Sharepoint Intranet Features That Your Employees Love (Part 1)

If you were wondering what Sharepoint Intranet Features That Your Employees Love, we’ve decided to list them here for you.  Understanding how your employees best interact with your SharePoint Company Intranet is not only of value to the users , it also benefits the entire organization with increased productivity.

We start to review those Sharepoint Intranet features that are most loved by your staff with part-one of our two-part blog.

  1. Forms & Workflows

Visual workflows and drag-and-drop forms are used to streamline operations and manage projects. Forms can be used to replace and augment spreadsheets, for the better organization of information that’s critical to the business.

Meanwhile, workflows are used to create coordinated sequences of actions and milestones that employees can follow on a timeline. A workflow makes it easier for companies to coordinate both individuals and teams, while also keeping a project on track to be delivered in time.

  1. Events Management

One of the best features of the company’s Sharepoint Intranet is its ability to push events quickly to those within the business. It makes it easy to both create and manage events seamlessly. Events aid in improving company culture and standardizing training throughout the organization.

With Sharepoint’s solid event management tools, companies are able to push updates to employees as desired and even track which employees attend which events. Events managers can also be used as a logging system to display events as they occur to employees.

  1. Document Management

Slideshows, spreadsheets, and text documents — all of them need to be shared among employees, compiled, and consolidated. The better your document management is, the easier it will be for your employees to find the information that they need.

Sharepoint’s document management system creates an organizational infrastructure, while also ensuring that documents are kept secure. With all the benefits and features Sharepoint has to offer, employees can collaborate on the same documents without the fear of losing data. Meanwhile, version control makes it easy to refer back to older versions of documents as needed.

  1. Dynamic Widgets & Hub Sites

Dynamic widgets & Personalized Hub Sites can be used to automatically customize content pages and dashboards. Widgets & Hub Sites each provide a specific function, such as displaying a company event calendar, news, blogs and other resources feeds, lists of documents, gallery of images and libraries of assets.

Dynamic widgets are able to be moved, depending on an employee or administrator’s focuses. Employees may work differently and sometimes their focuses may change. The ability to easily tailor their desktop to what is currently going on can help, not only your employees but your overall organization.

  1. Team Workspaces

Team workspaces make it easier for employees to work together with others on shared projects and interests, both formal and informal. These can be created for work related projects, or simply as an area to socialize with others on shared hobbies and social activities outside of work tasks.

Employees can easily participate in conversations and share documents around a topic or project. Workspaces allow teams to move work out of email threads and into centralized collaborative areas which are more efficient, searchable, and can be as open or private as needed.

Users with the right permissions can create a Team Workspace for project specific communication and content. A good team workspace will allow you to add a document list, calendar, news stream, RSS feeds or any module to build a specific collaborative environment.

Read more about the Sharepoint Intranet Features That Your Employees Love with part 2 to this post here

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