Are you the new Social Intranet Manager? Here are 5 tips for you

Who owns and takes care of the social intranet? And what do you call her?


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Ditch the CRM tool, get a social intranet instead?

I've been working with marketing and sales for many years. One thing I've realized is that the tools you put in the hands of your sales team have to be both easy to use and easy to find stuff within.

Or: the best way to speed up communication between your customers and your sales reps (and betweens sales reps and other sales reps for that matter) is to give them a tool where the sales rep's questions get answered - not a tool for documentation.


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Incentive Weekend Highlights about Social Collaboration

The workweek is coming to an end and the weekend is closing in - as usual we recommend 3 articles around social collaboration - this week we are focusing on mobile collaboration; allowing people to work anywhere and some hurdles for social intranet. 

1. Social must be mobile
Written by James Robertson 
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Why you should read: Start small or large, alongside exsiting platsforms or integrated. One important factor is Mobile - from day 1. 


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How Europe will strengthen its digital entrepreneurship

Last week Incentive was invited to attend the "New Frontiers for European Entrepreneurs Event" in Brussels, organized by The European Commission, DeloitteEBN and Digitaleurope.


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How to kick-start enterprise social collaboration at work...

We often meet representatives from middle management who complain. Or at least worry a little.


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Microsoft Azure gets thumbs up from Europe’s Data Protection Authorities

Microsoft's service for enterprise clouds, Azure, has just recently gotten thumbs up from 28 of Europe's Data Protection Authorities.

What it means? It means that Microsoft Azure has met Europe's standard for privacy - and the same goes for services onboard.


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Incentive Weekend Highlights about Social Collaboration

The workweek is coming to an end and the weekend is closing in - as usual we recommend 3 articles around social collaboration - this week we are focusing on innovation, culture and what tools you need to get work done - enjoy! 

1. Which Comes First: Engaged Employees or Customer Success?
Written by Tom Murphy 
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Why you should read: "This idea of failing fast and learning is really the hallmark of how we're going to achieve technology success in our organizations." How will work get done and what do one need to work smarter? "I would say, first and foremost, you want to have tools to help employees get work done. Those tools are no longer the HR systems of performance management and compensation — those don't help to get your work done." 


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Who's the Jack Andraka on your social intranet?

Have you heard the story of Jack Andraka?


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What is your breaking point? - a CEO-perspective of privacy

Two weeks ago, Natalia Brynte here att Incentive wrote an excellent piece on how products that ensure privacy have to be dead simple to use.

I would like to continue on that subject, but add a CEO's perspective of it all. I'd like to know: What is your breaking point?


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Incentive Weekend Highlights about Social Collaboration #4

Again, the weekend is coming soon - as usual we recommend 3 articles around social collaboration - this week we would focus on the WHY?  Why should your organisation work with Social Collaboration Tools and think as a network. Learn how Adidas Group did it or read Steve Dennings reflection of tomorrows smart working companies. 

 


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A social intranet helps your new talents onboard

We've all been there; we've all been the new talent on a job and received a million documents, instructions and passwords - and said hello to a lot of people whose names we forget the very same second our hands stop shaking.

In short; it's hard to be the new talent. But also exciting.


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Products that ensure privacy need to be dead simple

Last week, at the SXSW conference, Edward Snowden joined digitally to speak about mass surveillance.


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CEO Rickard Hansson: "Incentive 3 is here - you wouldn't know what a social intranet is until you've tried it

So, the day finally arrived...Incentive 3 is here, and although the world will not stop and turn it's head - it's still a pretty big thing in the long run.


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Countdown to Incentive 3 - try it out next week


Incentive 3 is around the corner - and with that a brand new experience of next generation social intranet software.


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Weekend highlights about Social Collaboration #3

The workweek is coming to an end and the weekend is closing in - as usual we recommend 3 articles around social collaboration - this week we are focusing on an use case, Social HR and the fact that we all are social and digital citizens.  

1. How an insurance company created a thriving internal network
Written by Russell Working
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Why you should read: Understand why American Family Insurance, know as a stodgy company, started a social collaboration project. What happens when employees can comment, like and dislike co-worker created content? "This is what people are used to doing in their real life," says Miller. Pat Miller works as is American Family Insurance corporate publications manager . 


