15 Reasons to Create a Google Intranet
Are you considering a Google intranet solution for your business but aren’t sure about taking this step? Consider these reasons for taking the next step forward.
1. Google Workspace is used in many organizations
The fact that Google Workspace has already been implemented by many companies is a very good sign. It also means that the Google intranet solution has been tried and tested. Other companies have gone through the stage where they have been the ones to find out where any “bugs” in the system may exist. These will have been recognized and dealt with already.
2. There is no need to change from tools employees are already familiar with
Another reason for creating an intranet with Workspace is that your
employees will be working with at least some apps they are already familiar with. The apps that are new to them are quite user-friendly and don’t take a lot of time to learn. The process of adopting the Google Workspace intranet should flow smoothly with very few hiccups along the way.
LumApps with Google Workspace Apps
3. It improves collaboration between employees
The face of business has changed. It is no longer considered unusual to have some, or even all, of your team working remotely. To achieve success, it’s crucial to
keep all team members on the same page in the digital workplace.
Cloud-based apps give you the best opportunity to achieve this goal and
Google collaboration software gives your business a solution that is user-friendly and easy to implement. Team members can start using the collaboration tools quickly without having to spend much time on training, which is a bonus when there is a business to run.
4. A Google Suite Intranet can be accessed with a single sign-on
Most people already have some type of Google account, such as Gmail, Google Drive, or Google Ads, etc.
The Google interface is something they are already familiar with.
Once the Google intranet has been introduced, team members only need to sign into one platform for access. They use the same log-in for Google Workspace and the company intranet. Google Workspace gives the employee access to the entire Google spectrum, including YouTube.
5. A Google Apps intranet portal is very secure
Integrating with Google means that you can decide to make your intranet private.
It will only be available to Google Apps users. The single sign-on procedure means that users can access it however the system itself remains quite secure.
Not all users need to be granted the same status within the system. Some users will be the authors/owners of documents, whereas others will be able to edit them. Other users will only be able to view documents that have been created by others. These groups will keep your company documents from being changed and updated within the system by unauthorized employees.
Single Sign-in on a Google Intranet
6. A Google employee intranet offers increased data storage
A Google intranet can provide unlimited cloud storage on Google Drive. There is a lot of room for a business to grow; however, this is an option that is appropriate for businesses of any size.
A company owner can start their small business with Google online tools and then create an intranet as their business grows. When their needs change and they need an intranet platform, this option gives them the data storage they need without making a major shift in the technology they are already using.
7. A Google intranet makes it convenient to provide notes or information to users
Speaking of increased data storage, including a Google Workspace app in your company intranet gives you the capability to add important background information to team members.
For example, if you are using Google Sheets to record contacts for leads, these Google Sheets can then be embedded into your sales team’s intranet page.
Once the sales team starts working on the leads, they can record notes about their initial contact with the potential customers. Your sales manager and other sales representatives will be able to tell at a glance which prospects have been contacted, whether the contact was receptive, if an appointment was made, or the contact requested a follow-up call at a later time.
8. It improves internal communication
Google intranet apps include all the tools that employees need to keep in touch with each other inside teams and throughout the company to get their work done. Workers can access messaging apps, which are much more efficient than sending emails or trying to connect with someone by phone to find information or get questions answered.
The intranet also includes access to forms employees can complete and forward to other individuals or departments for authorization or further steps. These include requests for supplies, annual vacation requests, sign-ups for training, etc.
Internal Communication with Google Chat or Slack
9. Corporate communication becomes clearer
Communication from the executive suite to employees should flow regularly so that workers are not the last to hear about company news.
Google intranet apps make it easy for the CEO and other executives to communicate directly with employees. They can share their thoughts and encourage workers regularly.
Employees can comment on what they have read and heard from executives, too. The company intranet encourages discussion so that everyone understands where the company is heading and is contributing to its wellbeing together.
LeaderShip Corner – LumApps Intranet
10. A Google intranet increases productivity
When Google Workspace is used in combination with the company intranet, users are able to edit documents and collaborate in real-time. Their work is less likely to get bogged down with the time it takes to find needed information and email the link or a document to team members.
Every time a team member changes a source file, the intranet automatically updates the material. No one has to take time to email all the team members working on a project, taking care to change the version of the source file to ensure that it reflects the latest changes.
11. It allows large companies to provide better quality internal support
Large organizations deal with many technical questions and requests for support from employees every day. When their workforce is spread out among different locations and across multiple time zones, it becomes more challenging to coordinate all the requests and respond to them in a timely fashion.
A company intranet allows users to post questions to a company forum or community and send support tickets electronically. Support staff can then respond to requests as they come in, without creating a traffic jam in the company’s phone system.
12. A Google intranet is easy to use and for your employees to maintain
For employees who may feel as though they have plenty to do at work already and that having to learn how to manage a company intranet is “one more thing” to pack onto their plates, this is a user-friendly choice.
Employees who want to edit a document and upload it to the intranet to share it with their colleagues will find that if they know how to use Word, they have the skills necessary to do so. No HTML coding is required.
13. It provides users with a great overall experience
To be truly effective, the company intranet should have a clean, attractive appearance on screen. Users should find it easy to navigate. They don’t want to get hung up spending extra time trying to figure out how to find the information or the person they need to help them complete tasks. All this should be readily apparent when team members log into the platform.
A Google Suite intranet is easy to navigate and makes finding news, employee profiles, and relevant documents a pleasant process for employees.
LumApps Design Experience
14. A Google intranet can be customized to fit your company’s brand
Your company brand is very important and your intranet can carry the same look and feel as your public website. This strategy is important to make employees feel as though they are part of the corporate family when they are uploading content and sharing their thoughts and opinions on the intranet.
Each team member is making a valuable contribution to the company when they are doing their work well, and the company intranet is the perfect place to acknowledge employees who have gone above and beyond for the company and its customers.
15. You can maximize your return on investment (ROI)
There is no need to reinvent the wheel when you decide to introduce an intranet to your business.
Choosing Google apps for intranet means you can integrate with Google Workspace and maximize your ROI.
Team members don’t have to be stuck looking for the tools they need to do their job from multiple sources. The intranet allows all users to access the tools they need to complete tasks from one convenient platform.