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Yes, Intranets Remain Important—Here’s Why

Flexible and remote work backed by tech will remain popular

Flexible and remote work backed by tech will remain popular

The employee lifecycle will be integral to the digital workplace

The employee lifecycle will be integral to the digital workplace

Businesses can’t afford language barriers

Businesses can’t afford language barriers

Diversity efforts should be nurtured in an open and inclusive way

Diversity efforts should be nurtured in an open and inclusive way

Engaged employees in the digital workplace will turn into influencers and brand ambassadors

Engaged employees in the digital workplace will turn into influencers and brand ambassadors

Microsoft 365 (i.e., SharePoint) and digital workplace tech are becoming more complementary

Microsoft 365 (i.e., SharePoint) and digital workplace tech are becoming more complementary

Organizations need to keep track of intellectual property

Organizations need to keep track of intellectual property

Without conventional “water cooler” moments staff with emotional and social connection

Without conventional “water cooler” moments staff with emotional and social connection

As companies reevaluate their intranet strategy, we’re hearing many questions from our clients like: Is the concept of an intranet outdated? What’s the best way to complement other communications tools like Zoom and Teams? How can we make our intranet more social and engaging? What are other companies doing with their intranets?

Keeping up with changes in the intranet marketplace and adopting new strategies are critical to any digital employee experience. During our most recent ROI Tech Talk, we took a broad look at trends that impact users, technology partners and communication leaders who are obligated to stay current and push the intranet envelope. ROI’s tech expert, Byron Whitt, led the discussion to address these trends, many with a special emphasis on how the pandemic, remote work and the consolidation of technology platforms are quickly rewriting the rules for corporate intranets.

During the conversation, common pain points surfaced such as frustration with search, outdated metrics, content strategy and design inconsistency. We also heard that while intranet strategies exist, they are usually embedded in other corporate strategies and initiatives and don’t get the attention they deserve. However, on the optimistic end, we also heard that our clients feel their intranets are not only relevant, but mission critical.

 

What are ROI Tech Talks?

ROI Partner Group Tech Talks are invite-only sessions, designed exclusively for ROI Partner Group members and special ROI guests. During these sessions, members are invited to explore the featured platform, share best practices on how they’re using it, discuss launch and adoption challenges, and talk about ways that they’ve integrated the tool into their overall communication strategy.

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Contributor:

Byron Whitt

Byron is a Director of Technical Services with a strong background in digital communication strategy and transformation.

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