Wednesday, December 04, 2013 1:44 PM
One great advantage with a social intranet is the ability to find expertise from within your own workplace very quickly. Asking a question in a status stream gives more immediate and straight answers than in a clumsy e-mail thread, or asking out loud in the office.
The stream is the backbone of a social intranet, like Incentive. It's where you get a grip of what is going on and where. Many Incentive users report that the stream itself is enough to make Incentive the most valuable work tool they can't be without.
But...there is a golden rule that everybody should be aware of concerning questions - if somebody asks a question in your social intranet stream, please let the very first answer be a relevant one - and not a joke.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:01 PM
A social intranet is not just any intranet. It's social, which makes all the difference in the world compared to an "ordinary" intranet.
What does this give us? To me, where I work, our social intranet is almost like one of the coworkers. It's a reliable friend who keeps track of what I, my closest colleagues - and even those far from me, but who share stuff I need - do every day.
Monday, November 18, 2013 10:18 AM
Perhaps it comes as no surprise, but now we start getting hard facts around what we have already suspected for some time; European businesses tend to 1) want more direct control of business critical data than before, and 2) are more prone to choose non-American hosting- and cloud partners.
A recent survey by PriceWaterhouse Coopers states that almost 25 percent of German companies now see cloud services as "very risky", which is a raise by 6 percent. As many as 54 percent of German business see cloud services as highly risky or very risky.
Monday, November 04, 2013 3:24 PM
While most people seem eager to admit that social media tools like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter make their lives better, easier or just more fun -- both at work and elsewhere -- there are many concerns that social media, cell phones, and modern connectivity also limit us, and even make our brains work slower.
Recognized speakers like Ben Hammersley comes back to this a lot nowadays.
A question that many return to derives from the fear that social media have to keep our attention in a tight grasp in order to become meaningful. At Incentive, we believe that it's quite the opposite - the real power of a social intranet is that you do not have to be connected all of the time. What is important, however, is that as many as possible are connected.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:45 PM
Facebook and other social media sites have brought a brand new way of communicating online to the masses. For those who are around 18 years old and younger, social media is a natural part of life and daily communication routines.
One accepted way of showing others what you think about something is by liking it - or more specifically, pressing the like-button. But what does it really mean to like something by pressing a button? And how can this be translated into social intranets, such as Incentive?
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:09 PM
Sometimes the most explicit questions are the hardest ones to answer.
While recent reports and surveys all talk about how knowledge in general is the key economic resource of competitive advantage, it can be hard to prove that a social intranet - and other social business tools - provide just that.
How can we prove the benefits of a social intranet with one, single question that takes a few seconds to ask?
Friday, August 09, 2013 3:52 PM
Leaving internal e-mailing behind, and exchanging it with a social collaboration initiatives, leads to a greater good for the whole organization - but also to an inevitable change in your company culture. Most organizations benefit greatly, but many also fear the tranformation. Two new studies explain why.
Monday, July 29, 2013 4:20 PM
Incentive is proud to announce that we have been nominated for the World Summit Award 2013 - the global biennial contest that searches for the smartest digital innovation from all corners of the world.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 8:28 AM
Last week delivered an unpleasant blow to all who work within IT, media and communication - the American intelligence agency, NSA (National Security Agency), may have been able to tap into servers of several Internet firms, the so called PRISM program, which was only confirmed through a leak from within the NSA itself.
Monday, June 03, 2013 2:40 PM
When you download the Trial Version of Incentive, you get 3 free users and complete functionality.
For some organizations, this is not quite enough - and therefore we have launched an option to require 60 days of unlimited users in order for you to try out Incentive on a larger scale.