Blogging was where we began, and how we built our company so we have preserved this archive to show how our thinking developed over a decade of developing the use of social technology inside organisations


Posts categorised as Enterprise

New releases of Confluence and Jira

Today, Atlassian released new versions for their flagship products Confluence and Jira. It is one of their biggest and probably most important updates so far. Headshift has been an Atlassian partner for the past six years. In that time I have seen the platforms develop and truly earn the title ‘best-in-class’ in their respective category…. read full post

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What makes for longevity in a large company or a city?

The average lifespan of a company is actually falling, and as they grow beyond a certain level of scale, so too is productivity. Dave Gray consider why this is, and compares the factors that make for a successful city with those that lead to long-lived companies.

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Social Business gets seal of approval

In its latest Web 2.0 survey, McKinsey gave its seal of approval to social business, finding a strong correlation between the use of Web 2.0 technology and actual business impact like market share gains, operating profits, and market leadership. Very explicitly, the firm urges executives “to push their organizations toward becoming fully networked enterprises.”

Categories Corporate, Enterprise

Nudge, motivation and the design of systems

The concept of “nudge” seems to be trending in the public consciousness of the UK at the moment. But why do some people find it morally questionable? And how can it be used in the effective design of systems, processes and working practices? The idea of structuring situations so certain actions or choices are easier… read full post

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Legal Enterprise 2.0 Success Story

The Law Society recently announced the winners of the 2010 Excellence Awards. The short list featured several Headshift clients in the legal sector, including Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP, shortlisted for the ‘Excellence in Innovation’ award. Lars Plougmann, former Headshifter and colleague over at the Dachis Group, gave a great overview of the ‘innovation’ by… read full post

Categories Best of, Enterprise, Legal and Professional Services

We need Business Verbs in Social Software

This post aims to think about the commonalities of mundane, day-to-day work, or verbs that are universal in corporate life. We treat these as our universal constants, and my idea is that social software has a major role to play in being the vehicle of common business activities. We have only seen a glimpse of… read full post

Categories Best of, Enterprise, Platforms

Traffic in Cairo and enterprise 2.0 adoption

I was at a workshop in Brussels last week discussing the [results]( of the first two phases of our European Commission [research project]( looking at the implications of Enterprise 2.0 for the European economy. The work that we did and the conversations we had during the day confirmed for me the complexity of the relationship… read full post

Categories Best of, Enterprise, Workforce Collaboration

Social Media Influence, Inside and Outside

We are very excited about the forthcoming Social Media Influence conference in London on June 22

Categories Best of, Corporate, Customer Participation, Enterprise, Events, Future Trends, Media and Publishing, Workforce Collaboration

The Morning After: A Realistic View on Microblogging

This is a guest post by Martin Böhringer (Chemnitz University of Technology). My first publication on enterprise microblogging dates back to 2008 and was one of the first scientific works in this field. Back then we did not know much about the background of such systems. Why do people use them? Why should they be… read full post

Categories Enterprise, Workforce Collaboration

Looking back at the Confluence User Group in London

Last week Headshift and Adaptivist hosted this year’s first Confluence User Group. The organisations attending were as varied as the topics discussed. There was a lot of interest around the strategic use of Confluence (especially along enterprise legacy systems), user adoption, community management but also more technical topics like clustering, plugin development and others. Most… read full post

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