In the ancient days of workplace collaboration, a cry rang out over the mountains for interactive communications, flexible workstyles and mobile productivity. What if the ten commandments came forth today? What would be the ten guiding principles for successful intranets?
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In today’s digital working environments, intranets are emerging as the welcoming front door for a multitude of collaborative tools. But while employees start to experience the power of collaborative features, internal communication departments struggle with keeping all these tools together. Preserving a centralized information channel that ignites the desired sense of community and spreads corporate messages is a common challenge, regardless of organization size or industry.
Whether you're responsible for managing an ongoing intranet program or in charge of launching a new digital workplace project, following the right approach to drawing the connection between business goals and intranet objectives can drive game-changing outcomes.
While your CEO expects an intranet masterpiece, your co-workers are fumbling through a maze of business tools looking for the holy grail of digital collaboration. A well-defined vision will ultimately result in an intuitive, user centric and context-aware interface that engages teams and enables them to work faster, productively and flexibly. But with so many agendas and priorities pushing to different sides, it can certainly get overwhelming to get your strategy right.
But hey, wait! An intranet that really promotes engagement and collaboration doesn't have to be a daunting initiative to set in motion. We’ve taken over 15 years of strategizing and implementing collaboration ecosystems for clients across industries, and put together the do’s and don’ts, best practices and pitfalls in digital workplace implementations. So before you set on your expedition, here are the Ten Commandments that will help you sail through planning an intranet that really promotes engagement and collaboration.
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Tom Laureys is Solution Manager ECM at AMPLEXOR based in Belgium. For the past 10 years, Tom has been helping clients across industries find the right technology to effectively digitize their business processes and improve collaboration and productivity. His combination of strategic thinking and expertise in a range of platforms - from Alfresco and Documentum to SharePoint and Office 365 – grant him the capacity to capture new trends on the market and turn them into solutions for our customers.