Intranet Tip: Increase Intranet Adoption with a Scavenger Hunt

Intranet Tip: Increase Intranet Adoption with a Scavenger Hunt

Teachers' Retirement System of the City of New York (TRS), one of the largest pension systems in the United States, encouraged employees to explore their new intranet through a virtual scavenger hunt.

October 20, 2015

Teachers' Retirement System of the City of New York (TRS), one of the largest pension systems in the United States, encouraged employees to explore their new intranet through a virtual scavenger hunt.

They embedded a questionnaire on their intranet, connecTRS, with questions that could be answered by visiting different areas of the intranet. For example, one question asked, "Name two programs under the NYC Benefits Page."

You can see below how TRS conducted the scavenger hunt. The result? This fun activity increased adoption and demonstrated that the intranet is a one-stop shop for everything they need to do their jobs efficiently.

A scavenger hunt is a fantastic way to encourage adoption! It encourages employee participation and ties into our competitive nature!

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Suggested Tasks for an intranet scavenger hunt

Intranet content is highly individualized, but there are some standard items that almost every intranet will have. 

Start with a simple task, like an employee’s birthday. Next could be completing your own employee profile. Employee recognition is also a great task to include in your scavenger hunt, and a great way to appreciate your colleagues.

Once you become more familiar, consider adding these additional tasks: 

  • Answer the most recent poll
  • Add an event to the events calendar
  • Post a topic in the discussion forum
  • Add a photo to a recent photo album
What else contributes to high intranet adoption?

Read our guide to a successful intranet launch to learn all the steps necessary to achieve sustained intranet adoption.

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