HOW AN INTRANET CAN MAINTAIN AND BOOST EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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Fiona Stewart
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3 minute read
We previously wrote about how working from home will continue long beyond COVID-19 and as a result, it will be a significant operational requirement for organisations to give attention to. As both employers and their employees evolve their ways of working and improve their communication channels, the pros and cons of working outside the office on a more permanent basis will be thrust into the spotlight.

Employee engagement is imperative for maintaining productivity and company culture, and if they are not able to see each other in the flesh to incite motivation, organisations run the risk of their employees becoming decidedly unengaged. Working from home has its share of issues which, combined with other extrinsic matters, can demoralise teams. This is where organisations can elevate and position themselves as a responsible employer, striving to ensure connectivity.

If you haven't already done so, now might be the time you realise you should implement a company intranet. The pandemic has shown many of us that now is the time to focus on doing business in a more streamlined and innovative way, and an intranet can help facilitate that. An intranet can create a virtual watercooler for your employees to facilitate both informal and formal communication. Rather than having to sort through emails and other messages, everything they need to connect them to the company and their colleagues is in one place.





We previously wrote about how working from home will continue long beyond COVID-19 and as a result, it will be a significant operational requirement for organisations to give attention to. As both employers and their employees evolve their ways of working and improve their communication channels, the pros and cons of working outside the office on a more permanent basis will be thrust into the spotlight.

Employee engagement is imperative for maintaining productivity and company culture, and if they are not able to see each other in the flesh to incite motivation, organisations run the risk of their employees becoming decidedly unengaged. Working from home has its share of issues which, combined with other extrinsic matters, can demoralise teams. This is where organisations can elevate and position themselves as a responsible employer, striving to ensure connectivity.

If you haven't already done so, now might be the time you realise you should implement a company intranet. The pandemic has shown many of us that now is the time to focus on doing business in a more streamlined and innovative way, and an intranet can help facilitate that. An intranet can create a virtual watercooler for your employees to facilitate both informal and formal communication. Rather than having to sort through emails and other messages, everything they need to connect them to the company and their colleagues is in one place.

You can add events, a newsfeed with company announcements, and you can integrate pop-up alerts. You can also blog, include a media library, and use social feeds. This can help your employees feel like they're in the traditional office setting and can help reduce some of the uncertainty and anxiety they might have due to not being in their usual physical surroundings for work. 

An intranet can serve as a way to build a virtual community where your employees can go to maintain the connection to corporate culture and their colleagues. It can be a place where you promote casual online conversations, and you can brand your intranet so that it feels like it reflects your company brand and your employer brand. 

Digital First are a proud partner with Valo, and together we’ll help you develop a strategy that will satisfy your business objectives. Additionally, we’ll work with you to develop a launch and adoption plan so your intranet becomes an essential component of your employee’s working life.

Contact us for a free consultation and intranet demo (03) 8657 0196
 
Fiona

Fiona Stewart

Marketing Manager
Fiona has a background in marketing and client services across multiple sectors in Ireland, United Kingdom and Australia. She is responsible for Marketing and Operations at Digital First, providing guidance on the strategic direction of our business and how we engage with our customers.