Category: 2. Plan

Have you done your intranet homework?

Martyn Green

When I first meet with organisations to discuss their intranet needs, they frequently make assumptions about what their users want or need. What I always point out is how will you know what staff really want if you haven’t asked them? To make sure you get a site that truly works for your users I [...]

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Selecting an intranet vendor

Martyn Green

Before you even consider an intranet supplier for your project, it’s absolutely vital that you have gathered information on the requirements of your users and have a firm understanding of what you want to achieve. Once you’ve got to this stage, you’ll be ready to go through the process of selecting a supplier. There are [...]

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Who owns your intranet project?

Lauren Parker

It’s often the case that responsibility for an intranet project is given to one department, more often than not it’s the remit of Marketing or Human Resources. Time and again I encounter organisations with communications focussed intranets. They have barrelled along with their project without discussing it with the rest of the business, and are [...]

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Why Intranet Sponsors are Vital to Successful Intranets

Sam Lipscombe

Time and time again, we see evidence that shows intranets without a senior level sponsor do not engage staff and achieve the objectives of the organisation. After all most intranets, no matter how small, starts by someone justifying spending some time, effort and energy (and money) setting one up.So how does this happen? In my [...]

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Is your intranet future proof?

Lauren Parker

When I meet with organisations, I tend to find that for a lot of companies, their decision to invest in an intranet is something of a knee jerk reaction. Their biggest concern is addressing their existing business issues. This could be anything from changing working practices to communicate company news right through to locating documentation [...]

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