Benefits of an intranet: what problems can you solve?

By Sean Fagan
January 25, 2023
4 min read
benefits on an intranet

Now, more than ever, there is a necessity for strong internal communication within the workplace. In this blog, we will explore two key benefits of an intranet solution:

  • Workplace and employee communication
  • Building a collaborative, interactive environment

Our world has drastically changed in recent years, and with that, there has come dramatic changes in our working environments. Remember the days when you could shout across an office floor to gather an important document, receive assistance with a roadblock, or even just to catch up? Whether we like it or not, working from home has changed how we communicate.

You might feel like communication and collaboration have never been more difficult than they are today. Here at Intranet Connections, we strive to overcome those feelings with our built-to-last, tried, and trusted internal communications software.

Benefits of an intranet: efficient workplace communication

An intranet provides you with a centralized, ‘one stop shop’ for your employees to come for the tools and information they need to help them do their job. Whether it be training resources, latest policies or security procedures, or important company news, it can be found on your intranet.

Do you ever find yourself jumping through hoops trying to find an up-to-date document? Or trying to find a specific marketing asset for your latest campaign? Or even trying to find out when the next company event is?

This can be tedious and time consuming. Simply put, these thankless tasks get in the way of you doing what you’re supposed to be doing: your job. Streamlining these processes has never been easier. An intranet provides you with the opportunity to have all this necessary material in the one place that is easy to navigate and while remaining easily accessible.

Using an intranet, communication from the very top to the very bottom is seamless, easy to understand, and updates in real time.  

Benefits of an intranet: creating a collaborative environment

Today, work life can be quite monotonous. We could run through our entire day without much interaction at all. We complete our tasks, do what we’re supposed to do, and sign off for the day.

An intranet provides you not only with a platform to engage with your employees, but for your employees to engage with each other. Bridging this ‘in-person gap’ has never been more crucial for the culture of modern workforces. An area for your employees to discuss, post, and socialize online keeps them more engaged and connected.

Collaboration, working together, and a sense of team is something many desire in their day-to-day work life. An intranet provides you with those opportunities in abundance. Whether it be ‘kudos corners’, birthday anniversaries, or pictures from your latest work event–all of these little pieces fit together in helping to create a sense of connection.

An intranet can be viewed as a centralized place where your employees can come together and feel a sense of community within the workplace. Many employees crave the opportunity to have an open forum for discussion and feedback. Don’t lose their valuable insights simply because you don’t have an appropriate place for them to air their concerns comfortably.

Ensuring employees feel heard and listened to has never been more critical than it is today. Employee turnover has never been higher, and a lot of that has to do with employees feeling disengaged, lonely, and misaligned with company goals. An intranet provides opportunity in every corner to promote collaboration. It promotes people working and coming together. It encourages the sharing of skills and knowledge in order to reach a common goal.

A collaborative working environment gets the job done quicker, and better!

Start seeing the benefits of an intranet with IC

It is undeniable that now more than ever, barriers to communication are real and can be difficult to overcome. An intranet is a key tool you can utilize to better help your organization overcome these hurdles.

Here at Intranet Connections, our expert team not only helps you launch our software, but stays with you every step of the way beyond. We continue to offer tailored support and guidance specific to your business needs and goals. We want to absolutely ensure you our software will help to unlock your organizations true potential. Strong internal communications create the backbone to a strong organizational culture.

Efficient, easy to manage, tried, and trusted. Don’t continue to view your internal communication as a chore, view it as an opportunity. Book a demo with us today to learn more about everything we have to offer.

By Sean Fagan

Sean is one of IC's Customer Success Managers, who works everyday to help IC's customers reach their organizational goals and use our intranet software to its full potential.