Want Better Workers? Keep Your Millennial Workforce Engaged

Millennials are the golden children of the workplace right now. They’re depicted as (and often truly are) passionate, opinionated, against-the-grain, hardworking (when they care about something) and full of new ideas. Their way of thinking about problems in a different light has ignited innovation in countless “trendy” companies including Facebook, Evernote and Netflix, and even brought fresh thinking to older companies.


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Increasing Social Intranet Adoption: Make Your Intranet Truly Social

Social intranets can have an amazing impact on your business, but sometimes they can be a challenge to successfully implement across your organization. A Gartner report found that social intranets have just a 10 percent success rate and that the typical approach of “provide and pray” is destined for failure.


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

Happy New Year! Over the past few months, we've talked 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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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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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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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: 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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How to Foster Bottom-up Innovation in Your Company

From Seth Godin’s “Purple Cow” concept to 1,200 CEOs surveyed by PwC, the refrain can be heard everywhere: innovation is essential for any organization to grow.


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