Your intranet needs are changing

Posted by Stewart Bairstow on Nov 12, 2018 10:51:00 PM

And so are we.

Intranet DASHBOARD is now GreenOrbit.

Driving productivity in today’s complex workplace is becoming more and more challenging. Your intranet needs are changing. And, we’re changing, too. We’ve re-imagined our brand to reflect our new focus.

Intranet DASHBOARD is now GreenOrbit.

We’re taking the complexity out of digital workplaces and moving the intranet industry forward with everything enterprises need in one simple, comprehensive solution. We’re doing this in the following ways.

Brand and platform experience

New brand look and website
Updated UI/UX (limited release)

Client and partner relationships

Micro-focus at regional and local level
More frequent touch points

Market expansion

Four new offices: USA - Phoenix, AZ and Raleigh, NC; UK - London; Australia - Abbotsford
Global footprint across North America, Europe, Australia, India and Asia

Talent pool

Greater access to qualified tech talent

Why

We need many different tools to get work done and get your organization where it needs to go —document collaboration, content sharing, group chats, on boarding forms and processes, leave requests, calendars, surveys — the list is endless, and so are the possibilities for errors, wasted time, and system failure.

Without the right intranet solution, your employees become burdened with unnecessary administrative tasks, reducing their productivity and dragging your business down. Give your people the intranet they need to go further and go faster — GreenOrbit. Everything you need to get going, built in.

When

The new brand will go live on November 12. Sign up to get a first look or learn more at greenorbit.com.

Get going — with GreenOrbit.

Topics: corporate changes, business growth, technology

How to Leverage Your Intranet For Productivity Gains

Posted by Terri McKinnon on Nov 14, 2017 3:01:15 PM
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One of the greatest challenges facing today’s workforce is the rapid rate of change in technologies. It is this rate of change which is expected to impact business productivity for those companies that do not adapt and embrace them. You might be thinking  ‘Wait, isn’t technology meant to make us more productive?

Well, yes. However, according to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends Report, there is a gap in business potential as organizations try to keep up with the pace of change in technology.

Essentially, technology is changing faster than businesses and their people can adapt.

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(Deloitte 2017)

The report also states that 88% of respondents view ‘developing their organization for the future’ as ‘important’ or ‘very important’ to them.

While this graph may look like there is tough road ahead for businesses to catch up, there is the opportunity for business leaders to bridge this gap. Devising strategies to organize, manage, align and develop their people at work ensure that business remains agile in the process.

So, how do you do that with the limited resources you already have to work with?  By leveraging your intranet to achieve your business objectives, and create an agile environment for your organization to succeed in this time of fast-paced technological change. Aligning your business, technology and human capital strategies to the short and long-term objectives of your organization. Let’s see how…

The Intranet Today

Currently you may be using your company intranet in a basic fashion with an internal network for communications, social information and housing static forms for employees to access. You may find that engagement levels are not where you’d like them to be, but recognize that delivering the right content on your intranet is a great place to start seeing improvements in engagement.

There is a direct correlation between engagement and productivity equating to the profitability of an organization.

For an intranet to close the gap between productivity and technology there must be a process of agile change. This includes delivering a modern intranet that is organized for learning with access to training and knowledge experts. This empowers employees and teams to collaborate and communicate fostering innovation, and an online space your staff can go and access information to deliver better customer service.

Business Objectives

Your intranet should champion your business: Who you are, what you do, and why you do it. In the bigger scheme of things - the core values of your organization, your mission - should be directly aligned on your intranet. For all parts of your organization to be clear, they are working towards the same goals and values.

Your intranet should communicate these values and then deliver a place for your employees to do their job – connecting people to the tools they need.

Technology Objectives

When thinking of the intranet as a lever to use in achieving the goals of the business, it is important to work with all the critical business units to create alignment and look at the unique needs of each area.

