In this blog post, we have put together 5 reasons why implementing an intranet would be beneficial to your business.
Our top 5 benefits for using an intranet in the workplace are;
- Information sharing
- Document management
- Employee collaboration
- Business transparency
- Mobile optimisation
In a world where employees now work remotely, it’s important to have a tool to keep your company connected.
Whether you’re looking for a way to drive productivity or manage important projects, knowing the (many) benefits of an intranet will help you decide whether an intranet such as Mercury is the right choice for you business.
1) Easily share important information
Many businesses use email as their primary tool for information sharing. But did you know that an average person sends and receives 126 business emails per day? That’s a lot of information to open and read.
Implementing an intranet can reduce email and provide a platform to share important company information, enabling direct, clear communication between employees and management.
Through the benefit of your intranet, you can crowdsource information and make better strategic decisions regarding your organisation.
2) Effortlessly manage documents
No matter where you work, most businesses have a lot of information. This is likely to be accessible across multiple locations including, Dropbox, email, Google Drive etc. making it extremely tedious trying to find information, especially when you’re in a rush!
An intranet can provide a central location for all of your documents to be stored, making it easier for your employees to find what they need.
3) Encourage employee collaboration
Intranets like Mercury incorporate an instant messaging feature where employees can directly generate easy and immediate conversation. The benefits of this feature can be tenfold; create group chats, share photos and videos, enjoy social features such as emojis and communicate with colleagues in a centralised location.
Through quick and collaborative capabilities, the workday can be optimised by eliminating unnecessary meetings and video calls.
4) Increase transparency
In various studies, employees indicate that company transparency was the number-one factor in determining workplace happiness.
In order to create transparency, you need to create a space where employees feel comfortable sharing thoughts and opinions.
Intranets provide valuable tools that improve productivity and communication collaboratively. Direct chat options, blogs, task management, and notifications are some of the features that can be used to increase transparency in the workplace.
5) Mobile Optimised
When you need to quickly access information outside of the office, you will need to be able to access important information and documents on your phone.
Intranets like Mercury are mobile friendly, which means they can be accessed on mobile, desktop and tablet.
Receive work notifications on your phone and access important information on the go. All that is required is a mobile device and an internet connection.
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There you have it! 5 reasons why an intranet could benefit your business.
We hope you enjoyed this blog post! If you think an intranet could benefit your organisation get in touch with us to speak to one of our specialists about our range of intranet solutions.
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