We know that the intranet is a great solution for internal communication problems and acts centralizing company information, ensures greater engagement and productivity, increase the positive results, works in a fully collaborative environment, among other numerous advantages. Since its inception in Brazil in about 1996, it is known as a tool to boost domestic business environment, but from there to the present day, much has changed for the better.
In these years of intranet in Brazil we can mention several developments for which the tool has. Although their function remains the same, it can be said that since its inception, almost nothing remains the same. The intranet that in its early days was focused on massive content, today operates focusing on people and urging that all generate content and thus keep yourself engaged and productive.
Some theorists on the intranet in Brazil classified into 5 stages of evolution. Below you can see the main differences between them:
1- Informative Intranet - 1996
In its early days the intranet anything approaching a collaborative environment as we know today. The content was published only by those who had permission. The content was often massante and uninteresting, was not thought to the collective, which led to disconnection and lack of interest of employees.
2- Intranet services
The function of the intranet expands beyond an environment that sought to be informative and now also contribute to the workflow. Thus, the intranet becomes a tool that helps in the process of passing information, documents and tasks of an employee to another in a set of procedures.
3 Portal corporativo- 2000
The idea of an environment that allows for greater integration in this intranet stage, starts to become clearer. Company and employees from this stage begin to get closer. The layout also begins to be worked at that stage, becoming more attractive and thought to the usability of the users.
4- Intranet 2.0
With the advent of web 2.0, the intranet also lives this concept. Web 2.0 deals mainly it is the change in the way content is produced and seen. The content becomes more dynamic, interactive and with a strong focus on collaborative production. Intranet 2.0, therefore, is the intranet inserted this concept. The tool at this stage also happens to be used for the application of the concept teamwork, ie the work in teams focused on increasing productivity and generating more positive results.
5- Social Intranet - 2011 to the present day
social intranets are very similar to social networks, we have many tools integrated social interaction where content becomes increasingly collaborative and non-hierarchical. The concept of collective intelligence can be applied here and it is recognized that everyone can learn exchanging information with another developer, thus forming a large network of collaborative knowledge.
You must be wondering why it is interesting to know the intranet stages? We can say that to enjoy the best that the tool with all its innovations, can offer. If we are at the stage of Social Intranet it is interesting that this model is adopted, both by the company that provides the intranet service, both by those who will use it because it is what most ensures positive results today.
The cornerstone for a successful intranet is the integration between content, collaboration and TI, keeping in mind always for every moment of innovation.