We were lucky enough to be involved in some great projects, and maintain this archive to share some of the examples and lessons from the first phase of social business implementation work

Recent case studies

MasterCard Global Youth Campaign

The evolution of technology is forcing brands to re-evaluate how they communicate with young people. According to Emma McCarthy from OMD International, successful brands should not just change the way they talk to the “youth market”, they should also listen and respond to them. It’s the difference between having a real conversation with someone and… read full post

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Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) LLP is a mid-sized, London-based law firm that was faced with a scenario that is familiar to many enterprises. The firm recognised that far greater business benefits could and should be derived from its intranet along with its other content and information repositories. The Director of Knowledge Management approached Headshift to… read full post

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Global Accounting Firm

A top-tier global accounting firm specialising in the areas of audit, tax and advisory services set the dual ambitions of increasing profits and improving their global ranking within two years. The firm sought to support these objectives through enhanced client engagement, improved workforce collaboration and optimised internal processes.  The management team recognised information technology as… read full post

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Institute of Executive Coaching

Headshift Australasia was approached by the Institute of Executive Coaching – an Australian based private provider of education in the field of leadership development and executive coaching, with view of extending trainees’ engagement at pre- and post-work stages of IEC’s coach training programs. As a result, Headshift worked with IEC to create a series of customised community platforms based on… read full post

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International FMCG company

The legal team for an international fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company sought an efficient method of improving internal knowledge sharing among key staff. The company’s legal team consists of 80 lawyers based in 35 countries. The team sought to ensure effective and efficient internal knowledge sharing. Existing practices revolved around using email which had… read full post

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NHS South Central PCT Alliance

SCAN Collaborate is an online collaboration platform built on the Confluence enterprise wiki for the NHS South Central Primary Care Trust Alliance. The project was developed by Headshift and the South Central PCT Alliance to facilitate greater collaboration and support communication and knowledge sharing across Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), which are on the frontline of… read full post

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European Private Equity Firm

Headshift put a social network in place for a large investment firm and its portfolio companies to increase the value of their investment by enabling them to network, share knowledge and discover commercial opportunities in a safe environment. Using Ruby on Rails we were able to provide an infrastructure that encourages collaboration, sharing of best… read full post

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Post*Shift: the Prequel

A decade of learning how, when and with whom social technology can be implemented inside organisations to humanise and improve their operations left behind an interesting trail of blog posts, experiences and case studies, so it seemed like a good idea to maintain this web archive. Headshift was founded in 2002, sold in 2009, and the right to its name and content was then re-acquired by its founders in 2014 as they were setting up their new venture, Post*Shift. If you enjoy reading this archive, please head over to the Post*Shift site to find out how we are building on the first phase of social business technology to create new structures, culture and operations in large organisations as part of our vision for Twenty-First Century Business.