I’ve talked about engagement within the context of the intranet before. In fact, I co-wrote a white paper on the topic and posted about that back in June (you can download the white paper from that post).

SharePoint Pro Magazine asked me to cover the topic for them as well. In that new post on engagement and your intranet I offer several additional examples of how to get employees engaged using your intranet.

Remember, engagement is about action. It isn’t just about awareness or acceptance. If employees don’t act, if they don’t deliver above and beyond performance, then you aren’t getting true engagement.

The great thing about using the intranet for engagement is that tasks drive usage and adoption. It’s a wonderful cycle of task completion–usage–engagement. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. More on using business processes to drive adoption in a future post.

P.S. On a personal note:

Yesterday morning I participated in the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Red Rocks. It was moving and inspiring. Many of the approximately 2,000 people participating were fire fighters in full gear. You can’t not feel the emotion when you climb along side them. Some of them have their locators turned on and pinging, which was eerie in the fog. For those who came from lower altitude, it was a real accomplishment.

At the end, Kelly Werthmann herself (CBS4 reporter) took this shot of me and my husband. Her article explains more and has some other great photos. If you ever get the chance to do the climb, I highly recommend it. It’s engagement in its fullest expression.