A recent study by economists at the University of Warwick found that happiness led to a 12% spike in productivity, while unhappy workers proved 10% less productive. As the research team put it, "We find that human happiness has large and positive causal effects on productivity. Positive emotions appear to invigorate human beings."
With that in mind, digital consultancy, ClearPeople, this week unveiled their new ready-to-use intranet solution which takes advantage of core SharePoint elements and the agency’s years of experience knowing exactly what works best for internal communications projects to help create a happier working environment for organisations and boost productivity.
The Essential Communications Intranet adopts ClearPeople’s tried and tested agile project methodology to provide a set of ready-to-use packages based on industry best practice that are tailored to the specific needs of an organisation, making employee’s lives easier by giving them easy access to their company’s latest news, documents and applications.
The features have been beautifully demonstrated by the fictional charitable organisation, Mood, a business that works with companies to create enhanced and enjoyable working environments. Through the creation of Mood, ClearPeople have been able to showcase all of the benefits available to organisations when implementing a new intranet platform – from crafted design through to functional engagement features.
ClearPeople’s Creative and Strategy Director, Wesley Hogg explains: “We wanted to show organisations, both large and small, the art of the possible for their digital workspace, so we’ve created a digital environment that speaks to our clients’ needs. With Mood, who are all about creating happier workspaces, we’ve been able to fully illustrate how an intranet can empower employees to get their jobs done more effectively by giving them access to the tools and resources they need from whatever device they are on, wherever they are."
But it’s not all fiction. ClearPeople’s clients are seeing the real value of the Essential Communications Intranet too. Having worked with the likes of Fred Perry and Alzheimer’s Society on their intranet projects, ClearPeople have been able to foster greater communication and collaboration between their employees and volunteers.
Gurmail Singh, Sales and Alliance Director at ClearPeople says: “We’re excited to bring this new and agile way of working to our clients. It’s important to stress that this is not a technology product – we’re not operating in the same space as many ‘intranet-in-a-box’ suppliers."
He continues: “What makes our offering different is the methodology to get a ready-to use solution launched quickly. Our tried and tested approach to delivering successful intranet projects over the years means we’ve been able to identify the core features and components that really make a difference. We work with our clients to really understand their business and the motivations of their staff to recommend a set of features from our essential menu."
“With the Essential Communications Intranet, we’ve been able to create an essential menu of tools and features that have been proven to effectively transform business productivity, improve efficiency and optimise customer engagement for our clients."
The solution is described by ClearPeople as the starting point on the journey to digital transformation. In a world where businesses are concerned with creating beautiful digital experiences for their customers and end-users, ClearPeople’s ethos is that true digital transformation should start from the inside out, questioning how an organisation can help improve its customer’s user experience online if they can’t communicate and collaborate with their own staff in an efficient and productive way internally.
Read more information on the Essential Communications Intranet.
Details on the digital workspace can be found here.