I’m pretty convinced the ”I want to kill some time—hey, let’s browse the intranet!”—percentage for intranets is exactly zero-point–zero. Employees in organisations don’t get onto the intranet just because they have some spare time during the work day. Instead they check their personal Facebook or Instagram feeds. Then how should we, intranet managers, act in order to still get some loving from the end users?
As we develop our intranet, we have six principles that we follow. If we live according to them, we think we are more likely to provide the right content, tools, news items, and services to the organization.
This is part 2 about our guiding principles. Part 1 discussed the first three, #1 Bottom up, #2 More than news and 3# Fix the tool time. Now it is time for the rest of them.
If I’m going to talk about intranets, it is only fair that I start with my own intranet. Personally I like to see lots of screen shots—so I plan to be generous with them myself.
Let’s start with the home page on our intranet. Or, maby I sould say, one of our home pages. (I will explain further down.)