Intranets are an innovation approximately 20 years old. A “homepage” not for all, but for employees in a company. An intranet manager, with a team, takes care of this product.
Recently I had the opportunity to meet some 10+ intranet managers for a discussion about intranet governance.
A really interesting fact in this group, consisting of both municipal, regional and governmental organisations as well as commercial business, was that almost no one felt they had a clearly designated intranet owner for the existing intranet.
When you’re responsible for an intranet, you need to be a product manager. The intranet is a product, and you and the team manage it, so the product delivers today, tomorrow and in the future.
But what should the team actually do? What is there “to manage”? Continue reading “Control the intranet work with this game”
When managing an intranet the team often has things it does again and again. Repeated tasks (e.g. a request for administrating permissions on a page, production and publication of a global news item, taking care of a bug in the WCMS) are actually the core of the maintenance work. Continue reading “Keep control of your intranet processes”
Intranet content requires constant curation. It gives employees in the organization support and enhances efficiency when it’s written in the right way for the right target groups and sorted the right way in the structure. Stop taking care of the content and the intranet starts to deteriorate. Be a caring, loving curator and your intranet will thrive.
Here are ten content commandments we live by. Continue reading “Ten content commandments for intranet managers”
After a spring focusing on the theoretic parts of the new intranet (setting vision statement, mission statement, SMART goals, desired effects, defining target groups and so on) our intranet project is now getting into the visual design phase.
The last few months have resulted in a lot of wireframes exploring different ideas. Continue reading “If you put any executive “blah, blah, blah” in the way I will kill you”