This blog is about intranets

This blog is about intranets—about my own intranet at City of Malmö, Sweden, and about other intranets I see in my work.

I was hired by City of Malmö in 2003. In the beginning, my job was to produce corporate news on the intranet start page. Kind of like this:

When the intranet is all about news.

About six month after my first day at work, I had realized this was the least the intranet was in need of. There was a whole world of other things, deeper down, that have to be in place and work.

Otherwise, the intranet does not work.

This revelation was clear to me. Unfortunately, for a couple of years, I could not convince the organization of this.

So let’s fast forward to jan 1, 2010. Since then I have been able to work full time on our intranet as an intranet manager, in the truest sense. Today, two years later, I and my colleagues have developed and implemented a new generation intranet in several steps.

When the intranet is more than news.

During all these years I have learnt some things about intranets, what to do and what not to do. And in the earlier years I had a lot of time to think about how to deliver a good intranet if I ever would get the chance.

Nine years is a lot of working hours. In the last couple of years I have started to occasionally dream about intranets when I sleep—and this is not nightmares! I dream about information architecture, integrations, mastheads, responsive web design and successful deliveries of these things. Is this good or bad, related to my mental health? I chose to believe this is a healthy sign, I dream because I am committed to my job, to intranets.

This blog is about making you  just as obsessed as I am.


4 thoughts on “This blog is about intranets

  1. Hi Jesper! Congratulations on the new blog, looking forward to following along.

    What is it about intranets? They really get into your blood (and your dreams) don’t they!

    Keep on dreaming! 🙂

    1. Hi, Nadine! Nice to hear!

      Yes, intranets really get in your blood. Being intranet manager is the best job to have!

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