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3 Ways to Boost Team Morale Using Your Intranet
We are well on our way into a third national lockdown, it’s no surprise that team morale will be falling behind for many organisations. At Oak, we know that when you have a happy team behind you, great things can happen:
- Increased productivity
- Improved workplace relationships
- Better employee wellbeing
This is why this month we wanted to bring you 3 ways to boost team morale that can easily be done within your intranet platform.
It doesn't have to be all about work
Although your intranet is a place where your employees can find company information and hear the latest news, don’t forget to leave some space for social interaction. Strong social connections make people happier and healthier which ultimately improves workplace performance.
67% of workers feel that working from home has negatively impacted the variety of their social interactions. There are plenty of ways to encourage social interaction through Oak but we think that Hubs are the best way to get your employees talking.
If you haven’t explored the benefits of Hubs yet, right now is a good time to. The subject and content of a Hub can be anything you want it to be; if you want to recreate that social office culture you could create a pets club or start a conversation going in a film & tv club.
With Hubs, you can put the power of content in the hands of your people. Anyone can create one meaning you can encourage communication and interaction, without one person being reliant on creating and moderating every Hub. We recommend making sure you have a Timeline on your hub to maximise collaboration and to get your people talking.
Celebrate the little things
Marking a celebration face to face might not be possible right now, but with the anniversary applet, you and your team can celebrate achievements in your organisation directly through your intranet. Birthdays, job changes and work anniversaries can all be celebrated and a celebratory picture will be posted to the employee’s profile.
Although it may be a small gesture, it’s the little things that can make a big difference.
Make it interactive
You may have used Processes before to gather valuable information from your employees or to create a survey to measure employee satisfaction, but have you ever tried sending out a team quiz?
Remember your intranet doesn’t have to be all about work, you should mix up your content evenly between company information and social content. If your employees log on to their company site and see the same company information every day, they’re probably going to lose interest.
To lift team spirits and encourage social interaction, send out a weekly quiz straight to your employees. To create your quiz, simply set it up like a normal business process and add in your questions. Don’t forget to tick the box to keep submissions anonymous.