What does Intranet Innovation Mean to You?
Innovation is a word that evokes emotion. For some, it can be about forward-thinking, leading edge = exciting. For others, it may be forward-thinking, leading edge = scary. Although your intranet is most likely rich with ideas and merit, you might not think it’s innovative. But it is – keep reading!
For Step Two Designs (out of Sydney, Australia) innovation is about uncovering great ideas. Now in its fifth year, their global Intranet Innovation Awards is about sharing ideas for the benefit of the whole intranet community. Winners have come from countries around the world, and from both small and large organizations. It’s not about winning an award; it’s about tapping into the collective intranet community and seeing what other companies are doing with their intranet sites.
Here are some innovative intranet ideas:
Create an app or widget that increases employee engagement and participation in your intranet: Orrstown Bank implemented a program called WOW; an innovative employee recognition program whose success has made a positive impact on employee workplace performance.
Does your CEO use your intranet in a inspired way to connect with employees? Share how your CEO is available for any employee to go online to chat & connect or ask questions via your intranet.
Use your intranet for collaboration purposes such as mini videos or podcast “interviews” of employees on why they like working for the company.
Design your intranet theme around your company brand or logo. Include your Marketing department in the creative process to make the design and layout of your intranet unique.
Involve your employees in the production of the intranet and share how your employees have suggested ideas to better the functionality of your intranet and what steps you took to make it happen.
Promote Health and Wellness via your intranet by advertising “Daily Tip” widgets on your home page.
Does your office encourage Go Green Initiatives? Start a discussion board where employees can post their green lifestyle and workplace advice.
We encourage you to submit your intranet!
It doesn’t cost anything
It is a simple process
You get to see other great intranet ideas
You might win an award
To learn more, or to submit your intranet, visit here.