Think of those employees who don’t get email accounts or aren’t required to use those accounts or devices often for anything other than their duty. Good examples are shop floor manufacturing employees or hourly retail associates in the physical stores. They often don’t have accounts because they would rarely use them, and the cost is too high for limited use cases.
With platforms like Google Workspace, you can create a free account for these employees so they can authenticate to your domain and access content behind the corporate firewall. Now they can engage in the conversation, stay informed of the company's strategy and vision and access content that can increase their effectiveness.
What Else Can an Intranet Do?
These are my top four considerations when thinking about engaging employees in 2020. They apply to today’s prevailing mindset which is quite different from previous decades. But the intranet also has an underlying strength: Brand.
Being an employee somewhere is a choice that reflects on your personal brand. Employees can be promoters of your brand if it strengthens their brand, and it doesn’t require much to inspire or endear yourself to your employees, whether they work from anywhere or at a bricks-and-mortar office.
Communicate, listen, enable ... these things are easily accomplished on a modern-day intranet aimed at engaging your employees and I would enjoy exploring that project with you.