The One and Only Purpose for an Intranet

The sole purpose for an intranet is to facilitate the work of staff in pursuit of the organization’s objectives. Nothing more, nothing less.

A good metric for this is that one of the first things that staff do when starting a project is to voluntarily create a space for it on your intranet. If the intranet is considered a prerequisite for success by staff, then you have succeeded!

I was prompted to post this after reading Nick Besseling’s rant on how stickiness is not a good goal for an intranet (I agree).

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