Are Your Business Apps Hurting Your Business Rather than Helping?

One of the wonderful benefits of technology dominating the workplace is all of the apps it’s brought into our lives. Business tools like Dropbox, Skype, Google Drive, Slack and various time-tracking tools are available at the click of an “install” button, and each offer their own take on optimizing our time and increasing productivity.


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How to Escape SharePoint Hell: Top 4 Ways A Social Intranet Can Improve SharePoint

SharePoint is frequently criticized and the butt of many office jokes usually centered around inefficiency and wasted money. 


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4 Easy Ways to Promote a Culture of Innovation in the Workplace

CEOs and research consistently report that innovation is the most important ingredient for company growth. And any manager worth his or her salt will tell you that a culture of innovation is only possible when it’s promoted and encouraged from within.


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Get the Picture: Sharing Photos on Your Social Intranet

Enterprise social collaboration platforms are great for making work more social - it's in the name, after all. The technology enables teams to interact more freely, work together more easily and share documents, files and - yes - even pictures.


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Take the Mess out of HR Workflow Management

People are your organization’s most valuable – not to mention costly – asset. So, it makes sense that you’d want to be getting the most you can out of them, right?


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Why Your Employees Hate Coming to Work (and What You Can Do About It)


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The Smarter Way to Manage Social Collaboration Notifications and Get More Done

As more and more businesses and teams adopt social collaboration tools, they begin to reap the perks of working more collaboratively. Among the chief benefits is seeing the waters of their internal email floods recede.


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Communicate and Collaborate: Incentive Spring 2015 Focuses on Real-Time Team Chat and Automated Task Management

Incentive Spring 2015 is here - just under the seasonal wire (c'mon, summer doesn't officially start until June 21) - and with it comes a complete package of our updated enterprise social collaboration tools to enable you and your coworkers you get way more stuff done than you ever thought possible.


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Improving Team Collaboration: Ensuring Sales and Marketing Go Together Like Peas and Carrots Instead of Oil and Water

Sales and marketing often work in tandem and synchronized unison. They’re two peas in a pod, Batman and Robin, peanut butter and jelly. Unfortunately, while the two roles rely on each other for success, feedback and guidance, getting sales and marketing teams to collaborate and communicate effectively has sometimes been a bumpy road.


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Enterprise Collaboration Cannot Subsist of Messaging Alone

In this digital age, instant messaging has essentially become a way of life. From the good ole days of AOL Messenger to modern means of texting, Slack, What’s App, Yammer, Jive and Skype, the options and opportunities for instant messaging are endless.


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Now's the Time to Consolidate Your Enterprise Social Networks onto a Single Platform

Do you have an enterprise social network (ESN) in your organization? You know, like an internal Facebook or Twitter of sorts, where you collaborate on work initiatives. If you do, you're one of the early adopters, driven by real-time, knowledge-centric communication.


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Don’t Lose Intellectual Property: Collaborate to preserve your collective brain trust

Intellectual Property (IP) retention has always been an important issue for organizations. And it’s becoming increasingly more important as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials take over the workforce. Adding to the issue is the younger demographic’s tendency to move from job to job quickly, with an average tenure of just around two years at any single workplace.


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Top 4 HR Collaboration Tools to Make Onboarding Easier

As 1.86 million new undergraduates flood the job market this May, human resources (HR) professionals find themselves in a hiring paradise… and a paperwork and process nightmare.


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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 control. 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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Top 5 Disruptive Technology Trends from Collision

I’ve been attending Collision’s sister conference, Web Summit, for years. When the organization that throws Europe’s biggest annual tech event decided to launch here in the States, I was excited to not only attend, but also to showcase Incentive’s technology. We applied, were selected to exhibit, and, “Bam!” We were off to Vegas!


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Onboarding Made Easy: The Secret to Quickly and Effectively Onboarding New Employees

Though it’s often seen as a time-consuming or costly process, onboarding new employees is extremely important – and can all too often be overlooked. A 2013 survey by CandE found that almost half of prospective employees evaluate a company’s initial materials to assess whether or not the employer is a good cultural and personal fit.


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We’re not the only ones excited about enterprise social collaboration…

…and we’ve got a fresh $1.7 million in funding to prove it!


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The Future Workforce and Enterprise Social Collaboration

By 2025, Millennials will make up the majority of the workforce – and they’re bringing along new expectations and habits to the workplace. Here’s what this workforce of the future looks like:

  • An average employee will move from job to job quickly, staying for about two years at each organization.
  • Millennial employees want workplace flexibility, meaning more remote and dispersed workforces across countries and time zones.
  • A younger, tech-savvy workforce craves the same social functionality at work that they’re accustomed to in their personal lives. A social UX is the way of the future.

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No More Wayward Files - New Dropbox and Incentive Integration

Have you heard the news?  Incentive now integrates with Dropbox, a common file sharing app for both businesses and individuals. Today, more than 300 million people around the world use Dropbox to store and share files among friends, family and even co-workers.


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Innovation 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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Product Managers’ Communication Pet Peeves to Avoid

Product managers often find themselves serving as a lynchpin within an organization. Responsible for product road mapping, decision-making, development and testing, product managers frequently act as the middleman between executive leadership, developers, design teams, engineers and test groups. They shoulder a great deal of responsibility, and effective communication is key to the success of the product – as well as the organization overall.


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Incentive Identified as a Promising Startup by Microsoft Ventures

So far, 2015 has been a great year for Incentive. We launched our latest version with even more features to help you collaborate and communicate better; we integrated with SharePoint; and now we are getting some props for our growth and innovation!


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How to Work with Feeds In Incentive

Sometimes, collaboration is really easy. Take feeds, for example.

A feed is a simple data format designed to bring you updates as they happen. In short, a feed brings you the news without you having to seek it out on web pages or in search engines. One common format is the RSS feed, which is standard on most websites.


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Are Face-to-Face Meetings A Waste of Time?

Ensuring everyone is on the same page regarding clients and new marketing strategies is an important aspect of unifying a team. But constant face-to-face meetings in the workplace can actually interfere with the ability of employees to perform their jobs efficiently.


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5 Communication Fails Sales & Marketing Teams Should Avoid

All of those group projects we did in school did have a point – when we work collaboratively, we accomplish more. Sales and marketing teams working in concert contribute to the overall company goals of increased sales and better profits. Unfortunately, many organizations miss the mark in this regard by failing to make this goal a priority.


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