7 Tips on Integrating a Company Intranet

Clear and concise communication is essential for any role in a business, and the quality of a company’s internal communication sets the stage for the future.


In the present-day digital age, it is important to have a tool that keeps your company connected. Here’s how you can utilize an intranet in your workplace to keep your company in sync, productive, and having fun.


7 Benefits of a Company Intranet


1. Enhances Internal Communication

An effective intranet solution encourages communication to flourish across your organization:

  • Teams can have an open dialog

  • Colleagues can share and contribute knowledge

  • Leadership (managers/supervisors) can stay in touch

  • Different departments can provide and share updates

The best part is that communication moves in both directions. Anyone can share, comment, and provide feedback. An intranet both streamlines communication by bringing it into one place and entrusts individuals with a voice and company knowledge.


2. Connects Your Company Across Locations and Time Zones

Employees anywhere can instantly share information, keeping everyone in sync and improving overall employee performance. Your intranet will become the central hub for your company online. Each employee and location have insights into what is happening throughout the company, regardless of where they are located.


3. Boosts Recognition and Rewards

Employee recognition is a fundamental part of the employee experience, and it helps to improve employees’ overall satisfaction and engagement levels.


According to the SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey, peer-to-peer recognition is 35.7% more likely to have a positive impact on financial results than manager-only recognition. Employee recognition software empowers every employee to recognize and be recognized on an equal playing field.


4. Simplifies Onboarding

A solid intranet makes onboarding easier than ever. New hires can use it to find their place with easy-to-access documents, up-to-date org. charts, rich bios on their peers, and a dynamic news hub that provides information and insights into the culture of the company.  


5. Increase Employee Efficiency & Productivity

One of the keys to working more efficiently is to get a single communication system. This idea is supported by the fact that almost half of US workers prefer to communicate with colleagues online, saving on productivity.


6. Inspire a Culture of Workplace Happiness

Amplify the office atmosphere and experience through increased employee recognition and engagement. A company is not a company without its people and most intranets are about the people. Bringing them together, bringing out the best in them, and enriching your company culture in the process. Transform your company culture, cultivate your people and help retain the highest performing talent.


7. Improves Employee Engagement

Fully engaged employees are far more likely to be satisfied, motivated, and committed to their work and company.


Overall, an engaged employee is more:

  • Positive in their work approach

  • Committed to developing and maintaining careers at their organization

  • Creative in solving problems

  • Motivated to meet and exceed goals

  • Proactive about learning new skills and starting new projects

  • Connected to the mission of the company

Workmates is the enterprise social platform that fosters a sense of community between you and your team. It’s about acknowledging the achievements of colleagues, staying engaged and informed with corporate announcements, and making a contribution to the company’s culture. Workmates tells you who’s out on vacation or sick with the Who’s Out feature and provides a simple way to find anyone with the company directory. All available on a mobile app and web dashboard that is easy to use without any complicated training involved. It’s with these tools that Workmates can transform your company culture, cultivate your people and help retain the highest performing talent.