We often use social media, like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, to engage in conversation with our intranet software customers. A few months ago we asked
Why do you love your intranet?
on our Facebook Fan Page. The response was great!
Here are a few ideas to motivate and keep your employees engaged.
Share Your Corporate Values and Mission:
Your intranet is the perfect place to promote your corporate core values and goals for the organization. Ensure that your corporate mission and purpose are stated clearly on your intranet and use plain language. This keeps your employees aligned with your corporate goals and makes everyone feel like they are in the loop.
What better way to inspire your staff than by letting them know about the achievements of their coworkers? If you learn of an accomplishment or award that an employee in your organization is receiving, write about it on the intranet. The achievements don’t have to be related to your organization at all. Highlighting your employees’ accomplishments not only shows that you recognize their contributions, but it can also help encourage others.
Create an area on your intranet where employees can share blog posts and articles they find online. This can be a great source of information about trends in the market, best practices, and innovation within your sector. You never know where a new idea will come from or what information will inspire others.
Thought of the Day:
Add a widget to your Home Page that cycles through a selection of pre-populated messages. The messages can be inspirational quotes, tips to help employees perform their daily tasks, answers to frequently asked questions and ‘did you know’ topics. The goal is to provide valuable content in bite-sized chunks, from the first page of your intranet.
Employee Message Walls:
Like Facebook walls, this is an excellent collaborative tool for conversations on your intranet. Employees can post questions, seek advice, learn from each other, and share/promote intranet content.
Sometimes, finding ways to inspire employees doesn’t need to involve complex initiatives. Take a look at the tools available on your current intranet and provide avenues for employees to share, inspire and engage.
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