Happy Holidays & a look back on our most popular blogs of 2021

By Darian Mavandad
December 23, 2021
4 min read

It’s hard to believe it but 2021 is coming to an end. With the slow return to normalcy, we at IC are optimistic about the future that lies ahead, but also aware of the challenges we all still face.

May 2022 be a year of rebirth and renewal! The IC team extends a heartfelt thank you to our partners and customers for all the great work we have accomplished together in 2021. We cannot wait to continue supporting you in 2022 with all your internal communications needs.

With that said, our CEO Rob Nikkel would like to take a moment to share a special message:

Top five blogs of 2021

With a new year just around the corner, we thought we’d revisit five of our most popular blogs from 2021 and take a moment to thank you for your readership! We promise that we will continue delivering fun and enjoyable internal comms content in the New Year. With that said, here were the five blogs our readers found most engaging this past year!

1. Our guide to improving your intranet user experience

There’s an age-old saying that the best design is one you don’t even notice, and we believe that to be true even with your company’s intranet. In fact, the UI of your intranet can help keep harmony amongst your team. Therefore, it is crucial you include them in discussions about the user experience of your intranet. At IC, we have 20+ years of experience building intranets with great UI/UX, and we share more than a few tips with you in this popular blog! Check it out!

2. The loyal server room vs. private cloud intranet

With the pandemic having pushed most companies to adapt to a remote work environment, it’s time to make your intranet also a remotely functioning server. With IC’s private cloud servers, gone are the days of huge server rooms at risk of short circuits or overheating. Instead, your IT department can save resources by having US take care of the servicing of your intranet! To find out exactly how a private cloud intranet will benefit your team, and the difference between server room and SaaS intranet software, read this great blog from 2021!

3. How to select your intranet name including 15 examples

Your intranet needs a name! And we’re here to help you select the perfect name and share a few of our favorites as examples. Creating naming contests amongst your team, using acronyms, and creating personas are all ways to include your team and give the intranet a personal touch and incentivize workers to regularly check your intranet. Check out all our tips and examples in more detail below:

4. How to build a strong internal communications culture to support remote work

Discussing how remote work works for her, and what she learned upon joining IC, one of our software specialists, Celina Gentil, authored this engaging blog about her own experiences! Joining a new company remotely can seem like a scary transition, but as our own team members found, having a strong internal communications culture can make that transition incredibly smooth. Celina discusses the two key ways that organizations can up their internal comms game and engage workers even in the most remote of locations. Learn more about her experience here:

5. The four basic internal communication functions you must know

In this popular blog, we explored the key functions of a robust internal comms strategy. In order to empower and engage employees, we shared four essentials that your internal comms must accomplish: sharing information, setting the company culture, keeping employees informed, and giving employees a voice. Find out exactly how each affects your business in this blog:

Thank you for making 2021 amazing!

We want to thank each and every one of our customers and partners for their loyalty, feedback, and referrals. Let’s continue all the good work we do together into the new year and beyond.

With all our best,
– The IC Team

By Darian Mavandad

Darian has a degree from McGill University, and joined IC to empower internal communicators by creating content that inspires. In his free time, he loves traveling, reading, and skiing.