Sergio Zuniga May 6, 2020 6 min read

How to enable remote work through a SharePoint Intranet

Remote work is not a new phenomenon. In fact, FlexJobs has reported that remote work has been increasing over the decade. Today, 3.4% of the U.S. population (or 4.7 million) are working remotely, mostly, due to COVID-19. Besides, technological innovations and the new modern workplace concept have allowed employees to shift to a remote work mode in companies all over the globe.

The challenge with the concept of remote work today is understanding how to utilize and leverage the power of an intranet web portal as a collaborative tool that will empower employees who are working remotely while they are connected productive and delivering their tasks efficiently.

So far, a SharePoint Intranet is important today because it is not only a tool needed to make remote work possible, it also relates to making engagement possible among employees and remote teams. It’s really important to address this because it relates to culture, which impacts a company’s overall performance.

 

Drive productivity among remote teams through a SharePoint Intranet customized to your business needs

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Today’s intranets are designed with today’s employees’ preferences, needs, and user experience in mind. In the same way, an intranet web portal is flexible enough Unlike older, traditional intranets, today’s’ modern intranets are flexible enough to evolve constantly as it meets the demands of a new generation of employees that are joining the workforce of industries globally.

As a result, a SharePoint Intranet is the ideal technology tool that enforces a company purpose, drive alignment, and build community among employees and remote teams.

While working anywhere, anytime, remote teams will find all the tools they need to make their work possible; meet through videoconferencing, sharing files/documents, provide feedback, chat, review calendars and stay updated with important news and company announcements.

Today’s intranet web portal must:

  1. Power your workforce and remote teams to go at the speed of business.
  2. Enable you to post critical company updates immediately.
  3. Connect remote teams with experts across your company and multiple departments.

How does a SharePoint Intranet will help you empower remote teams?

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While other intranet tools are designed for employee-to-employee communication and collaboration, an intranet web portal is purposefully designed to streamline critical top-down communications and unify remote teams. In the same way, it’s a portal that connects your digital workplace through integrations to drive employee productivity and maintain a single source of truth. 

In uncertain times when a large percentage of the workforce is mandated to work from home, ran intranet web portal will make remote teams feel connected to the broader organization even if they’re not working face-to-face, and finally, managers will align the entire organization quickly, providing a single source of truth for employees, serving as a virtual office for those working remotely.

 

In conclusion, a SharePoint Intranet is a fundamental tool that will drive remote productivity, as it enables remote teams to collaborate together.

Remember that a SharePoint Intranet serves as an internal communication platform that aligns, connects, and engages employees. Without it, there becomes a gap in the communication infrastructure, leaving remote teams to feel disconnected and lonely. 

If you have further questions about how to enable remote work through an intranet web portal, please contact our SharePoint Intranet experts at hello@definityfirst.com, we’ve got you covered with all the answers you need, or click here to review some of our intranet web portal resources that will help you.

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Sergio Zuniga

Consulting Services VP at Definity First. Over the years I went through the different roles on the technical side until I was seduced by the dark side of business development and sales. I like to help clients from a technical and a business perspective, finding the best solution for their needs.