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    Egon Zehnder Case Study on Intranet 2.0

    Socialtext has posted our newest case study on enterprise social media: Executive search firm Egon Zehnder International. It’s a real success story of how one of the world’s great professional services firms has transformed its intranet from a crufty document warehouse to a dynamic forum for firm-wide collaboration.

    Amid the globalization of the executive search industry, Egon Zehnder is using Socialtext to connect researchers and consultants world-wide for things like:

    • Current research on specific industries, functions, and executives
    • Up-to-date information on the firm’s work with strategic clients
    • Approved templates for engagement proposals
    • Current marketing materials describing the firm and its approach to specific types of searches
    • Thought leadership on industry and functional trends
    • Expert help handling exceptional searches, i.e., searches with specific and non-standard requirements

    The case study talks in detail about what made Egon Zehnder’s project a success, including:

    • Compelling business case, closely tied to the firm’s strategic objectives in a rapidly changing environment
    • Secure yet cost-effective deployment with the on-site managed appliance
    • Tight partnership and alignment across Training, IT, and the firm’s leadership
    • A solution that took off like wildfire, because it met the needs of users

    I’m personally very excited about Egon Zehnder’s success. Michael Kieran and I worked closely with James, Bill, and Ramona throughout the process. We witnessed first-hand the project’s evolution from a concept in London to a whiteboard sketch in New York to a global rollout to a strategic capability of the firm. It has been an exciting journey and a true partnership.

    Read, enjoy, and tell us what you think!

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    On this blog, Socialtext staffers and customers explore how companies can gain the most business value from their use of enterprise social software, including microblogging, social networking, filtered activity streams, widget-based dashboards, blogs and wikis.


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