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Social Working

A personalised digital workplace, created for You by You

Invotra's digital workplace means that each user gets their own private workspace that can be personalised. See what you’ve worked on, what you’ve ‘liked’ and what you’ve 'followed'.

It’s your personal space for your task list and the actual material you’re working on. Your workspace brings you the topics you’re interested in from around the intranet, and seamlessly integrates with Groups for when you’re collaborating and publishing.

Everyone has their own public profile (and their own private workspace), directly linked to the organisation people directory and people search. Because a person’s name is against everything they say and do on the intranet, other people can quickly find them and initiate further discussions.

A person’s profile quickly shows where they are in any hierarchy, and their manager’s profile.

Invotra offers beautiful profiles for every employee, allowing people to follow each other and discover potential project members. You may already have a robust backend for your ‘people directory’ and Invotra will integrate with it perfectly. HR and IT will be satisfied that headcount and org structure is well maintained, and everyone will be pleased to have a well-structured directory and people search.

You can choose to follow people, building up your enterprise social network so that you become ambiently aware of what your colleagues are working on, and you can follow specific content, general topics, and Group activity. Your personal Newsfeed shows you all the updates from everything you follow.

Every Group can have a discussion forum, for on-going conversations. Private Groups may use a forum for quick questions, and ongoing incident management.

Public discussion forums can be great for peer-to-peer help and for HR / IT facilitation. Discussion forums can become an open record of ‘how to’ material, in a way that email and helpdesk phone calls can not.

Communities often benefit from a dedicated Group or discussion forum, but more general ‘interest groups’ (like cycling, or charity supporters) will want somewhere to chat and organise events. Such groups greatly benefit the culture of your organisation, and add to the activity and usefulness of your intranet.

Organisation-wide suggestion initiatives are often managed via a public discussion forum, and so long as forums have a clear purpose and are well maintained by the ‘owners’, forums can offer an engaging format for conversation.

Every content page can have a comments section at the bottom (not just blog articles). Commenting may be seen as a simple way of encouraging engagement, but comments often provide crucial additional information, or notification of changes, that the original page author didn’t know or think to include. Official content reviewers may ensure content is always correct, ad-hoc informal comments may advise of business critical developments or suggest improvements to the original content.

Comments can be enabled / disabled for each piece of content by the content publisher, as desired.

Although comments offer more quality, star ratings against content can make your intranet more engaging and active. Ratings can be enabled / disabled for a site section by the section manager; for example, you might disable ratings within your HR section, but enable ratings within your IT section, as appropriate to your culture and goals.