Posts tagged 'social'

Online Information 2011: Global and Social A case study of the implementation of a large-scale social intranet

Belron International is the global parent company of brands such as Autoglass and Carglass. With a turnover of nearly €3bn, they employ 25,000 people in 32 countries, repairing or replacing a windscreen every 3 seconds.

In 2007 the organisation developed an intranet based on the Open Source CMS Plone. This year the intranet was extended and re-focussed to add a range of social media functions to integrate with (and enhance) the existing suite of content management and workflow tools.

Over 5 years the intranet has evolved to provide features that are used on a daily basis by all functions within the organisation. The challenge with the introduction of ’social’ content creation and collaboration has been to manage and integrate these new ways of working into established processes.

In this talk we will show how a large, multinational organisation has overcome the common concerns relating to social media in the enterprise, including governance, loss of control and the risks of reliance on services outside the firewall. Once these concerns are mitigated, the social media model can be used to drive employee engagement and increase effective communication across the business.

You will hear about their top 5 tips to successfully deploying a social intranet, illustrated by real examples of these techniques in practice.