Intranet 2.0 in 10 Not-So-Easy Steps: I really enjoyed this article about how to re-implement and intranet at your company. I see a lot of articles like this, but this one was really, really well-done. The first step (of 10) is a good one.
Step 1: Blow up the old intranet. Why? It’s irrelevant to employees’ day-to-day job. The cumbersome updating process alienates people. It’s out of date, and usage is dismal.
How? Find the intranet server, get to a command prompt, and type >rm –rf *. (That’s a server admin joke.) Alternatively, unplug it. Seriously, it’s not worth trying to fix; you’ve got to start over.
Further down, they have another good tip:
Step 8: Make them use it. Once.
[…] How? In brief group training sessions, get every employee in your organization to click the Edit button. Get them to edit their profile, add a page, add a comment.
The entire article is really well thought-out. Very much worth reading.
It’s also worth mentioning that the author is ThoughtFarmer, who make a really, really good-looking intranet product.