April 2022 | The Grid – Workgrid’s Newsletter for the Digital Workplace

Creating an intranet experience that drives employee engagement

The last two years threw a lot of challenges at organizations and employees alike. Figuring out how to enable everyone to work remotely. Coming to grips with the reality that having employees work from home could be beneficial. Understanding the complexities of hybrid work. It’s been exhausting.

Ironically, the key to tackling many of these challenges has been right under our noses – the intranet.

With the right approach, the intranet can simplify the work day for employees and eliminate their challenges with digital friction and attention management, setting them up for success no matter where, when, or how they work.

If you want to create an intranet experience that drives employee productivity and engagement, check out these resources we’ve pulled together for you. You can also feel free to reach out if you’d like to discuss your specific intranet situation.

Good luck!

The Latest from Workgrid

[Blog] Igloo + Workgrid - Improving the Digital Employee Experience

Workgrid and Igloo have announced a strategic partnership that amplifies the power of the intranet and is unlike any other digital workplace solution. Learn more about the details of this collaboration and how your organization can benefit.

[Guide] Transform Your Intranet Without Replacing It

Did you know that it’s possible to deliver a modern intranet experience that keeps employees productive and engaged - without replacing your existing intranet platform? An intelligent digital assistant is the key. Learn more …

[Blog] Amplifying Your Intranet - Guidance for Getting Users to Stick Around

Building a beautiful intranet is only half the battle. You also have to give users a reason to keep coming back. Here’s guidance for increasing the value of your intranet by integrating it with core business systems to bring important tasks and information directly to employees.

Read More: Elevate Your Intranet from Zero to Hero

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Establish Graduated Governance for SharePoint Modern

Here’s an overview of a graduated approach for addressing governance in Sharepoint Modern. that tackles each element of the platform separately while also bringing everything together into a coherent governance structure.

From Nielsen Norman Group

Intranet & Enterprise Design: Study Guide

Lots of skills are needed to design an effective intranet – UX design and research, content strategy, change management, and more. Here’s a collection of links to a wide variety of information to get you started.

From CMSWire

How Intranets and Employee Experience Platforms Complement and Compete

Don’t fall into the trap of letting an employee experience platform serve as the anchor point of your digital workplace. Sam Marshall explains why this is a bad idea and provides guidance on an alternate approach.

[Watch] How to Modernize Your Intranet and Avoid the Build or Buy Headache

The intranet is the ideal resource to help employees stay productive and engaged, but it can be hard to get it right. This webinar discusses intranet optimization – using the existing intranet and enterprise technologies you already have to bring important tasks and information into a centralized, personalized experience for employees.