Get your internal comms super good, starting with your Intranet

A good intranet can solve most of your internal communications problems. Whether your focus is to improve cross department comms, save documents in a central location, showcase news or reduce emails an intranet can really help.

So, what should/could go on your Intranet:

  • People bios & organograms
  • Who’s out in the company today
  • Learning & development hubs
  • Training manuals
  • Group function pages – Marketing / BD / Accounts / HR
  • Useful links
  • News feeds
  • Internal messaging
  • Company documents & policies
  • Company videos
  • Staff event gallery
  • Internal newsletter
  • Polls, forums & suggestions
  • Internal vacancies
  • Project management tools

The list is endless.

The idea is to make it useful in content and easy in function. There are many companies out there that can build you a bespoke intranet or you can simply buy an off the shelf template depending on your budget.

Make sure you get key people involved in the content, design and build covering all departments; after all its for everyone so make sure you know what they require from the intranet to make it useful to them.

Lastly ensure you launch well, make the internet the first page that appears when they open a browser and update regularly with fresh content and news.

Anyone got any great intranet tips or ideas?


Internal Infographics

Use infographics internally too.

Infographics have really taken off over the past year. They’re a great tool for communicating data and information in a fun and visual way.

Most infographics are used externally to show information and passively sell a companies service or product. They are easily shareable and printable.

We have started to move infographics internally.

Intranets, training manuals, process etc. can be boring and are often not easy to follow. I’m investing time in revamping our internal documents to appeal to our internal teams better.

Using infographics this allows information to be displayed in a visually exciting way that’s easy to follow and understand. It also encourages you to really think about the information that matters, stripping away any bumf leaving clear facts and data images.

If your using infographics internally, what kind of information are you finding works best designed in this way?