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As with the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot, we always assumed the perfect intranet was a myth. But now we’ve found the world’s best intranet and have created annotated intranet screenshots ...

As with the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot, we always assumed the perfect intranet was a myth. But now we’ve found the world’s best intranet and have created annotated intranet screenshots explaining its many strengths.

Think you have a better intranet or mobile intranet site/app? Visit My Beautiful Intranet 2014 to view, vote or submit an entry: http://bit.ly/MBI2014

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    Best intranet in the world - and what makes it so good (annotated screenshots) Best intranet in the world - and what makes it so good (annotated screenshots) Presentation Transcript

    • The best intranet in the world
    • We finally found it ?
    • We finally found it After… ?
    • We finally found it After… 600+ benchmarking evaluations ?
    • We finally found it After… 600+ benchmarking evaluations 100+ live intranet tour webinars ?
    • We finally found it After… 600+ benchmarking evaluations 100+ live intranet tour webinars 11+ years of research & peer learning ?
    • Our search is over
    • Our search is over But what makes this intranet so good?
    • Our search is over But what makes this intranet so good? What:
    • Our search is over But what makes this intranet so good? What: • design elements
    • Our search is over But what makes this intranet so good? What: • design elements • usability practices
    • Our search is over But what makes this intranet so good? What: • design elements • usability practices • features
    • Our search is over But what makes this intranet so good? What: • design elements • usability practices • features make this the best intranet we’ve ever seen?
    • Analysis
    • A broad variety of colours make the site lively and inviting and they catch the user’s eye.
    • Not giving the intranet a name ensures people won’t get too emotionally attached.
    • A global navigation based on the org chart makes it easy for departments to post their content.
    • Broad, vague, overlapping terms in the navigation make it easy to fit many different types of information there.
    • A downloadable “canteen” menu at the top of the page is a high-value use of that screen real estate.
    • Unconventional colour pairings let users know that a lot of of creativity went into the design.
    • A picture of the CEO on the homepage reminds employees of what’s important.
    • Including the company’s generically worded mission statement helps people feel inspired every day!
    • Promotions about activities in HQ help global staff feel connected.
    • Use of cute pictures for important HR topics helps increase page views.
    • Bright, lively text assures employees that HR projects and topics are interesting and exciting.
    • Wide widgets requiring horizontal scroll bars give intranet publishers more space to work with to convey important messages.
    • Embedding links in “click here” text lets users know that there are links there.
    • Calling generic corporate news something that sounds personal gives employees a sense of belonging.
    • Vague, general news headlines entice viewers to click to learn more.
    • Using ambiguous business language and corporate acronyms shows that company activities are important and the news is professionally written.
    • Grey backgrounds are hip and modern and convey to employees that the company is too.
    • Low contrast between text and background colours really gets people to read homepage content carefully.
    • Using vendors’ names for applications instead of everyday language makes it easier for IT and HR to roll out those applications.
    • Linking to main sections of the navigation from the “Quicklinks” section increases the chance of people going there.
    • Showing HR policies on the homepage guarantees that all employees will read and memorize them in their entirety.
    • Showing HQ operational news to all employees ensures people know how central teams are spending their time.
    • Putting the “search” box in unconventional locations is fresh and exciting.
    • Limiting “people search” to last name only ensures employees only search for people they already know.
    • “Social collaboration” updates from key teams make the intranet social and also collaborative.
    • Vaguely titled collaborative material from team sites is reminiscent of shared drives and turns searching into a treasure hunt.
    • Fun, user-generated content on the homepage, like a “joke of the day”, shows that employees’ voices really matter.”
    • Copying the global navigation into the footer ensures users have key links from the top and bottom of the page.
    • So…
    • So… How does your intranet compare to the most beautiful intranet in the world?
    • Presented by: Happy April 1st, 2014! Truly love intranets? Proud of yours? Visit My Beautiful Intranet 2014: http://bit.ly/MBI2014