One week until the Intranet Innovation Awards closes for entries
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Entries for this year’s Intranet Innovation Awards close on May 31, a little over a week away. While I’m sure that everyone is already working hard on getting their entries in, it’s worth highlighting two big reasons for entering the Awards:
The Awards aren’t about intranets as a whole. Few organisations can claim to have a “perfect” intranet, but that’s OK. The Awards are designed uncover great features or aspects that would benefit other organisations, allowing teams to share the work they’re most proud of.
Public recognition generates career-long benefits. Winning an Award has changed the lives of some intranet managers, and has widely helped teams to get more recognition (and support) within their own organisations. These benefits last for years, and help whenever teams pitch for new budgets and projects.
Don’t believe us? Read the testimonials below from some of last year’s winners, and then submit your entry.
The benefits of winning an Intranet Innovation Award
“Winning the Gold Innovation award 2011 for our Alcatel-Lucent Video sharing platform was the cherry on the cake at the perfect time for the Bell Labs Team who initiated this project in 2009.
“For the team it was the achievement of a major milestone which started as a research project, then an internal venture and finally transformed into a product within the Alcatel-Lucent portfolio.
“This innovation award is helping the team to highlight this great story internally and externally in front of Alcatel-Lucent customers. Thanks to the Step Two Designs Team and the Jury for this recognition.”
Jerome Colombe, Head of Web Governance, Alcatel-Lucent (France)
“It was a real honour for the team at CRS Australia to win a 2011 Intranet Innovation Award. We value the delivery of a high-quality intranet site to support the business needs of our organisation. With 83% of staff using CRSNet every day, it is important that users trust the intranet as a source for information they need to perform tasks and make decisions. As such, it’s always a great feeling to be recognised by industry peers for the hard work our team undertakes to ensure staff across the country can have confidence in the information they receive.
“Winning the award raised our profile not only in the industry but also within our own organisation. It further heightened the importance of having an innovative intranet to support corporate functions.”
Krystal Gee, Intranet Coordinator, CRS Australia
“Even though our team put the Intranet together, winning the award meant that it was the first time since it went live that the News Widget has displayed news about us! As a very small department in a largish company, it has improved our profile hugely, and the less shy in our midst enjoyed the extra kudos.
“I’m not sure any of us has noticed a massive increase in salary (!), but it certainly put us on the map, and as for the company as a whole, the MyTasks widget is alive and well and still making it easier for our users to focus on their work and not get bogged down with the clutter of yet another system’s complexities.
“It was also very instructive to see other Intranet solutions and learn some interesting lessons by being involved with the Intranet Awards.”
Alex Jackson, Database Developer, Framestore (UK)