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5 Intranet Examples That Will Inspire Youon 21 January 2019Posted by Gabby Shultis
When you think about older intranets, images of ghost towns and tumbleweeds probably come to mind. That’s because these corporate solutions were costly, one-way communication tools—in other words, expensive megaphones.
Fast forward to today and you find all kinds of modern-day intranet solutions that enable two-way communication, keep employees engaged, and don’t break the bank. Some, like Glasscubes, even include project management and secure file sharing capabilities.
To showcase the many uses of today’s communication platforms, we dug into our diverse client base for some great intranet examples. Check out how these successful organisations use intranets to keep employees connected. (Tweet this!)
5 Employee Intranet Examples
1. Specialist Services Organisation
This multifaceted company provides an array of services and sustainable solutions across multiple industries, including construction, rail, real estate, and more. Over 150 remote employees from six businesses across the UK use Glasscubes as an intranet solution.
How it uses an intranet: The company sends regular company updates to its employees through the intranet. Additionally, employees share all kinds of information with one another via a document library hosted on the intranet—user guides, technical documentation, engineering drawings, client proposals, health & safety information, and more.
Employees’ favorite feature: They love Connect, a shared contact directory of all staff members across the company’s multiple businesses. Since each business has its own employees, this feature enables everyone to quickly find and get in touch with peers in their sister companies.
2. Multidisciplinary Law Firm
Here’s an employee intranet example that comes from a legal firm, which handles all forms of law. It employs over 200 people across four UK-based offices.
How it uses an intranet: Many legal documents are standardised and based on templates. The company mainly uses Glasscubes to house and share these templates with its various legal teams. As people make changes, the templates are automatically version controlled. The templates can also be locked by authorised users, such as a manager, to prevent unwanted revisions.
Employees’ favorite feature: Lawyers are always looking for ways to save time. Luckily, this firm enjoys Glasscubes’ integration with the firm’s active directory technology. A single sign-on feature automatically logs them into the intranet, along with all the other applications they use.
3. Fast-Food Franchise
When it comes to food, this franchise has it covered with over 85 restaurants and hundreds of employees across the UK.
How it uses an intranet: Since this is such a complex operation with corporate-owned and franchised locations, this chain uses Glasscubes extensively. Corporate managers share tons of food and marketing information to keep all stores on brand and consistent in their advertising and messaging. They also take advantage of Glasscubes’ ability to segment an intranet into smaller, focused work areas, creating and customising numerous workspaces for each individual restaurant. Employees have access to their location’s workspace, while regional and senior managers have access to multiple and all workspaces, respectively.
Employees’ favorite feature: They love workspace templates, which expedite the creation of new intranet areas when new stores join the franchise.
4. Equine Welfare Charity
Another great intranet example comes from a nonprofit organisation that helps rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome horses. More than 165 employees and volunteers work with this charity across five sites.
How it uses an intranet: With so many people involved in its efforts, this charity uses Glasscubes to improve communication and access to information, as well as provide structure around its processes. For example, employees can post about facility issues like broken fences and assign tasks to groundskeepers to repair them.
Employees’ favorite feature: Social-like feeds, complete with likes, emojis, and follows, help bring employees together, as they are spread across the country.
Engage your employees with the social feel they’re used to with workspace feeds on Glasscubes. See them demonstrated here.
5. Environmental And Ecological Consultancy
One of the best intranet examples comes from an environmental consultancy. It’s a small operation (employing less than 15 people) with a big impact—it does everything from conducting small ecological surveys to generating complex management plans on national infrastructure projects.
How it uses an intranet: This organisation has a lot of client projects, and employees frequently share files and communicate about their work. Workspaces enable them to easily keep track of discussions and documents relating to each client.
Employees’ favorite feature: They enjoy easy task management through the built-in project management interface. Employees can assign tasks to themselves or others and easily track progress so nothing gets lost.
Don’t have a favorite intranet feature of your own? You will with Glasscubes.
Glasscubes is your all-in-one intranet solution. File share in style with automated versioning and controlled access. Manage your projects like a pro with task assignment and tracking. And best of all—create unique workspaces for department announcements, small team projects, and other purposes, and customise them all to your liking. Your team members can even create a workspace for themselves!
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