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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Top 10 Tips for Social Intranet Adoption from 451 Research

You might have noticed we are fond of  451 Research . It all started with an analyst report on Incentive and the future of social intranets, and it evolved into a joint webinar with 451 analyst, Alan Pelz-Sharpe, on social intranet adoption.


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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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IT Costs Burning a Hole in Your Budget? Spend Less, Do More with a Enterprise Social Intranet...

Social intranets have great potential to significantly reduce the amount of money companies, large and small, spend on IT. As if that wasn’t benefit enough, it’s even “estimated that as high as *$900 billion to $1.3 trillion in value can be unlocked through social technology usage in companies today.”


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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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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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4 Signs Your Legacy Intranet Needs an Overhaul

Many companies think that simply having an intranet is the only step needed to ensure their teams and departments are working more collaboratively. However, the tricky thing about intranets is that leadership and higher-up decision makers are often clueless about whether or not their current intranet is popular among employees.


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The 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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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 to connect, communicate and collaborate. 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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