50 Creative Intranet Launch Ideas: try these today for intranet success

Updated June 26th, 2020. A new intranet can significantly improve your workplace; but that success isn’t going to happen on its own. To ensure the success of your intranet you need a focused, dedicated, and creative intranet launch strategy.

Here are 50 real-world intranet launch ideas you can use to propel your intranet (or extranet[1]). We’ve grouped launch ideas to correspond with your intranet launch timeline and stages.

Involved employees feel more ownership in the intranet process, which is why this is a vital part of an intranet launch. Spark excitement and relieve concerns by offering employees a sneak peek into their new intranet.

Idea #1: Involve key employees in product evaluation

Include employees in early intranet discussions and learn how your new intranet software[2] can help them. Our article on 15 ways to engage users in launching a social intranet offers tips on including employees in product evaluation.[3]

Idea #2: Encourage employees to participate in intranet research

Employee feedback is essential to designing a useful, usable intranet. Get employees to participate in card sorting and task testing activities for your new intranet. Not only will you end up with a stronger navigation, but you’ll also show employees that you value their input.[4][5]

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