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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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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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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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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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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Increasing Social Intranet Adoption: Accepting Failure as Part of the Learning Process

Implementing a social intranet is not a simple process. We’d love it to be as easy as installing an app and letting your employees loose on it. But a business tool that impacts change, increases productivity and positively changes how people collaborate and work together across teams, departments and the entire organization is bound to hit a hiccup or two during the adoption process.


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Increasing Social Intranet Adoption: Define Your Success Metrics

Implementing a company wide intranet is no small undertaking. It requires careful planning and buy in from key stakeholders, and even then, success can take a while.


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Increasing Social Intranet Adoption: Create a Plan for an Extended Rollout

Earlier this week, we talked about ensuring your social intranet is truly social – it’s one of our top 10 ways to improve social intranet adoption. Today’s tip in our “Improving Social Intranet Adoption and Collaboration” series focuses on the importance of an extended rollout plan. Taking the steps to think more strategically about implementation keeps users engaged and gives your social intranet the best chances of surviving – and thriving.


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Increasing Adoption: Relating Your Social Intranet to Measurable Business Processes

Welcome back to our blog series on Increasing Social Intranet Adoption and Collaboration. So far, we’ve covered some fairly tactical and easy-to-implement tips that will help you get more out of your social intranet, such as identifying stakeholders and monitoring engagement.


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Increasing Social Intranet Adoption: Pivoting and Managing Change

Have you been following our 10-part series on getting more out of your social intranet? If you missed the first couples of posts, don’t sweat it. You can check them out here and here.


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Increasing Social Intranet Adoption: Monitoring Hot & Cold Spots in User Engagement and Collaboration

Welcome to the second installment in our 10-part series on increasing social intranet adoption. If you missed the first blog on identifying and empowering social intranet “change champions” within your organization, you can find it here.


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Increasing Social Intranet Adoption: The Importance of Identifying Key Stakeholders and Advocates

Anyone who’s ever tried to make changes within an office can tell you that it’s no easy feat. Employees are often resistant to change how they work – even when it can make them more efficient and effective.


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Polling Power: Leveraging a Social Intranet for Fast Answers

Having the power of a social intranet at your fingertips yields many benefits - a more collaborative, productive workplace, access to all of your workplace files in a single location, the ability to search private and group chats in the blink of an eye and so much more.


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