The Nielsen Norman 10 best intranets of 2008 voted British Airways’ intranet ‘Employee Self Service’ the only UK place in its recent listing. Citing cost savings and communcation improvements, it’s an interesting vote given recent PR and customer relationship calamaties for BA and the current difficult times in the aviation industry. A case of the external image being very far from what is going on internally, perhaps.
The Nielsen Norman 10 best intranets of 2007 voted the RSPB’s intranet the only intranet in the UK worthy of a global top ten ranking. The comment in the summary report that ‘beautiful bird photos illustrate top stories’ is in the context of discussions about an average intranet containing 6 million pages.
The RSPB’s success is a welcome reminder that sometimes something plain lovely says it all. And perhaps more usefully for those a bit content-heavy amongst us, that a picture does tell a 1000 words, or pages more.