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


Case Studies with a Internal communications theme

Nokia: Organising for Social

At the time of our engagement, Nokia was one of the world’s largest manufacturers of mobile phones, with distribution and sales in over 150 countries worldwide. They had been working on connecting its employees since the start of 2001, socialising insights and mobilising information, but was struggling to promote internal communication and collaboration, and failing… read full post

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Social Intranet for Global Sports Apparel Group

A leading global sports apparel and equipment manufacturing group approached Headshift to join a wider team engaged to design and implement their new Social Intranet. The technology stack had been pre-selected and the design had completed its first iteration. Headshift was engaged to design the familiarisation training that would be mandatory, as well as provide… read full post

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Employee Engagement Platform for Global Insurance Company

Headshift helped a large global insurance company develop a pilot employee engagement platform that lets users contribute stories in the form of text, video and photos as well as rate, comment on and discuss other users’ content. The company is looking for stories that show how they are making a difference to their customers. A… 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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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Using a wiki platform, global law firm Freshfields made it easy to create and maintain sites on their intranet. The sites are devoted to a specific subject such as a specialty within a practice or information about key clients. Headshift helped the firm explore how to broaden the participation in providing intranet content and how… read full post

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Leading British Museum

Headshift implemented a wiki-based intranet for one of Britain’s leading museums. Responding to the need for a lightweight solution, the new intranet allows for easy publishing and simpler and more personal collaboration tools, such as wikis, blogs, social tagging and bookmarking. Easy publishing The solution comprises easy, version-controlled publishing of departmental and corporate info, images… read full post

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Major UK Publisher

The wiki for this UK publisher is a platform designed to support the work of editors, PR specialists and innovators inside and across departments around new product ideas, innovations and market intelligence. An increased need to share ideas With the wiki we responded to the increased internal need to be able to brainstorm and share… read full post

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BP Aromatics and Acetyls

Headshift piloted a simple social network tool for the BP Aromatics and Acetyls group to help support their sense of shared identity and culture, but also to help promote better collaboration within a business unit that spans the globe. A shared identity and better collaboration As a global business unit with offices and factories across… read full post

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International Law Firm

Headshift was asked by this international Law Firm to consult and advice on a system that would help them share and access knowledge across different parts of their global practice. Improved knowledge and information managementThe goal of this project was to advise the client on a system that would allow easy access and sharing of information… read full post

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