Why Your Social Collaboration Vision is More Important than a Set of Required Features

Many social collaboration platforms contain lots of features. And most marketing material designed to sell those platforms often has a list of features lined up on top of each other. Potential customers can simply tick off their required features, compare how the vendors stack up against one another, and choose the platform with the most features that meet their needs.


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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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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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How does social collaboration affect my legacy systems?


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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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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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The Social Intranet: The Knowledge Management Hub For Today's Organizations

 


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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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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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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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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: 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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