1. Ideas for intranet competitions:
    * we had a huge response from staff @ Hume City Council re – my cute pet competition- staff emailed their cute pets and we had an image gallery and guess the owner….small prize
    * we have started a ‘my favourite cafe or restaurant in Hume’
    * also in Spring – gardening tips from staff….Regards, Jenni

    • James Robertson

      @Jenni, in this age of “user generated content”, these are all great ways of involving staff. Not only do they help to build awareness about the intranet, but they help to build a sense of community, something that is very important at a Council (and elsewhere!). Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nirmal Natarajan

    Our intranet is used by everyone and everyday for office management purposes. But people are still bored of the usual stuff they see everyday.

    Your ideas will help us revive their interest in the application. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Baiba

    Hi, thanks for all the info! I know this is an older post, but still find it very useful. I wondered if any of you can give me any tips on how to make employees to comment more on news stories? Or what is your experience with commenting? I used to work for one organisation where it was big, but I guess it was due to anonymity. The company I work for at the moment, has a sign-in system, which means that the name appears when comment is posted, therefore we don’t see any comments at all. In my previous job I found it to be a good place for employees to ask sensitive questions. What are your thoughts?

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Published April 1, 2003

James Robertson
James Robertson is the Managing Director of Step Two, the global thought leaders on intranets, headquartered in Sydney, Australia. James is the author of the best-selling books Essential intranets, Designing intranets and What every intranet team should know. He has keynoted conferences around the globe. (Follow him on Twitter)