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What exactly are social intranets? And how will it benefit my business? Will staff be wasting their time sharing holiday photos and chatting or will there be enhanced connections and an improved company culture? Use the social intranet category to discover the answers to these questions and much more.

The truth is social intranets have had something of a bad press with some business owners likening them to social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. However, far from being the time waster that some employers fear, a social intranet can have a positive impact on the workplace by improving internal communications, increasing opportunities for joint working and enhancing team spirit.

Use this category to learn all about social intranets. Discover the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them and find out how to deploy a social intranet to gain maximum advantage in your business. This category provides an honest appraisal of the pros and cons relating to social intranets as well as plenty of practical examples and tips.

All You Need To Know About Instant Messaging In The Workplace

All You Need To Know About Instant Messaging In The Workplace

The ping of instant messages is now commonplace in businesses worldwide. Many of us already use instant messaging (IM) to connect with friends and family, and the total number of worldwide IM accounts has hit over 8.3 billion. So, it's no surprise the use of instant...

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Self-Introduction The Ultimate Guide

Self-Introduction The Ultimate Guide

It’s your own commercial or personal elevator pitch. You could be at a job interview, starting a new role, attending a networking event, or giving a presentation. A self-introduction explains who you are and what you do. It’s how you answer those tell me about...

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Two Way Communication Explained

Two Way Communication Explained

We don’t need to tell you how critical communication is to your organization’s success. It’s the glue that binds all staff together. However, many businesses mistake information sharing for communication. You may have a cutting-edge CEO vlog and multi-media staff...

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13 Common Design Features For Business Instant Messaging

13 Common Design Features For Business Instant Messaging

Fast, responsive, and relevant, instant messaging (IM) is a game-changer for many businesses. When collaboration and agile decision-making are vital, IM has much to offer companies. Once seen as the preserve of teenagers, IM has moved into the mainstream. And so, for...

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Social Intranets: Are They Right for Every Organization?

Social Intranets: Are They Right for Every Organization?

Social Intranets In The Workplace Social intranets have taken the world of employee communication by storm. With flexible working arrangements, distributed workforces, and mobile computing the new norm, it's little wonder that a social intranet is the digital...

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10 Tips To Overcome Remote Team Conflict

10 Tips To Overcome Remote Team Conflict

Conflict resolution within remote teams is a difficult task for any manager. But when the dispute involves employees who are working remotely, it’s an even bigger challenge. And yet, home working is undoubtedly here to stay. The pandemic has simply fast-tracked what...

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Returning To Work After Coronavirus Tips

Returning To Work After Coronavirus Tips

Coronavirus lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased in some places around the globe. Over the coming weeks, staff will be swapping their slippers for shoes as they head back into offices and workplaces. While this return to normality is welcome news, business...

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Personal Project Management Made Easy

Personal Project Management Made Easy

Sticky notes. To-do lists. Checklists... Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying they help to pull off a project. But as anyone knows who's been involved in a major initiative, there's more required than this humble trio to get things done. Both in our work and in...

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Help Staff Work From Home: Adjusting To The New Normal

Help Staff Work From Home: Adjusting To The New Normal

Staff working from home is no longer the niche movement it once was. Covid-19 has forced employees and employers to rapidly adapt to this new work situation with almost no notice. Zero planning means the pros and cons of working from home are being uncovered...

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Top 10 Intranet Design Trends 2019

Top 10 Intranet Design Trends 2019

There’s nothing like having a few days away from the office over the holiday season to give you a fresh perspective on things. It may be that you have come back to work, logged onto the company intranet and realized that it is looking a bit tired and dated and is in...

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8 Trends That Will Boost Your Internal Communications Strategy

8 Trends That Will Boost Your Internal Communications Strategy

Internal Communications Internal communications isn’t just about keeping employees informed about what’s going on. It’s no secret that a good internal communications strategy is critical to company morale, productivity, and even revenue. The truth is that internal...

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Intranet Tools: The Essential Top 10 For Business

Intranet Tools: The Essential Top 10 For Business

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the business benefits an intranet has to offer. But for new readers here’s a quick recap on what’s possible by introducing intranet tools into your company: improved internal communications increases in employee...

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Intranet Design: Five Ways To Improve Employee Engagement

Intranet Design: Five Ways To Improve Employee Engagement

Organizations with high levels of engaged employees are more productive and profitable, period. That’s the key message from recent research by Gallup. In fact, according to Gallup engaged organizations show much lower rates of employee turnover and absenteeism, as...

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Busting the Social Intranets Myth

Busting the Social Intranets Myth

We’ve heard it all before: Social intranets just waste time. All your staff are going to do is idle away their time, sharing cat photos, holiday stories, and muffin recipes. Having a social intranet certainly won’t lead to an increase in productivity and more than...

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5 Top Tips To Keep Employees Engaged Post Intranet Launch

5 Top Tips To Keep Employees Engaged Post Intranet Launch

So your company’s office intranet is finally up and running – let’s call that step one! Now it’s time to move onto step two; creating intranet content that your employees will want to engage with. Unfortunately, too many businesses think that once the office intranet...

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Company Intranet Use To Optimize And Achieve HR Goals

Company Intranet Use To Optimize And Achieve HR Goals

Tempting as it may be, you shouldn’t be leaving the newest trends in technology to your IT team. No matter who you are in an organization, from the business owner to the HR manager, understanding innovative technology can have a beneficial effect on every aspect of a...

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FOMO Definition and Meaning: What Employers Need To Know

FOMO Definition and Meaning: What Employers Need To Know

The fear of missing out (FOMO) in relation to social media is a well-documented phenomenon. We all know the symptoms: that gnawing feeling that there’s something really cool happening that we’re not party to, which in turn drives us to regularly check for updates on...

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Make Your CMS Intranet Content Valuable And Fun

Make Your CMS Intranet Content Valuable And Fun

“All staff” emails getting buried in inboxes? Printed newsletters seem outdated and environmentally unfriendly? It’s time to migrate company-wide communications to your (Content Management System) CMS intranet. Whether you’re getting the word out to an office of ten...

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