4 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement Using Your SharePoint Intranet

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Intranets play a key role today.

Antecedently, workplace scenarios involving fixed hours of working, cubicle restricted tasks, and limited communication (both formal and informal), showcased the lowest levels of employee engagement. A Harvard Business Review report highlights that disengagement costs between $450- $500 billion annually. Considering the same, present-day organizations are consistently trying to work out new ways of improving collaboration and engagement. The recent technological advancements have revolutionized the concepts and traditional methods of communication and collaboration in any organization.

Therefore, businesses around the globe are now taking into account the positive contributions and outcomes of having an intranet platform for engaging the workforce of an organization. Office 365 Intranet is one such advanced platform, of which the organizations utilize only a few tools. It is a comprehensive platform offering tools and applications for enhancing the engagement level in your organization. Let’s see how you can utilize your SharePoint intranet in boosting employee engagement.

1: Create need-specific sites

Office365 Intranet platform enables the user to create multiple sites like ‘My site’ (personal site), ‘Team site’ (for teams), or a ‘Community site’ (for a specific community or an organization). But why should an employee create sites? It brings your team on a common platform enhancing collaborative work and encouraging quick communication with peers, managers, and teams. By using ‘My Sites’ employees can showcase their personal profile, interests, domain expertise, etc. Whereas, Team and community Sites enables them to pool resources for a project, mutually discuss and share documents, surveys, carry discussions, and follow up on their tasks. They can effortlessly request support and raise queries from a larger community. Management can even reward the employees for their performance and contributions.

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2: Broadcast news in real-time

News is a brilliant engagement tool for any business. Use the news web part on your SharePoint Intranet to foster corporate communication in your organization. For making the news content more fun and interesting, you can incorporate rating and sharing buttons to your news updates. With such features, your broadcasts can reach beyond the reach you have been thinking of. With appropriate authorization, anyone and everyone can broadcast news and content, opening opportunities for interesting and meaningful information—the links to valuable reference material to enhance employees’ efficiency. The more the information available, the more will be their engagement.

3: Conduct Surveys quickly

Quite often, managers tend to batch and blast emails to conduct official surveys and seek responses to them. But how many responses are actually received? A handful of them. SharePoint’s highly customizable applications help you to draft creative and engaging surveys and pool in maximum feedbacks. Moreover, it allows you to export survey responses to an excel workbook, analyze and track your workforce’s progress and involvement.

4: Promote innovation and learning

The ability to contribute ideas drive innovation and participation. Use customizations of the SharePoint intranet to encourage and promote employee participation. It acts as a platform to the employees for freely sharing their opinions, feedback, suggestions, and new ideas in and beyond the meetings and standard review sessions with managers. Involving employees in strategic decisions develops a sense of belongingness and plays an important role in engaging employees.

Office 365 intranet is a platform that can be easily molded and deployed by skilled engineers, architects, and developers according to the best of your needs. With Office365 intranet, you can strategically work out your requirements and the tools and applications for fulfilling them. Survey statistics have revealed that just a five percent increase in total employee engagement resulted in a 0.7% increase in the company’s operating margin. Empower your staff with greater collaboration, on-demand learning, and transparent channels of communication, and observe the rising engagement levels and the subsequent impact on profitability.

Summary:

Boost Employee Engagement

A Harvard Business Review report highlights that disengagement costs between $450- $500 billion annually. Considering the same, present-day organizations are consistently trying to work out new ways of improving collaboration and engagement. Let’s see how you can utilize your SharePoint intranet in boosting employee engagement. 1: Create need-specific sites. 2: Broadcast news in real-time. 3: Conduct Surveys quickly. 4: Promote innovation and learning.

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Surrendra Dudani

Surrendra Dudani

Surrendra Dudani is the VP of Product Development BizPortals Solutions and has over 30 years of experience building companies and products that provide advanced, cost-efficient software solutions.