Does your intranet need work?
Thinking about integrating social tools? Wondering where to start?
This is the event for you!
Ragan has brought together the leaders in intranets for this one-day summit, Ragan Intranet Summit 2011:
• Hear from Andy Jankowski how you can change your intranet from an ignored content wasteland to a busy digital workshop where each employee has social media tools for every part of his or her job
• Get your notepads ready—we have two winners of the Nielsen Norman Group’s 10 Best Intranets awards
• See how Safeway is paving the way for increased intranet use by its workers with gamification
• Don’t miss SAS, named #1 on the 2011 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work® for list, as they demonstrate how they keep employees connected and engaged on their intranet
• Listen to the compelling story of how AT&T moved from a safe, unexciting social media presence to the adventure of a total social business
In the next five years, social media networks will integrate company and industry news-gathering with every employee’s work more powerfully than seemed possible only three years ago.
Intranets will dominate employee communications, and social media networks will make intranets more critical to business success than ever.
Is your intranet ready to take on vastly increased responsibilities and new social business functions?
At the 2011 Ragan Intranet Summit you’ll find out from these leading companies and intranet experts how to:
• Move from publishing to people: Andy Jankowski, Director of Intranet Benchmarking Forum North America, will draw on years of evaluating intranets and portals to illuminate the shift from traditional intranet environments to digital workplaces—and how you can begin making changes immediately.
• Do intranet strategy and governance: Verizon Communications, on the 2011 list of the Nielsen Norman Group’s 10 Best Intranets, will demonstrate how their governance policy supports a robust social environment without stifling employee freedom. You will also learn why collaboration across departments ensures maximum social engagement.
• Move from social media to social business: Hear the compelling story of how AT&T merged their social content with their intranet content. You will learn the pitfalls and best practices of creating a strong social intranet.
• Improve content and usability, the King and Queen of the intranet: L.L. Bean’s site, a 2009 winner of the Nielsen Norman’ Group’s 10 Best Intranets, runs on 10-year-old hardware, but it doesn’t matter. Good content, simple design and relevant stories keep employees coming back!
• Move employees from knowledge keepers to knowledge seekers: The leader in business analytics software services, SAS, will show you how to improve employee collaboration and knowledge sharing. Engaging your employees in real-time conversations will lead to greater productivity, fresh ideas and a renewed sense of community.
• Boost engagement through social media and gamification: Safeway will demonstrate how creating intranet social games and rewards maintains a high level of employee engagement. Learn how to provide tools that your employees actually want to use and how to keep them on social channels through personal connections.
After just one day at the 2011 Ragan Intranet Summit you will know how to:
• Establish a governance model that doesn’t stifle employee freedom
• Mature your intranet: know what the modern intranet offers
• Recruit younger workers to “reverse-mentor” leaders on what social business really means
• Create a content calendar that will keep the intranet fresh and up-to-date
• Write good online content—it takes longer than you think
• Pull your organization out of the unproductive, reply-all email pit
• Engage employees through personal connections on workplace social networks
• Get intensified employee engagement: Create gaming and rewards on your intranet
• Integrate critical enterprise applications into your intranet in a way that engages users
• And so much more!
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