15 Apr 2014 by Gene Smith
Canadian Intranet Practices Survey

Today we’re launching our first-ever original research project: a survey of Canadian Intranet Practices.

We’ve been working with clients to design and improve their Intranets for the past decade and we’ve learned a lot through these engagements. This year we decided we wanted a deeper understanding of how Canadian organizations use and manage their Intranets. We couldn’t find much in the way of research on this topic, so we decided to do our own.

The Canadian Intranet Practices survey is intended for Intranet managers, internal communicators, I.T. managers responsible for collaboration and content management, and Intranet content owners. The survey will be open from April 15 until June 3.

We will publish the findings in June 2014, and we’ll reveal some of the results at our Better Intranets conference in Edmonton on June 12. Everyone who responds to the survey will receive a copy of the report.

We realize that there’s a lot of trust involved in filling out this kind of survey on behalf of your organization, so we’ve made two promises to respondents. First, we will anonymize all survey responses when we write our report. And second, no sales or marketing material will be sent to any survey respondent. Ever.

Interested in helping us reach the broadest possible audience for this survey? There are a few things you can do:

  • Complete the survey yourself, if you work directly on your organization’s Intranet
  • If not, send the survey to the person in your organization who works on the Intranet
  • Share it with your contacts working on Intranets in other organizations

Here’s a direct link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Canadian_Intranet_Practices_2014

09 Apr 2014 by Gene Smith

My IA Summit 2014 Talk on Stakeholder Mapping

For the past couple of years I've been thinking about ways to better understand stakeholders for complex design projects so we can engage them more effectively. At the 2014 IA Summit I presented the ideas we've been working through at … Read More

08 May 2014 by Kerryn North

Better Intranets Conference

Our Better Intranets conference is only five weeks away! It feels like we just announced it the other day. The planning for the event has been coming along smoothly and every day people are registering for tickets. Read More