new tools and technologies at work isn’t always the easiest task. You have to be prepared to show how that tool can help the company reach its goals and ultimately boost the bottom line.


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How to Embrace Cross-team Collaboration at Your Organization

“People are your most important product,” says Chuck Intrieri, management consultant. “Use them to continuously improve your organization.” 


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A Look Ahead: How Social Intranets Will Empower HR in 2016

Human resources (HR) plays a critical role in a business’ success. Though they may be unseen and unheard much of the time, HR personnel are the “people whisperers.” They hire and manage talent, drive employee engagement and ensure satisfaction in the workplace.


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Make Local File Collaboration Easier with a Social Intranet

Managing your files and documents in the cloud is a great idea. But it's not an option for everyone - or applicable to every case. Many organizations have stringent security policies that require storing files on a local server instead of the cloud. And the practice is more common than you think.


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How to Effectively - and Quickly - Bring New Team Members Up to Speed

Remember the movie “Top Gun”? The two main characters, Maverick and Goose, are talking on the tarmac.

Maverick says, “I feel the need…”

Goose replies, “…the need for speed!”


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The Surefire 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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Start 2016 with the Top 7 Collaboration Trends

It’s that time of year when most thought leaders turn to future casting and planning for the New Year. We’ve already seen a flurry of “2016 trends” posts in the past few weeks, and we’re here to stress the importance of getting 2016 off on the right foot.


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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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Tales from NATO: Why Every Business Can Benefit from a Social Intranet

The word “social” causes many enterprises to cringe, maybe more so if they have strict regulations, security policies and standards. This was the case for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). While they wanted a communications solution that would improve business efficiency and performance across their offices and countries, they were concerned about the security and safety of their employees and intellectual property (IP).


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A Roadmap for Building a Collaborative Startup Culture

Collaboration. It could very well be the organizational buzzword of 2015. Everybody, from the smallest of startups to the largest of corporations, has been talking about it. We’ve certainly been talking about it (but that’s nothing new).


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Top 3 Reasons Employee Recognition is Vital for Any Organization

We have a secret to tell you: Employees are people. Okay, okay – that’s not a secret at all. But too often, organizations lose sight of the people when pursuing a business objective. The irony is that keeping sight of employees, their needs and accomplishments leads to meeting objectives faster.


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

We talk 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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