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ThoughtFarmer Best Intranet Awards 2016: Winners in the Most Innovative Category

Looking for some fresh ideas to make your intranet more innovative? The winners of the Most Innovative category in this year's ThoughtFarmer Best Intranet Awards might provide you with the inspiration you need.

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We previously profiled winners in our Best Looking category. In this article, we feature two clients who surprised us with their creativity and used ThoughtFarmer to solve their own unique business challenges.

Congratulations to our runner-up, New York City Council, and the winner for the Most Innovative category, EngenderHealth!

WINNER, Most Innovative Intranet: EngenderHealthwinner-badge-2

  • Industry: Non-profit
  • Region: Worldwide (headquarters in New York City)
  • Employees: 700
  • Intranet Name: Athena

EngenderHealth recently launched their intranet as a way to keep their employees connected and up-to-date with company activities. With over 500 employees spread across multiple regions of the world, early adoption of their intranet, Athena, was a key goal.

In order to achieve a high adoption rate, EngenderHealth employed a gamification element. As employees began using the intranet, they were awarded badges for completing specific “first tasks,” such as filling out their employee profile and publishing their first page.


Beyond awarding “first task” badges, EngenderHealth continues to use a points system that awards additional badges based on the number of times an employee completes similar tasks, thus encouraging employees to continue using Athena.

We think it’s great that EngenderHealth has found a way to make adopting a new system in the workplace less challenging and more fun. This is why EngenderHealth has been chosen as this year’s winner in the Most Innovative Intranet category. Great job, EngenderHealth!

runner-up-badge-1RUNNER UP, Most Innovative Intranet: New York City Council

  • Industry: Government
  • Region: USA (New York City)
  • Employees: 650
  • Intranet Name: CouncilNET

The New York City Council uses their intranet, CouncilNET, as a means to distribute information to their employees. In order to maintain a well-organized intranet, the New York City Council has created a number of “hubs” to group information relating to different events, projects, and ideas. In doing so, their employees know where to find relevant information for upcoming events, can find project-specific information effortlessly, and are able to collaborate on ideas and projects with ease.


We really like how the New York City Council uses CouncilNET to manage events and projects. Great work, CouncilNET team, and congratulations on placing as Runner-Up in the Most Innovative Intranet category in the 2016 ThoughtFarmer Best Intranet Awards!

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