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April 7, 2021

Is your Intranet in ‘a safe pair of hands'?

Is your Intranet managed by someone or a team that is proactive and reliable? Is the technology dependable and secure?

The phrase ‘a safe pair of hands’ got me thinking about other well-known proverbs and phrases and how they can be applied to the management of your Intranet

'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing'

We agree a small amount of knowledge can mislead people into thinking that they are more expert than they really are, which could lead to errors. We think the right knowledge at the right time is best and less risky. GreenOrbit empowers your teams to make decisions and move quickly - with clarity, transparency and a sense of connectedness.

'Back to basics'

An opportunity to remind your workforce what your company core values, mission and vision statements are, by making them a prominent on your Intranet

'A picture is worth a thousand words'

A picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words. An image has the ability to convey narrative, ideas and messages. Video and images offer a way to liven up an otherwise dull content. Concepts that would have been conveyed using plain text can be explored more broadly and in a more entertaining way, increasing engagement 

‘Two heads are better than one’

Equip your people to go further and go faster with the right collaboration tools. Bring teams, ideas, and skill sets together from across the company to get work done — and create a thriving culture of innovation, communication and engagement

Read about how to overcome barriers to effective workplace collaboration 

'A stitch in time saves nine'

Utilise approval processes built in to the software, get a second opinion and prevent damage limitation or more work at a later date 

 ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ 

For disaster recovery make sure you chose a technology which regularly backs up your data, and stores it in multiple locations. Read the GO Cloud Whitepaper

‘Have I Got News For You?’

Internal communications is the heartbeat of any company. Below are a few tips in the form of proverbs and phrases to improve your communication style 

'Know your onions' 

Do your research, look like you are expert in the subject and describe the topic well. Spell it out so no one can misinterpret what you mean. Don’t give your readers a chance to 'Read between the lines'

 'On the button' 

Good internal communication is about being timely and relevant - sending the right information at the right time

'Don’t beat about the bush’

Have a point and get to it quickly - don't be that person who tells meandering, pointless stories that never seem to go anywhere.

'Many a true word is spoken in jest'

Using humour is one of the best ways to make communication memorable. Just don’t overdo it – when it’s unexpected, it hits the mark. 

'Honesty is the best policy’ 

Internal communicators need to present honest, truthful, transparent communications that all employees can understand and digest. 

Read about how to write intranet articles that employees love 

'One stop shop'

Independent intranets are often preferred to those that sit on top of other systems, they tend to be less complex, as all components are designed to fit together. GreenOrbit provides intranet software with everything you need built in - easy to use and easy to manage. Want to know more about GreenOrbit, contact a consultant for a personalized demo. https://greenorbit.com/book-a-demo/

Article written by Toby Milner

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