Truly great intranets are like snow leopards; very rare, mysterious, and beautiful. Winning intranets are years in the making; building and enhancing slowly over time, supported by active executive champions and funding.

 

Emphasis on executive support — money follows the chiefs, and it flows down from the executive suite. And without funding, and the executive sponsorship to ensure it, your intranet will die a slow death.

 

It’s a lot of work. And it takes years. The average intranet has hundreds of attributes that need to be addressed and managed. And design is not a top priority. People, process and content are the top traits and priorities.

 

Notwithstanding the years of work and dozens of strategic initiatives required to build and sustain a great intranet, there are seven key intranet traits, or master ingredients, that will virtually guarantee long-term, sustainable intranet success:

 

  1. Executive sponsorship
  2. Governance
  3. Content
  4. Content management
  5. Engagement
  6. Search
  7. Plan

Read the complete in-depth article 7 Traits of a Winning Intranet

Also read, 5 Tips for A Truly Social Intranet

 

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