While the idea of bringing internal communication and collaboration together under the umbrella of a social intranet has always been an exciting concept, it faces three major problems.
What are they?
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On the market in ever-evolving incarnations for nearly twenty years, Microsoft SharePoint has become one of the world’s most popular intranet platforms. But even alongside a slew of Office 365 applications, is it the best option for today’s mobile-first, employee-centric digital workplace, where the importance of company-wide communication and culture-building has been on the rise?
We don't think so.
Why not? Read on. . . .
The advent of web content management systems (WCMS or simply CMS) in the late 1990s was a key step in the development of the Internet. The technical hurdle of creating web content was out of the way, and more people could publish content with minimal effort.
It's been more than two years since TradeWinds Islands Resorts launched TW Way, their employee relationship platform with Staffbase. Since then, the largest full-service destination resort in Florida has seen a marked increase in employee happiness and engagement.
In my professional career, I’ve seen all kinds of companies: big and small, fancy and old-fashioned, top-down leadership and laissez-faire. Contrary to what’s true for “a staggering 87%” of the workforce, the pattern I’ve seen is that people want to love what they do. They want to be proud of their work and their team. It makes us feel good; it helps us define ourselves; and it even improves our health. Unfortunately, not every organization makes it easy to do so. In fact, most of them fail.
Many of today's organizations are taking a broader view of the intranet as a mobile front door entryway to specific platforms within the digital workplace. But before crossing this new threshold, businesses must first find ways to put a digital workplace strategy at the top of their agendas.