Your intranet plays a fundamental role in supporting the business. That’s not to say that it couldn’t be better, far from it!
The key thing is that intranets are always moving forward, otherwise they’re falling behind what your evolving business needs.
But there are two challenges to overcome: knowing what intranet improvements to make, and convincing your management to provide the necessary resources.
To be successful, you need a mix of data and wisdom to inform your intranet planning. That’s why we created our new intranet review methodology at the beginning of the year.
Data distilled from twenty years of intranet experience
Modern intranets cover five fundamental purposes: content, communication, culture, collaboration and activity. This covers the full spectrum of capabilities, from corporate policies through to frontline discussions and business tools.
The Annual Intranet Review methodology assesses your intranet against these five purposes, along with enablers such as strategy and governance. In each category, we score your intranet against best-practice criteria.
The output is a set of scores that shows where your intranet is strong, and where further work is required. More importantly, it provides concrete data produced by industry experts that you can take to your senior leaders.
This data helps to make a powerful case for change. And when you use the methodology again after a year of work, the data will quantify the benefits you’ve delivered.
Wisdom, not just numbers
There are a range of intranet assessment tools now in the market, some of which rely on self-assessment, and others narrowly focused just on scoring countless intranet elements.
What you need is more than just a scorecard that says “you got 60%, try harder”. Your team is looking for practical advice on what improvements to make, drawn from intranet best practices.
We’ve spent 20 years working with intranet teams as consultants, helping them to design and deliver great sites. Our work is always practical: we have to give recommendations that work in the real world, within complex and political organisations.
This knowledge and expertise provides the other half of the Annual Intranet Review: suggestions and recommendations on improvements across each of the categories, from content to governance. This gives you and your team a clear to-do list that you can pick activities from.
A service, not just a scorecard
For us, the Annual Intranet Review methodology is designed as the quickest and most cost-effective way that we can share our full depth experience. A full service package, not just a scorecard, we work onsite or remotely with your team, wherever you are around the globe.
Read more about how the package works, and what you receive. Then reach out to organise a review of your intranet: