A Look Ahead: How Social Intranets Will Empower Business Operations in 2016

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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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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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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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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How 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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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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Social Intranets: Your Secret Weapon to Improve Employee Onboarding & Workplace Engagement

No one denies the power of employee engagement. It’s proven to increase productivity and efficiency, as well as improve job satisfaction. Just check out these stats:

  • Increasing employee engagement investments by 10 percent can increase profits by $2,400 per employee, per year.
  • Highly engaged employees are 38 percent more likely to have above-average productivity.
  • Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by 202 percent.

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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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Fostering Corporate Innovation and Collaboration: Leverage Those Wikis and Blogs

You might have heard that businesses like GE and Accenture are doing away with annual performance reviews as part of a commitment to agility, innovation and collaboration. Good news, right? Reviews have always been a bit of a headache for everyone involved, and if a company is engaging in open communication, there should be few mysteries about someone’s performance and growth trajectory with the organization.


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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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How to Engage and Entertain Employees for Greater Profitability

It might not be high up on the list of priorities for companies, but ignoring how engaged—or unengaged—your employees are, could be a significant factor in what’s dragging down your business. Sure, profitability, and operational efficiency is super important, but what you may not know is that employee engagement is a huge contributor to both of those values. Employee loyalty, company spending, productivity and office culture are all influenced by how engaged workers feel at the office.


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Incentive Fall Edition 2015 Improves Real-time Collaboration

Summer has been very productive at Incentive, a reality reflected in the Incentive Fall Edition 2015 release, which delivers heaps of new features and functionality to your favorite social intranet platform.


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Improving Social Intranet Adoption: Have A Clear Purpose and Goals

In our “Improving Social Intranet Adoption” series, we’ve been exploring the steps you can take to ensure your social intranet implementation is a success. Part of laying the groundwork for that success is establishing goals early in the process.


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How to Convince Your Boss You Need a New Social Intranet

Employees have long petitioned their bosses for new perks and improvements around the office. Weekly happy hours, flex hours and a better coffee selection might make the short list. But one of the most important changes you can lobby for at work is an improved company intranet that positively impacts your bottom line.


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Increasing Social Intranet Adoption: You Can’t Force Change

Surely no one reading this ever dug your heels as a child and flat out refused to do something simply because you were told to, did you? And no one would ever respond negatively to the line of reason “because I said so,” would they (we really need a sarcasm font)?


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