Filed under: Intranets
The “managing an intranet during a recession” topic seems to be popping up all over the globe, and we covered it at last week’s Intranet Leadership Forum workshop in Melbourne.
Interesting, when we asked for a show of hands from those feeling the pinch due to the economic conditions, only one hand went up (and they were from a bank, so no big surprise). No problem for the session, still plenty to discuss on how to demonstrate value and on achieving sustainability for the intranet team.
But it raises the question: are intranet teams feeling the pinch?
I see a few possibilities:
- There’s a time lag, and the impact of the worsening economic conditions will hit intranet teams soon.
- Intranet are so buried in organisations that they will be shielded from macro-economic issues.
- Intranet teams are already poorly resourced, and this won’t change much regardless of what’s happening outside.
- Intranet teams are naively oblivious of what’s happening in the real world, and the coming storm.