Last month we ran a poll asking you if your intranet included collaboration tools and features. Over 1000 of you responded (thank you!). Now normally we take the results of our polls and send out questions to a group of experts for their thoughts and insights. 

Well we could do that, but we aren't.

Your Opinion Counts to Us

That's right, while we appreciate all the insights and advice the experts can provide, we also think that you, as person living and breathing successes and challenges with your own intranet have some great insights and advice too. 

Survey Says...

Here are the final results of our (unscientific) poll:


The results tell us that while many of the respondents do have native collaboration tools/features built into of their Intranet, many others do not. This is very much inline with what Jane McConnell's research revealed in her Global Intranets Study.

Learning Opportunities

But enough from an expert. 

What Do You Think?

Do these results surprise you? Consider these questions:

  • Do you think that an Intranet should have collaboration tools built in, or should they be separate? Why?
  • Is it surprising that 164 respondents don't even have an Intranet? 
  • Do you hear the term intranet used when looking at social software solutions? Why not?

We are asking that you take a minute and think about the results of this survey and our questions. Then, in the comments below, tell us what you think, give us your best advice, tell us your challenges. Let's share our experiences and learn from each other.

Oh, and by the way, if you are an "expert" reading this, we still welcome your insights and experiences too!