Protecting a Culture of Collaboration
Our customer is a leader in the global building materials industry with divisions in cement, aggregate, and ready-mix products. It has a presence in over 50 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, as well as trade relationships in more than 100 nations. As a large enterprise with over 42,000 employees worldwide, the organization continually strives to maintain its cultural pillars of innovation, collaboration and communication for its global workforce.
As this global construction materials leader continues to grow, change remains constant. Nevertheless, its executives understand that this market leadership stems from the organization’s unique culture of collaboration and communication, which provides efficiency and agility. In the face of constant change, the organization recognized the importance of preserving its collaborative culture even as its global workforce of 42,000 employees continues to grow.
Genus Technologies teamed with IBM to deliver a solution that enables employees with similar objectives to share insights, thoughts, information, experience and specialized knowledge through documents, images, video and other rich media.
The solution combines Genus Media Upshot with enterprise software from IBM, incorporating the best elements of social networking, corporate portals, content aggregators and document repositories. Further, it brings the power of video to bear, so team members can share opinions, feedback and information with others anywhere in the world, using any type of media on any device.
Since its implementation, the new collaboration platform has allowed the company to instill its culture of collaboration and communication. The results reflect the following benefits:
- All employees can now simply create, share and access video and other rich media on a shared platform to collaborate and communicate with minimal involvement of IT resources
- New ideas, not only generated by top management, but from employees at every level, have a channel to gain exposure, feedback and acceptance across the organization
- The company continues to lead its market as it fosters a culture of true collaboration, even during strong growth