We have recently revamped the jobs and volunteer section on our website with a focus on user needs and user goals.
You’ll forgive a bit of self publicity but we have been announced as a winner of the Global Step Two Intranet & Digital Workplace awards.
There is little that makes someone feel more valued than feeling that their opinion matters. It’s a good feeling and we have seen how that positivity and a resulting sense of ownership can help spread awareness during the rollout of a new enterprise wide intranet platform.
2016 means our website has hit its third birthday in January 2017.
During 2016 the development team were busy improving some police facing systems, including building our new intranet, but they also spent a good amount of time on the website improving the platform by refining existing functionality (known as refactoring), improving performance and adding new functionality. The content team also worked on a number of areas to improve the public experience.
In this article, we will explore how we used our Agile experience and customer centric approach to run a successful enterprise scale intranet roll out.
As part of our new intranet project, we identified that many of our stations on Google Maps featured out of date and incorrect information. We decided to claim our police station listings on Google Maps to provide a better user experience and ensure our officers and staff had accurate information.
Today we are formalising our “Content Design Principles” and publishing them for other forces to use should they wish.