Bring your intranet to life by adding staff photos.
This is a guest blog post from a true intranet champion, Peter Barron. Peter is the Internet Services Manager at Rio Rancho Public Schools and two things stand out when you talk to Peter: he has an infectious passion for intranets and he is one smart guy. Peter has 10+ years under his belt with Intranet Connections. We recently had a conversation about his challenge to get buy-in for staff photos on their intranet, RioNet, and he graciously agreed to share his insights.
School districts are populated with staff that are not happy to be “out there” on the web, even if it is a secured intranet. This is for a variety of reasons, but foremost there is an instinct to shield identities, perhaps because as a school district our job is to protect children day in and day out. There is a concern that someone could take advantage of another staff member by having access to their photo through the intranet.
I have discussed a variety of options with our leadership team (in IT) providing we can get clean JPG data for all our staff imported into our Active Directory. We could then use the Intranet Connection AD sync feature for all 2,500+ staff. There are a few deployment options that we are discussing.
My hope is that the benefits will outweigh the fears. Our plan moving forward is to:
Are you in the same boat? Let us know if Peter’s story helped and how you have (or plan to) get buy-in from employees and stakeholders on allowing staff photos on your intranets.