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ThoughtFarmer description

ThoughtFarmer is social intranet software for the vibrant workplace — it’s like a mix of CNN, Wikipedia, and LinkedIn that makes sense for companies to use internally. ThoughtFarmer differs from other intranet, portal, and SharePoint solutions by focussing on ease-of-use and ease-of-navigation, resulting in vibrant intranet where every employee can contribute content and find resources. Founded in 2006 and based in Vancouver, BC, ThoughtFarmer pioneered the term ‘social intranet’ and continues to innovate at organizations around the world, including Canadian Medical Association, Fokker Aerospace, Guardian News & Media, National Film Board of Canada, Oxfam, USDA, USGS, IDEO, and Cummins.

See this 2-minute video on “Social Intranets: How Your Company Can Benefit.”

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ThoughtFarmer screenshots & examples

Want awesome examples of internal communication, collaboration, and community for your next presentation, webinar, or article? Contact us and we’ll send you a micro-case study deck (available on powerpoint or keynote) with 15 awesome intranet examples.


In the News

January 30, 2019 — 8 Key Intranet Metrics you Should be Tracking

“Defining the right intranet metrics makes it easy to determine and measure success. It also makes it so much easier to calculate a return on investment (ROI), which will inevitably please your leadership…”

Kelly Batke, Senior Content Writer, published in Digital Workplace Group. 

June 6, 2016 — The Secrets to a Successful Flexible Workplace

“When establishing a new culture of flexible work, take an internal poll to discover what your employees value the most in terms of flexibility. This will help set some corporate guidelines, but remember…”

Darren Gibbons, Co-Founder, published in Techvibes. 


FEBRUARY 3, 2016 — How To Find And Utilize Your Organization’s Hidden Leaders

“In a collaboration heavy organization such as ours, we find the ability to lead through relationships to be critical — it’s one of the first traits we look at whether hiring externally or promoting from within. This trait allows the hidden leader…”

Darren Gibbons, Co-Founder, published in Huff Post.


FEBRUARY 19, 2015 — When merging businesses, how to keep your best people from leaving

“When a company is acquired, even if there is no significant impact on people’s jobs, the number of actively disengaged employees increases by 23%, according to a recent study by HR consulting firm Aon Hewitt. It takes three years…”

Chris McGrath, Co-Founder, published in Fast Company.


JANUARY 27, 2015 — 83% Of mergers fail — Leverage a 100-day value acceleration plan for success instead

“McGrath explained that, during a merger or acquisition, the “Number one thing is communication. You can’t possibly over-communicate. Your goal is to win the hearts of employees so they truly embrace the merger.

Chris McGrath, Co-founder, Featured in Forbes.


JANUARY 26, 2015 — Digging into statistics can sometimes help you strike gold

“Upward of 80% of mergers don’t meet their financial targets, while 50% lose value,” he observed. “There isn’t any software that helps companies deal with what comes [on the people side] after.”

ThoughtFarmer M&A Edition featured in Financial Post article by Tony Wanless


NOVEMBER 18, 2014 — Ask the experts: Companies’ goals should align if M&A is to succeed

“As soon as a merger is announced, companies need to communicate constantly to manage change. Due to the complexity involved in the financial, legal and administrative aspects of closing an M&A deal, most executives forget about crafting a communications plan until it’s too late…”

Chris McGrath, Co-founder, Featured in Business in Vancouver.


JULY 2, 2014 — Blending Social Collaboration and Intranet Publishing

ThoughtFarmer is a long favorite of mine. A Canadian company, it provides an out of the box social intranet on a Microsoft technology stack, either on premises or in the cloud…”

ThoughtFarmer featured in CMSWire article by Jed Cawthorne