If your company has enough people to start your own softball team, then you probably need to consider investing in an intranet. Even if you’re only a startup and still finding your way in the market. Having an established intranet capable of growing as your company grows can eliminate the time required out of your busy schedule to stop and supply your team with simple HR documents or other important files shared between multiple users.
When it comes to a larger company with more than one office, having an intranet becomes more than a simple website to help your brand – it becomes an essential component for employee engagement. The telephone game works in full effect even when you’re an adult. Someone hears one thing, tells it to another and before you know it, the message has become twisted and misinterpreted to the point where your workforce is receiving the wrong information. This is where having an intranet allows for clear messaging to be communicated directly from its corporate source in the form of leadership blogs, articles, video blogs and other vehicles. Corporate vision, goals and milestones can all be presented so employees have a solid understanding of where the company is headed and what their role is in the organization’s future.
Not only do employees receive direct messaging, they should have access to it at all times. Making your intranet capable of being accessed from employees’ homes or on the go with their smartphones or tablet devices allows them to be constantly connected to the latest developments within your company. If they saw a headline of an article they were interested in reading during their workday but their workload didn’t permit them to take the time to read it, having off-site access will allow them to read the information from home during their free time. The final result is a more engaged and knowledgeable workforce more in tune with the goals of the company. This equals an enhanced bottom line that helps the company grow.