The daily menus of the cafeteria in the company, I would say. Something that interests almost every employee every day. So a good example of the integration of the staff in the creation process of the Intranet are their own personal pages. Here every employee can use the Intranet to post his or own position, skills, interests and – something I find especially important in decentralised companies – a picture of the employee. Because here applies the basic principle, that if employees don’t know each other then they can’t work together. Generally speaking, when the employees join in the common cause it is good for the company. This also applies to major international conglomerates. It gives internal communication a face
Seven questions to Markus Eckartz. [kontrast.com]
With Clickatel you can easily integrate SMS messaging in your software applications and send SMS all around the world. It will be as easy as sending emails. For example: your client should have maintance work for his device. With SMS message he will be informed as his device is ready and could be taken away.
More possibilities and case studies for using SMS for your business you can find at clickatel website
Easy to implement. To collect and put into an intranet blog important informations about company culture, interesting articles about working environment etc. It is always easier to refer to well known informations than to explain every time the same. Now the hack. As you have enough informations you put the publishing in the loop (it means publish the oldest one as the newest one).
It works without you! But be careful it is better make review of the articles and adjust them to the current situation or drop them.
With http://twitter.com/ you can always have the answer to the question “What are you doing?” about your friends. This track works with SMS, email, chat etc.
For business this tool or something like this means: Everybody should send their progress on the project to the blog. It means everybody and especially management have transparency. All project members should be also motivated with this to work for results.