Why Your Social Collaboration Vision is More Important than a Set of Required Features

Many social collaboration platforms contain lots of features. And most marketing material designed to sell those platforms often has a list of features lined up on top of each other. Potential customers can simply tick off their required features, compare how the vendors stack up against one another, and choose the platform with the most features that meet their needs.


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How to Reduce Communication Costs with a Social Intranet

Clear communication is essential to any organization. It drives camaraderie, collaboration, innovation and efficient workflows. But often, it ends up being an inefficient quagmire that raises more questions – and frustration – than it answers.


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How does social collaboration affect my legacy systems?


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Are You Ready for a Social Intranet? Find out With Our Free Checklist

A lot of companies might have aspirations of moving toward a more collaborative, efficient way of working, but how many of them are actually ready for it? 


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Simplify Employee Onboarding with a Social Intranet

When most people think about starting a new job, they’re reminded of long training sessions full of boring PowerPoint presentations and extensive paperwork. Despite the non-glamorous task of onboarding new employees, it’s not only a necessary part of running a business – it’s critical to your success as a company and employee engagement. 


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Ensure You’re Reaping the Business Benefits of a Social Intranet’s Super Universal Search

Over the course of just a few decades, Google has gone from an unknown to a household name to a widely used verb. Now, “Googling” and people’s compulsive behavior to search for everything online controls the way we work…and some of our personal interactions. 


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How the Search for File Sharing Can Lead to a Social Intranet

 


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So, What IS a Social Intranet (And Why Is Everyone Talking About It)?

The term “intranet” has been around for quite a few years now. It conjures up different images for different people, depending on when you entered the workforce.


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Top 10 Tips for Social Intranet Adoption from 451 Research

You might have noticed we’ve been hanging around 451 Research a lot recently. It all started with an analyst report on Incentive and the future of social intranets, and it evolved into a joint webinar with me and 451 analyst, Alan Pelz-Sharpe, on social intranet adoption.


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Supercharge Social Intranet Sharing with Quicklinks

Sharing updates or statuses has been around on social media for almost a decade. There are quite a few differences between "sharing" and a "share" in the world of enterprise collaboration tools. I know - it all sounds the same, but read on for a deeper dive into how your social intranet can supercharge sharing to really get stuff done with a smart little feature we call the "quicklink."


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4 Tips for Better Team Communication (and Improved Productivity to Boot)

Effective communication is a frequent stumbling block in most relationships, whether it’s personal or professional. How many feature films can be reduced to just a short if the two main characters simply talked to one another?


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4 Benefits of A Social, Collaborative Workplace

Simon and Garfunkel had it wrong – no man is an island. We need friendships and human connection for good health, enjoyment and even increased life expectancy

But too often, our social needs aren’t met at the office. We come in, make the donuts and leave. The line drawn between work and play leaves many employees feeling alone and isolated in a place where we spend the majority of our waking hours. 


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Make Working Remotely a Breeze with These 4 Results-driven Tips

With huge Fortune 500 companies like Dell, Deloitte and IBM leading the way, it’s clear that the modern workforce is becoming increasingly remote.


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3 Ways Document Collaboration Can Improve How You Work

Here’s a challenge for you. Find an organization whose work doesn’t rely heavily on document sharing and collaboration. Even service-based companies rely on documents and files to keep the doors open.


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Endless Summer – The Top 5 Reasons to Work in Silicon Beach

 


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It’s Miller Time: 3 Reasons Why an Office Happy Hour Should be Company Policy


Close relationships are fundamental to happiness and health, so why would we shortchange ourselves in that arena just because we’re at work? Fostering a positive, relaxed and fun work environment allows employees to bond more easily with their peers.


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Transparency: What Your Employees Don’t Know CAN Hurt Them

A recent study revealed some interesting findings about transparency within organizations. Did you know that:


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TL;DR? That’s Exactly Why You Need to Read This

In a business world where time is money, no one wants to feel poor. Unfortunately, it seems that when our day-to-day is filled with unlimited distractions and new possibilities, everyone is scrambling for more hours in the day.


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5 Ways To Supercharge Your Workforce With Millennials

It’s a statistic we talk about all the time – Millennials are slowly overtaking every other demographic in the workplace. By 2025, Millennials will comprise the majority of the workforce, and it’s important for companies to know how to recruit and groom them for their organizations’ benefit.


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Search and Ye Shall Find: Tips for a More Powerful Social Intranet Search

Let's face it. Technology has conditioned us to expect instant gratification. We visit Google, enter a search term and within a matter of milliseconds, we have thousands of results at our fingertips.


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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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