Although I blogged about introducing “social functions” on the intranet, I have to admit that they are not 100% social. In fact, I probably should have called them “engagement tools.”
In January we implemented a voting feature on intranet news stories which consisted of a simple “More like this” and “Fewer like this” voting button. The feature had good uptake from staff and we are starting to see thumbs up statistics settling down to around 75% of votes.
London, 8 August
It’s taken me 15 minutes to setup my laptop at work, in my flexible workspace. But now the intranet homepage has loaded. I’ve got my morning coffee and croissant. I say the intranet homepage, but it’s actually my homepage with my newsfeed. There are little thumbnails of my colleagues running down the screen.
I recently attended the IBF London Member meeting, a two day, confidential event for intranet professionals. During the first day, one of the exercises was to brainstorm what the corporate intranet would be like in 5 years. And I found the task terribly difficult to do. That’s probably because I work on a public sector intranet and a lot of web 2.0 technologies that we take for granted on the web are just not available inside the firewall.