This year we committed to the “Wiesbaden Engagiert” project week for the fourth time! As part of this initiative, companies commit to supporting charitable institutions and social projects in Wiesbaden. We decided to work on a website project with the Friedrich von Bodelschwingh school, a special school focusing on physical and motor development.
My colleague Torsten – our pioneer in landscaping and cultivation – recently came up with the great idea of planting our terrace with useful plants instead of simply decorative ones. Space is abundant, and especially for colleagues who live in the city without their own garden, urban gardening is a great opportunity to put our green thumbs together. There’s also something to hanging out during the lunch break in our own garden with the growing vegetables! 🙂
Many companies still see their intranet as something that is still being installed. Like a new software, that should be used by all employees. So the intranet project manager creates a specification booklet, defines functions and milestones. Then the software is checked against the requirements and ticked off (or not). Based on a decision matrix, a software solution is chosen and installed. Then quickly some training is provided. Done. A classic software project.
Rolling out a Social Intranet in the complete company will have an effect on your company culture. An intranet 2.0 is a tool that will start an orientation towards employees and self organization. And it is absolutely essential to involve the employees from the beginning. Which strategies are useful for the rollout? How to approach critics? Here are some useful tips.