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Social Intranet Readiness Checklist #3 - Are coworkers, partners or customers far away?

A couple of weeks ago, we published a Social Intranet Readiness Checklist that you can apply to your own organization to check whether you are likely to benefit greatly from a solid intranet or not.

If you've answered 'yes' to at least one of the six questions, you should begin looking for a social intranet solution. If you have more than one 'yes', you should get a social intranet running as soon as possible.


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This is Incentive; a 2 minute video that explains what a social intranet is


Nothing says it like moving images. Give us 2 minutes of your time to explain what a social intranet is, and how Incentive changes your work culture for good.


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Many are smarter than a few - explained in 10 seconds

At Incentive, we often talk about how the many are smarter than the few.


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Give me 20 minutes to show you how your company will save hours - per co-worker - by working smarter

A few weeks ago, I gave a presentation on Social Collaboration and More Smart Working in Santa Monica, California.

This session will give you the answer to 2 specific questions:

  1. Why should you implement a social intranet in your organization?
  2. How do you go about it? Practical lessons learned?

Towards the end you will get key take-aways from a real-life customer experience; one of Sweden's largest banking players - and hard facts from my 15 years of experince. 

Who knows? It might be the best 20 minutes you've spent so far this year.


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Social Intranet Readiness Checklist #2 - Heavy loads of internal e-mailing?

Two weeks ago, we published a Social Intranet Readiness Checklist that you can apply to your own organization to check whether you are likely to benefit greatly from a solid intranet or not.

It looked like this:

  1. Would you agree that your company's greatest asset is the knowledge of your employees?
  2. Have you ever experienced heavy loads of internal e-mailing for daily routine matters?
  3. Do you often cooperate with coworkers, partners or customers that are far away from where you are?
  4. Do you have a previous bad experience of traditional intranets that were either confusing or seldom used?
  5. Is it important to you that you own your own business critical data and keep it safe?
  6. Would you like to be able to search your company for knowledge from one single point-of-entry?

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Social Intranet Readiness Checklist #1 - Is the knowledge of your employees your greatest asset?

About a week ago, we published a Social Intranet Readiness Checklist that you can apply to your own organization to check whether you are likely to benefit greatly from a solid intranet or not.

It looked like this:

  1. Would you agree that your company's greatest asset is the knowledge of your employees?
  2. Have you ever experienced heavy loads of internal e-mailing for daily routine matters?
  3. Do you often cooperate with coworkers, partners or customers that are far away from where you are?
  4. Do you have a previous bad experience of traditional intranets that were either confusing or seldom used?
  5. Is it important to you that you own your own business critical data and keep it safe?
  6. Would you like to be able to search your company for knowledge from one single point-of-entry?

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Incentive Weekend Highlights about Social Collaboration #1

Weekend is coming near - as usual we recommend 3 articles around social collaboration - this week would like to share some insights around business value of social collaboration, how we can refer to it and give you a vital glimpse at what will happen over the coming years.

1. 3 Strong Business Arguments for Having an Intranet

Written by Andrew Wright 

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Why you should read: You will find 3 business arguments with focus on innovation, operations and employee engagement. You will understand busniess values to help you launch an enterprise collaboration project within your organization. 

2. Enterprise Social is not "Facebook for the Enterprise". It's Everyday Collaboration. And So Much More. 

Written by Naomi Moneypenny 

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Why you should read: Are you tired of people referring to enterprise collaboration as "facebook" - read and understand the difference. 

3. The State and Future of Enterprise Collaboration

Written by Oscar Berg

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Why you should read: Oscar Berg sums-up where company's stand today regarding enterprise collaboration. He writes about change, we won't focus on the tools, instead we will look for business value and organizational change within our company.


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Is social collaboration merely a way for colleagues to share pictures of cats?

When people meet new challenges, we tend to start looking for tools. But we shouldn't start with the tools; we should start with disrupting the way we work.


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CEO Rickard Hansson: "90 percent of my everyday chores are solved in our social intranet"


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Social Intranet Readiness Checklist - Are You Ready To Work Smarter?

At Incentive, we talk a lot about working smarter - but how do you know when and if your organization is ready to work smarter?


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