“Like a human being, a company has to have an internal communication mechanism, a ‘nervous system’, to coordinate its actions” – Bill Gates
The business world has changed dramatically over the past few decades, technology has progressed remarkably, and intranets have revolutionised business operations. They improve employee engagement and communication, allow for secure information and document management and act as a human resource management tool.
All too often internal IT departments who specialise in digital applications and functionality are tasked with setting up an intranet. They are smart individuals who speak a unique ‘code’ language and can develop all sorts of interesting and useful tools. The problem with letting your IT department set up your intranet is that they have little or no professional communications experience. They do not think the same way as the end users; their language is in ‘code’ and ‘HTML’. When setting up an intranet, it is essential to have a communications professional on board who fully understands your employee’s needs and has the ability to guide your IT team.
Sofie has extensive experience working alongside HR and IT departments to set up numerous effective intranet and portal systems for both corporate and project-oriented clients. In addition, she has a technical team she works with that can build your intranet offsite if required, and then hand it over to your IT team once management approves the final product.
Sofie focuses on the end user because she knows how employees access and find information is essential to developing a successful intranet. If you want to discuss your unique needs, please get in touch.