Intranet Tip: Adopt an Open-by-Default Policy for your Intranet

In brief: MD Financial Management embraced an open-by-default intranet policy, which reflects their corporate culture and promotes enterprise-wide collaboration.


Many executives are afraid of what employees will do if they are allowed to create content on their intranet. MD Financial Management went against the norm, and launched their intranet using an open-by-default policy. They felt if too many restricted governance structures and rules were enforced, it would stifle adoption. With support from executives, MD Financial Management allowed staff to shape their intranet. The results? They created a platform that reflects their corporate culture, and promotes engagement and enterprise-wide collaboration.

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