You must understand how technology may or may not facilitate the strategic objectives of the business. From here it’s important to work with the resources you have (human and software) to build a roadmap which is adaptable to change and focused on the long and short term objectives. This will require working with IT on a regular basis to ensure that the technology strategy in your organization fits within both HR and business goals. It is also important to understand how your employees work on a day-to-day basis and how the intranet solution can be leveraged to support them.

A business has much to gain through an intranet leveraged to their objectives.  Facilitating the move from a transactional space to enabling transformation across the business.

The automation of HR and business processes is a good first step. Looking at the processes in the organization: What can be automated? If it can’t be fully automated, can it be improved, or removed entirely?

GreenOrbit's online forms functionality supports the automation of these tasks to make it easier for Operations and HR professionals to transition from the task of being administrators to becoming strategic partners in leading the transformation of their business.

Building the business case

If the information above has you thinking about how you can leverage your intranet to better align with your business goals, you may be wondering how to start making this change.

One of the best tools for doing this is by creating a business case. This is where you can describe the current state of play and the inefficiencies that you have identified these may be items such as: Time spent finding information, understanding the correct process, locating the right expertise people.

Once these have been identified you can address how the intranet is going to help you: Through centralizing information, automating process and the expected outcomes in a tangible and measurable way: Reducing admin time, increasing productivity, freeing up resources that can be reinvested elsewhere.

Fortunately, these days, with the access to information that we all have literally at our finger tips, creating the business case is as easier as it's ever been. 

With this business case and your business objectives in hand you’ll be on you way to start the journey to a more productive and agile intranet – delivering increased engagement and productivity.

For a deeper dive into leveraging your intranet to bridge the performance gap, check out our eBook:eBook: Steps to Building a Great Intranet

Steps to Building a Great Intranet

 

Topics: business case, business objectives, goals, intranet, INTRANET INSIGHT, productivity, rate of change, technology, values

Is Your Business In Digital Denial?

Posted by Connie Pandos on Oct 14, 2016 3:39:31 PM

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“65 percent of Australian business leaders say their organisation is in denial about the need to digitally transform processes or services, yet 90 percent see digital transformation as important or critical.”

“Digital transformation” is the whole scale change to how you conduct business, touching all facets of your organization– people, product and process. This covers things such as customer experience, production, supply chain, employee HR, process & administration, etc.

It’s not a simple concept.

It can be daunting.

However, it is one that you can no longer ignore.

The first step is to acknowledge that all facets of your operations could improve and capitalize on the opportunities new digital technologies have to offer. The next step is deciding where to begin.

And I don’t mean the simple obvious accessibility and competency stuff like – everyone having access to a computer, or giving all sales staff a laptop, or upgrading your staff to iPhone’s. I am assuming you have done that!

It’s time to bring your business into the digital age.

Every week I am privileged to learn about our client’s businesses. We have companies in all industries and regions that are benefiting from digital transformation – they are transforming at varying paces – some across many parts of their organizations concurrently, while others are still doing only the basics.

You may feel reassured to know that I regularly meet with companies who are still shuffling paper as part of administration and processes.

My friends in Human Resources provide a perfect place to start your digital transformation. By simply shifting transactional HR processes, induction, onboarding, and forms online, HR professionals can liberate their time and your time, and in doing so, deliver efficiencies and cost savings for the business.

While change is frightening for some, the benefits of digital transformation far outweigh any initial fears. Take Audi for example, the introduction of online forms through their intranet has streamlined and reduced the heavy administrative burden on HR, while introducing new efficiencies into their business:

“In terms of the intranet’s role within our company, it’s our HR tool first and
foremost. We have all HR forms, reporting and policies there. All staff know that’s where they need to go to complete HR processes and access key information.”

HR have the power to maintain your workplace, and to transform it!

Redefine the way you work in the new digital era.

It’s not too late.

It’s time to stop being in denial.

Want to know more about how your intranet can support digital transformation? Check out our eBook:

Steps to Building a Great Intranet

 

Topics: digital age, digital denial, digital transformation, digital workplace, hr, intranet dashboard, INTRANET INSIGHT, jetstar, knowledge, management, processes, technology, workflow

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