Will Microsoft Viva Replace the SharePoint Intranet?

IT leaders are under pressure to streamline resources and deliver services to the business with minimum cost and complexity. Leveraging Microsoft Viva to deliver all those great things we need from an intranet – building culture, sharing information and connecting people – can look very attractive. The main components of Microsoft Viva deliver a lot[…]

The Plain Language Mandate: Communicating for Clarity

For those who communicate for a living, creating a gloriously complex sentence full of large words can be immensely satisfying. But is your audience impressed or just confused? This week, the New Zealand parliament will consider a “Plain Language Bill” to require a level of clarity in government documents. The bill requires government agencies to[…]

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SharePoint Intranet Examples 2022

Intranet design impacts usability, trust and adoption, and can be the difference between a lively digital hub and a lonely, unloved platform. It’s a difficult job to balance form and function, branding and usability, content and interest vs a clean mobile experience. Especially within the significant constraints of SharePoint modern and – often – multiple[…]

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Internal Communications Intranet Hacks: outsource your intranet content

Among the hundreds of things internal communications and HR managers have to get done each day, producing content for the staff intranet can get pushed to the bottom of the pile. Although the repercussions might not be immediate, neglecting your intranet turns a major weapon in your communications arsenal into a rusty spoon. Soon, no[…]

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10 Reasons No One is Using Your Intranet

“Only 13% of employees report participating in their intranet daily — 31% said they never do.” When you are responsible for the success of your organisation’s intranet, it is incredibly frustrating when people don’t use it. The intranet was built for them! What is going on?? Before you move to Bolivia and take up potato[…]

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Is SharePoint OOTB Enough for an Intranet?

SharePoint Modern allows the creation of attractive, mobile-optimised pages for internal communications, department information and project teams. Communication and hub sites are easy to spin up with useful web parts like maps, videos, calendars and buttons as well as theme templates to keep the design consistent. Viva Connections helps to bring a SharePoint intranet into[…]

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Transitioning to Hybrid – How Your Intranet Can Help

As vaccination targets are met, organisations are looking to welcome employees back to the office while still embracing the positive changes that the last 12 months have delivered. While the timings and proportions vary, most organisations report they will continue to have a mix of in-office and remote working for the foreseeable future. Few staff[…]

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Calculating The Value of Your Intranet

It’s not easy to place a dollar value on a staff intranet. There are so many intangible benefits like improved engagement through events and social updates, targeted communications helping everyone feel informed, better transparency and connection with senior leaders and overall warm and fuzziness. Is this enough for your CFO? Probably not. While it can be challenging to quantify all of the benefits of your[…]

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Protecting your organisation – and your team – in the hybrid workplace

  Mandatory training in meeting room 1! Those were the days, when all we had to do was herd everyone into the room and ensure they signed the attendance sheet.  Except then of course someone had to collect, scan, verify and file each one. Now things are more complicated. The need for training and policy education[…]

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Microsoft Teams: the end of the SharePoint intranet?

Microsoft Teams made quite a splash in 2020 as many organisations turn to remote and hybrid work. According to Microsoft the planet is now clocking 30 billion “daily collaboration minutes (DCM)” in Teams per day[1]. Teams is the hub for teamwork. It allows for collaboration, chat and document sharing: a lot of the things we[…]

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Quick Wins: Digital transformation ideas to implement now

There has never been a better time to digitise processes and remove manual intervention, boosting productivity and making life easier for users. If you’re planning a road map for your organisation’s Digital Workplace, supporting remote work or simply looking to enhance user experience and productivity, these ideas might inspire you. Naturally, the best course of[…]

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Making an impact in an online world

Many organisations are now transitioning back to the office, but the way we do business has changed forever. Teams, Zoom, Blue Jeans… whatever your chosen platform, it is now essential that your communication is just as effective on screen as in person. Here are some things we have learned along the way: Look the part[…]

Six reasons people aren’t using the intranet

You have lovingly crafted a brand new Digital Workplace, agonised over home page layout, redesigned the information architecture and run a competition to find the perfect name. There were launch cupcakes. You have Champions ready to leap in and assist at the slightest faltering of user experience. So WHY IS NO ONE USING THE INTRANET.[…]