Cross Functional Case Studies

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JC Decaux Jive to Microsoft Migration

Client Profile

JCDecaux’s network of outdoor advertising displays is one of the largest in the global media industry. Every day, JCDecaux reaches more than 410 million people on the planet.  As audiences and communication channels become more fragmented, JCDecaux stands out for its ability to combine mass media and targeted solutions. JCDecaux owes its distinctiveness to its presence in cities, transport systems, and major thoroughfares. With the global population becoming increasingly urban and mobile, their solutions become more effective with each passing year. They are now one of the most influential media networks on the global level, and one of the most flexible on the local level.  To learn more about JCDecaux, visit www.jcdecaux.com.

Situation

JCDecaux needed to migrate to a new Intranet platform in an effort to increase platform stability, drive user engagement and cut costs while migrating core content from the original platform.

Solution

Office 365/SharePoint online-based intranet solution that included custom site templates with metadata content tagging and categorization to support flexible content curation strategy.

Business Benefits

  • Intranet content was refreshed and existing content retired based on key criteria, including content aging
  • Provided a viable intranet strategy built on O365/SharePoint that leveraged existing Microsoft licensing and related cost reductions
  • Intranet positioned on a modern/continuously updated platform
  • Full coverage of 10,000 user community​
Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Drives Innovation with New Office 365 Digital Workplace

Client Profile

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. With their technology, market intelligence, and products and services, Cox Automotive simplifies the trusted exchange and mobility of vehicles and maximizes value for dealers, manufacturers and car shoppers.  To learn more about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.

Situation

Cox Automotive needed a plan for an Intranet transformation as part of overall Digital Workplace initiative, including migration of existing content coming from an existing social intranet platform to Office 365.  The drivers for the project were decreasing costs, increasing innovation, improving the user experience and enabling mobile access to content.

Solution

ThreeWill and Cox Automotive worked together as part of a Migration Workshop/POC and a Digital Workplace Workshop.

Business Benefits

  • Clarity on Pilot/Production migration needs, including a finalized content migration strategy (content mapping/prioritization and requirements for site rationalization)
  • Completion of a Digital Workplace design that allowed for a vision of what will be the future Intranet implementation and the user experience for migrated sites
  • Understanding of gaps between out of the box SharePoint Online / Office 365 capabilities and key business usage scenarios
  • Identified key enabling technologies and technologies that are either out-of-scope or candidates for a roadmap
thermo fisher

Thermo Fisher Jive to Microsoft Migration

Client Profile

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 55,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support

Situation

Due to acquisitions, Thermo Fisher decided to standardize on the Microsoft Collaboration stack as their internal collaboration platform. There was key content in Jive that needed to be maintained going forward on Office 365/SharePoint on-prem.

Solution

ThreeWill leveraged it’s Jive to Microsoft Migration Utilities and Agile Migration process to migrate critical Jive content to Office 365/SharePoint on-prem before the expiration of the Jive licenses.

Business Benefits

Thermo Fisher was able to save the annual cost of the Jive license fee and was able to move to a new, consolidated collaboration platform.  All critical content from the Jive platform was preserved and is now available for continued collaboration.  There was no downtime for users of the site during the migration.


Cross Functional

A Cross Functional team is a group of people with different functional expertise working toward a common goal. It may include people from finance, marketing, operations, and human resources departments. Typically, it includes employees from all levels of an organization. Members may also come from outside an organization (in particular, from suppliers, key customers, or consultants).

Cross-functional teams often function as self-directed teams assigned to a specific task which calls for the input and expertise of numerous departments. Assigning a task to a team composed of multi-disciplinary individuals increases the level of creativity and out of the box thinking. Each member offers an alternative perspective to the problem and potential solution to the task. In business today, innovation is a leading competitive advantage and cross-functional teams promote innovation through a creative collaboration process. Members of a cross-functional team must be well versed in multi-tasking as they are simultaneously responsible for their cross-functional team duties as well as their normal day-to-day work tasks.

Some researchers have viewed cross-functional interactions as cooperative or competitive in nature, while others have argued that organization’s functional areas are often forced to compete and cooperate simultaneously with one another (“coopetition”) and it is critical to understand how these complex relationships interplay and affect firm performance.

Decision making within a team may depend on consensus, but often is led by a manager/coach/team leader. Leadership can be a significant challenge with cross-functional teams. Leaders are charged with the task of directing team members of various disciplines. They must transform different variations of input into one cohesive final output. Cross-functional teams can be likened to the board of directors of a company. A group of qualified individuals of various backgrounds and disciplines are assembled to collaborate in an efficient manner in order to better the organization or solve a problem.

Danny RyanCross Functional