A modern intranet can redefine how you communicate at work and take the pain out of online collaboration.
We don’t communicate the same way we used to. These days, it’s not uncommon to walk into an office (big or small) and find people plugged into headsets IM’ing with colleagues a few steps away. Gone are the days when we would wander over to someone’s desk for a quick project update. Even those of us who work in a small, open-concept workplace often find ourselves choosing emails and online chats over quality face time.
Whether it’s an informal chat while heating up your lunch in the kitchen, or a formal brainstorming session, many of our best ideas are the products of successful collaboration. We need to make a concerted effort to keep the lines of communication open, or our collective ability to innovate and remain relevant can take a steep nose dive.
That’s where a modern intranet comes into play.
With the huge shift to online communication, collaboration software is no longer just for teams spread across different time zones – it’s become vital for teams sharing the same office space.
The right solution can take face-to-face conversations from the physical space to the digital one. Think of it as an online meeting place that keeps your content and conversations in one place, and helps you stay connected to the information you need to do your best work.
Picture this: the activity stream becomes the watercooler, discussion forums become impromptu brainstorming sessions, and and microblogs become how we yell down the hall. Add in the benefit of having all of your documents, files, and discussions in a shared space and you’re well on your way to collaboration success.
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