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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How to Engage and Entertain Employees for Greater Profitability

It might not be high up on the list of priorities for companies, but ignoring how engaged—or unengaged—your employees are, could be a significant factor in what’s dragging down your business. Sure, profitability, and operational efficiency is super important, but what you may not know is that employee engagement is a huge contributor to both of those values. Employee loyalty, company spending, productivity and office culture are all influenced by how engaged workers feel at the office.


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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: Define Your Success Metrics

Implementing a company wide intranet is no small undertaking. It requires careful planning and buy in from key stakeholders, and even then, success can take a while.


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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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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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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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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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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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Reclaim Your Day from Email Overload with These 3 Social Intranet Hacks

Some are proclaiming the slow but impending death of email. When it changed the world and the way people communicated in the '90s, its eventual demise seemed unfathomable.


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Latest Incentive Release Boasts Key Local Integrations, Updates and a New Desktop App

Have you heard? Incentive has released a new version. Allow us to present Incentive 3.8, which will kick your already efficient way of working (especially if you're an Incentive user!) up a notch. We're constantly thinking about how we can improve our platform to ensure that you and your business are equipped with the best possible tools to "Get Stuff Done, Together."


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The 3 “Cs” of Wikis for Business and How They Can Help Your Company Succeed

Did you that the term “wiki” is derived from wiki-wiki, the Hawaiian word for quick?


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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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