Right for you: your social intranet solution

Benefit from the versatile possibilities of the social intranet for your company

How the social intranet helps

Made-to-measure and modern – Your social intranet solution

A modern answer to current challenges: the social intranet is the perfect solution for numerous challenges of digital transformation. After all, speed, the ability to innovate and efficiency are among the key requirements for business success today. Thanks to the diverse and flexible benefits of the social intranet, it keeps up with the rapid rate of change and even helps to shape it – as a company of any size. Thanks to the optimized knowledge management, your company quickly develops new solutions, meaning that your company can adapt more rapidly to changes. A social intranet also generally offers the option of customizing it to suit the needs of your organization, meaning that it also provides flexible and purposeful support for your work.

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The key functions

From an application to a social intranet solution

Each function of your social intranet offers you a solution to real-life challenges that you encounter in everyday work. Interestingly, the social intranet is already a solution in and of itself: namely to the challenges of the skills shortage in the wake of demographic change that ever-increasing numbers of companies are facing. Studies show that younger employees in particular greatly appreciate a social intranet in their company. Consequently, this tool becomes a criterion for convincing the high potentials of tomorrow to join your company and for combating the skills shortage.

 

The following philosophy applies: you decide what range of functions you want to have on your social intranet in practice. Thanks to its wide range of options, you customize the functions to suit the unique structures and requirements at your company in order to maximize the benefits of it. The following functions generally form the basic functions of every social intranet:

  • Activity stream – The cornerstone of the social intranet Rapid responses to urgent questions: the activity stream is the social intranet feature that connects people who have questions with the right experts in the company – spontaneously, quickly and efficiently as in the well-known social networks. To this end, the activity stream often also has additional functions such as the inclusion of work assignments and reminders.
  • Content – The solution for your knowledge management Whether it’s important forms, internal guidelines or data for a major project, the provision of information is one of the most important social intranet functions. This is done using a content management system (CMS). There are various possibilities for how this data is created: through direct communication and collaboration between employees on the one hand, and through departments within a company that are tasked with providing information and posts for all employees on the other.
  • Instant messaging – The efficient alternative to email In many companies, the flood of emails is a daily reality. This can be explained by the fact, among other things, that emails were not originally designed for internal communications. In this case too, the social intranet offers a solution that has a positive effect on the daily volume of communications: direct discussions between employees in a chat are both personal and quick.
  • Tagging – The clever way to find content Anyone looking for content on the intranet wants to find it quickly and easily. Thanks to tagging, users assign keywords to content on the social intranet. As a result, other users can find the content much more quickly. In order to make it even easier to find content, employees also have the option of tagging other employees – perfect for making them aware of information that is important for their work.
  • Team rooms – The perfect tools for your collaboration Digital rooms for interdepartmental collaboration: team rooms are perfect for virtual project groups in order to save all of the important data in them, for example. Everyone involved in the project thus has the opportunity to work on it. Team rooms can also be used to organize meetings and much more.

Getting started

How it works: building your social intranet

Regardless of whether it’s a solution for a small, medium-sized or large company, multiple steps are required during implementation so that your social intranet really serves its purpose. During its introduction, it’s particularly important to pay attention to your own employees’ needs. After all, they will also be using the social intranet – and it’s their user behavior that will decide whether it’s a success.

Once the decision has been made to implement a social intranet, it’s all about building up know-how within the company. The people responsible are then aware of the possibilities of the intranet and its technical feasibility.

In the next step, it’s all about setting the goals that the social intranet will aim to achieve. The project managers also define appropriate areas of application for which the social intranet provides solutions.

A pilot project on a specific use case provides the first practical experience with your social intranet solution. At the same time, it’s a good moment to communicate the introduction of the social intranet in your company.

During the pilot project, everyone involved gathers valuable experience for optimizing the technology and the functions of the planned social intranet.

In the penultimate step, the programmers implement the improvements as discussed.

Both human and technical factors play an equal role in the final introduction of the social intranet so that the employees accept and use the new social intranet. Well thought-out usability facilitates the introduction, for example, while future users familiarize themselves with the new functions through training.

  • Step 1 – Research:
    Once the decision has been made to implement a social intranet, it’s all about building up know-how within the company. The people responsible are then aware of the possibilities of the intranet and its technical feasibility.
  • Step 2 – Definition of requirements:
    In the next step, it’s all about setting the goals that the social intranet will aim to achieve. The project managers also define appropriate areas of application for which the social intranet provides solutions.
  • Step 3 – Pilot project:
    A pilot project on a specific use case provides the first practical experience with your social intranet solution. At the same time, it’s a good moment to communicate the introduction of the social intranet in your company.
  • Step 4 – Reflection and adjustment:
    During the pilot project, everyone involved gathers valuable experience for optimizing the technology and the functions of the planned social intranet.
  • Step 5 – Implementation and development:
    In the penultimate step, the programmers implement the improvements as discussed.
  • Step 6 – Roll-out:
    Both human and technical factors play an equal role in the final introduction of the social intranet so that the employees accept and use the new social intranet. Well thought-out usability facilitates the introduction, for example, while future users familiarize themselves with the new functions through training.

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