Hey folks. Not all of you know me, but those that do often tag me as the company know-it-all. I like to call myself the Community Manager, but most of you know me as the Intranet. Like a lot of you, I have a few secrets to ensuring I am a successful and productive resource. While I appreciate whenever you throw money my way, in reality you can’t buy me happiness. So before you break open the corporate wallet, take note of my 3 triggers to good health and a happy intranet.
1. Stop the noise
Do you every find yourself wondering how did life get so complicated? Me too. Sometimes my head is so cluttered with redundant noise I can’t think straight. I am pulled this way and that. There is no cohesion or consistency anymore and I’m not performing very well. So please stop the noise and find a way to simplify so that I can do my job better.
2. Trim the fat
We all know diet pills don’t work. You can get me a whole new wardrobe, dress me up with new designs, but that is just a quick fix. I’ll feel good for a while, but then the bloat will creep up and I’ll be back to looking like a 300 pound gorilla. As far as I am concerned, good health means staying lean and trim. Portion control.
3. Make friends
I might be a work-horse and I try very hard to deliver, but sometimes I want to be funny and engaging too. I often think about what it takes to be a good friend. Similar interests, good conversation, showing I care about you and your needs. Then share the wealth. How good does it feel when you help a friend by introducing them to someone who can benefit them? I want to be that kind of friend and to be a bridge for my fellow employees to connect and learn about each other. I don’t need a lot of fancy tools; I just need my co-workers to get involved.
I know that not all intranets are alike, but these are my 3 triggers to a happy intranet. Figure out how to make it happen and I’ll work my butt off to show you it wasn’t a waste of time.