Intranet Tip: Use fun social activities as a teaching tool

In brief: Fun, non-work-related social areas let employees learn to use the the intranet in a friendly, low-pressure environment.

Spendvision used their Movember moustache contest as a fun way to teach employees how to collaborate on the intranet. The intranet team created an area to post photos of employees who were growing their mustaches to raise money for charity. This lighthearted campaign drew people to the intranet where they learned about the site’s functionality. This made learning fun and helped employees not just get comfortable with their social intranet, but actually enjoy using it.


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