So you’ve found a new and improved intranet solution and need buy-in from the executive team. This can be a tough spot to navigate – especially if your company has already standardized on a legacy platform (which shall not be named).
This is a pretty common scenario when switching to a modern intranet. But fear not. We’ve gathered a few suggestions to help you in your quest for supreme collaboration.
Do the background work and show them you mean business. Highlight what’s not working with your current solution to demonstrate why you need a better collaboration platform. Is your current intranet slowing you down? Explain how. Then, illustrate how the new option solves this problem.
Call for backup.
If you’ve never ventured down to your IT department, now’s a good time to swing by (pastries in hand) and say hello. The peeps down in IT want to help, but you need to involve them from the get-go. Get their seal of approval with all the technical stuff – security, configuration, accessibility – and you’ve already won half the battle.
Execs don’t see things the same way you do – and that’s a good thing. Many of them don’t use the company intranet the same way everyone else does. That means they’re not close enough to see the real problems with the current solution. You can offer a real-world perspective, along with ideas for how to change internal behavior to encourage end-user adoption and engagement. Show them how a new solution can help achieve that.
When it comes to implementing a new intranet solution, getting everyone on the same page is no small feat. But, we have faith in you. Now go on with your bad self.
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