Why An Intranet Is More Important Than Ever During COVID-19

As many employees continue to adjust to working remotely for the first time, companies are changing their approach to communication. Now, internal communication plays a bigger role than ever. Managers need the ability to connect with their teams in multiple locations. To keep up, organizations are finding new ways to share information and engage their workforce. 

Adjusting To Remote Work

Remote work can actually benefit organizations in many different ways. The problem? Since this transition to remote work happened so fast, many companies didn’t have plans in place to support the shift. They’re lacking the tools and systems they need to be productive in this environment.  

For example, most organizations lack centralized information storage. This makes it difficult for people to find the information and documents they need to do their jobs. Many companies are also using several different communication channels. That can be distracting for employees, as they have to search through many tools looking for the information they need.

Remote work requires companies to communicate and collaborate differently. An intranet can make it easier to adjust to these changes. With this tool in place, you can stay on track and keep your business running smoothly. 

The Benefits Of Having An Intranet

An intranet promotes high-performance teamwork across your entire organization. It can help your business avoid common pitfalls surrounding communication, collaboration and productivity. 

Strengthen Communication 

With an intranet, all corporate communications can take place in a single hub. You can send company-wide announcements or target communications to specific employees. Bonzai Intranet also offers additional social features to help you increase employee engagement. This way, even though your employees are out of the office, they can always stay connected and up to date on important company information.

Improve Collaboration

Bonzai puts all the documents your team needs right at their fingertips. You can give employees the ability to access, edit and collaborate on documents from any location. Having that capability during this time is critical. Research shows that the time spent by managers and employees in collaborative activities has increased by 50% in the past two decades. To be successful, you have to make it easy for your team to collaborate outside of their regular office space. 

Boost Productivity

Searching for information can take a lot of time and have a negative impact on productivity. According to data from McKinsey, employees spend 20% of their time looking for internal information or tracking down colleagues who can help with specific tasks.

The good news is, your team can avoid wasting time looking for the right people, information and documents. Bonzai Intranet provides a powerful, user-friendly global search with predictive suggestions. All the information your employees need is just a few clicks away.

Work Better, Together 

Remote work doesn't have to be a challenge. With the right tools, you can help everyone in your organization find the information they need. Then they can work together from any location. Bonzai Intranet makes working from home easy and frustration-free.

Looking for more expert advice, tips and tricks to improve communications during the shift to remote work? Watch our on-demand webinar: Remote Working Tips and Tools.

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