5 Reasons to use an Intranet for Internal Knowledge Sharing

Topics: Collaboration, SharePoint Intranet, Intranet Portal, Employee Communication, Knowledge Sharing

How much time do you think an employee spends on average per week searching for information,  and collaborating internally? According to Interact Source, "19.8 % of business time – the equivalent of one day per working week – is wasted by employees searching for information to do their job effectively."(Source). 

The irony is despite spending much of their time searching, employees still don't find the information needed to deliver the best work. One of the prime reasons for this could be the fact that information in organizations is usually spread across docs, spreadsheets, e-mails, chats.This results in the creation of knowledge silos, which ultimately hamper the productivity of an organization. 

If you really wish to break down the silos, an intranet portal can be of  great help. It only improves collaboration,communication and productivity but also boosts internal knowledge sharing in an organization.  This is achieved by eliminating barriers that prevent employees from connecting with each other and sharing their knowledge. 

Here’s how an intranet like Dock 365 can help improve internal knowledge sharing:

1.Common platform to interact

Most of us have a desire to interact and socialize. This is where an intranet steps in and provides a platform for the employees to easily interact and engage with each other. It provides them greater access to their colleagues irrespective of their location or time zone.

 

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2.No More Hierarchical Challenges

Replacing the archaic hierarchy system followed in organizations, intranets have ushered in a new dawn.It promotes group communication that enables employees to not easily reach other colleagues and departments but also higher officials. With the right access to the right person at the right time, employees can share ideas and procure information effortlessly. 

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3.Centralized Repository of Information 

With a centralized repository of information and excellent search functionality, it becomes a cakewalk for employees to find the required information. No matter whether it is an internal document or a colleague's phone number or a product directory, it is much easier to locate information on an intranet.  And when they can easily find what they need, why waste time searching.

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4.Seamless Collaboration

No matter whether your employees are separated by a few cubicles or thousands of miles an intranet portal offers seamless collaboration across time zones. Employees can interact and collaborate with their colleagues irrespective of their location, time zone and device type.

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5. Share Feedback & Generate Ideas

One of the most proven ways to get employees talking, exchange ideas and share insights is to seek feedback. With the intranet platform, employees can easily seek their team's feedback, invite colleagues to work with them and much more. Further, using intranet organizations can crowdsource ideas for creating new products or improving existing products, identifying challenges and ultimately develop solutions.

 

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About Dock 365 Intranet Portal

Dock is a Pre-Built intranet portal for your organization. It is powered by Microsoft SharePoint & Office 365. Dock also comes with project managementcontract management, and many other business productivity features. It creates sustained, connections and conversations across the organization, promoting better employee experience and organizational performance.

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