Founded in 1817, the John Cockerill Group has always been driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and thirst for innovation to deliver large-scale technological solutions to the big challenges of the age. Working with businesses, governments and communities, they provide products and services to a wide range of sectors including energy, defence, manufacturing, environmental, transport and infrastructure.
The company had committed to building a robust digital workplace: a modern, efficient and collaborative working environment - without compromising on security. They wanted to give their employees greater flexibility to interact as teams, despite being so widely spread geographically.
John Cockerill chose Microsoft Office365, using Teams as their new teamwork hub - and they brought us in to help them with the deployment.
Three key principles
John Cockerill were not going to improve communication and collaboration by simply making new technology available and they needed to avoid the risk that the solution will be seen as just another tool to share and store information.
To be truly effective, the new system needed to give users greater flexibility, whilst also providing structure to team interactions. For maximum impact, users had to “own” their new working environment and fully grasp its benefits.
Therefore, to encourage adoption and collaboration, we advised John Cockerill to apply three key principles during deployment: