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Jordan Weaver

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Jordan focuses on enhancing the user experience within SharePoint. Constantly asking “What Would Users Do?” he lives by a phrase he coined, “If your mom can edit her Facebook cover photo, you should be able to edit SharePoint.”


5 Tips for Improving Employee Engagement

 

Engagement is the combination of being both happy and motivated at work—the feeling that you're truly doing what you love. Although engagement is a priceless quality in an employee, it's also a relatively uncommon one. A 2014 poll by Gallup ...


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Employee Engagement

11/17/16 9:36 AM

What is SharePoint and How Can I Use It?

 

If you've done any research into selecting an intranet for your company, you've undoubtedly heard of Microsoft SharePoint, which has been around in some form for more than a decade. SharePoint remains the most popular intranet platform for medium and large enterprises, and the benefits of SharePoint are plentiful. But what exactly is ...


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9/30/16 9:15 AM

Why User Experience Design is Important for Your Intranet

 

Companies of all sizes often suffer from miscommunication - between executives and middle-management, between departments, between locations, etc.  Whether you're trying to collaborate on a document, send an announcement to your team, or gather feedback from your entire department,


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Intranet Tips

9/1/16 8:30 AM

5 Steps to Drive Intranet User Adoption

 

A successful intranet can serve as a centralized portal for internal communication, employee engagement, and business processes, but it won't be successful without user adoption.  In the average organization, 31 percent of employees don't use the company intranet at all,


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Intranet Tips

8/11/16 7:30 AM

Advantages of Using SharePoint for Content Management

 

Imagine this scenario: You’ve come up with an idea you are convinced will help your company.  You get excited -- why didn't anyone think of this before?  You look for collaborators.  Coworkers from your department and other areas agree you have a workable concept and join the project.  You start a master document that lays ...


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7/12/16 9:30 AM

What You Need to Know about SharePoint 2016

 

Microsoft's release of SharePoint Server 2016 in May of this year has provoked significant excitement in the world of enterprise intranets, especially among advocates of cloud technology, who see the release as Microsoft's pivot toward cloud-based intranet solutions.

Whether it's right for your business, however, is another question ...


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6/28/16 9:30 AM

6 Benefits of Investing in a Better Intranet

 

Is your organization long overdue to improve your intranet? Inc.com writes that the single most common management mistake is failing to encourage communication between employees and staff. Communication barriers can cost companies an ...


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Intranet Tips

5/20/16 9:00 AM

SharePoint Security Best Practices

 

SharePoint is an incredibly useful tool for businesses, as it allows employees in all departments to work together effectively.  However, using SharePoint to share sensitive data and other content can present serious security risks for your organization. ...


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5/13/16 9:30 AM

How To Create a Better User Experience on Your Intranet

 

Are you looking to improve your intranet's user experience?  There are a few basic elements that you can pay extra attention to that will drastically help to drive user adoption, engage employees on your intranet, and encourage communication across the board.  Here are a some things to keep in mind, whether you’re improving your ...


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Intranet Tips

4/14/16 9:00 AM

3 Social Intranet Features That Promote User Engagement

 

Too often we hear from our clients about past intranet solutions that none of their employees wanted to use.  At Codesigned, we focus on making SharePoint solutions that are both functional and engaging.  Not only do we spend time designing user-friendly interfaces, ...


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Employee Engagement

7/17/15 4:00 PM