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: 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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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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4 Ways to Reap the Benefits of a Social Intranet’s Real-time Chat

A 2011 survey by Robert Half predicted that real-time communication tools would overtake email by 2016. We’re just a year away from that deadline, and real-time communication is definitely gaining popularity among start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike.


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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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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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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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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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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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The Smarter Way to Manage Social Collaboration Notifications and Get More Done

As more and more businesses and teams adopt social collaboration tools, they begin to reap the perks of working more collaboratively. Among the chief benefits is seeing the waters of their internal email floods recede.


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Enterprise Collaboration Cannot Subsist of Messaging Alone

In this digital age, instant messaging has essentially become a way of life. From the good ole days of AOL Messenger to modern means of texting, Slack, What’s App, Yammer, Jive and Skype, the options and opportunities for instant messaging are endless.


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The Future Workforce and Enterprise Social Collaboration

By 2025, Millennials will make up the majority of the workforce – and they’re bringing along new expectations and habits to the workplace. Here’s what this workforce of the future looks like:

  • An average employee will move from job to job quickly, staying for about two years at each organization.
  • Millennial employees want workplace flexibility, meaning more remote and dispersed workforces across countries and time zones.
  • A younger, tech-savvy workforce craves the same social functionality at work that they’re accustomed to in their personal lives. A social UX is the way of the future.

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How to Effectively Work with Spaces in Incentive

Everything in Incentive belongs to a Space. These are areas where people gather around a common subject, whether it's a business department, a task, a project, or something else with a common denominator.


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SharePoint Integration with Incentive: Seamless and Complete

We’re happy to announce the public beta program for Incentive’s seamless integration with Microsoft SharePoint - which means that from now on you can find everything you need inside your organization, on a single socially powered collaboration platform, Incentive.

With the beta program, users will have access to the full functionality of SharePoint within Incentive. Our integration brings original SharePoint content into Incentive rather than mirroring folders or importing and copying content.


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Introducing Incentive Winter Edition 2015

What better way to celebrate 2015 than with the release of a new update of Incentive? Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to introduce Incentive Winter Edition 2015.

Today’s launch of Incentive’s Winter Edition 2015 introduces a new release schedule here at Incentive. We plan to offer four major release a year, calling them Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn release.


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Social Intranet Readiness Checklist #6 - Would you benefit from a Google of your own?

Earlier this spring, we published a Social Intranet Readiness Checklist that you can apply on your own organization to check whether you are likely to benefit greatly from a social intranet or not.

If you've answered 'yes' to at least one of the six questions, your organization is probably ready for a social intranet solution. If you collected more than just one 'yes', you should definitely look for a social intranet solution as soon as possible.


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A social intranet does wonders to your company culture

Many organizations understand the ineffectiveness of email overload. Some organizations also realize the power of storing all knowledge in a single repository and being able to retrieve it from one single search bar. And further, a few organizations have grasped that a social intranet is a remedy to all of the above.

But how many organizations have understood how powerful a social intranet is when it comes to strengthening your company culture? Have you?


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Social Intranet Readiness Checklist #5 - Is it important that you own your data and keep it safe?

Earlier this spring, we published a Social Intranet Readiness Checklist that you can apply on your own organization to check whether you are likely to benefit greatly from a social intranet or not.

If you've answered 'yes' to at least one of the six questions, your organization is probably ready for a social intranet solution. If you collected more than one 'yes' from the questions below, you should definitely look for a social intranet solution as soon as possible.


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The intranet is dead. Long live the intranet!

Just two years ago, advocates of the social intranet had a hard time explaining to information workers what it was  - or more exactly, what it was good for?


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