After FIR co-host Shel Holtz posted an item to his blog about the future role of activity streams on intranets, Corey Connors got in touch with him to explain his company had been using an activity stream as a key component of the Fehr & Peers intranet home page.
Using wiki Confluence software from Atlassian as the foundation of the intranet for the 250-person engineering firm, Connors has developed an approach that inspires regular visits from staff and keeps them in the loop better than traditional articles ever could.
In this FIR Interview conducted at Fehr & Peers offices in Walnut Creek, California, Shel chats with Connors about the role the activity stream has played and how it works, along with other elements of the home page. They also discuss the social aspects of the intranet, including the individual employee profile (Connors’ is pictured below), which includes the activity stream for each individual employee.
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About our Conversation Partner
Corey Connors is Corporate Communications Director and Senior Associate at Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants, and also serves as the Senior Marketing and Communications Consultant at Left Lane Advisors.
He has 16 years of experience in organizational and marketing communication for small and medium companies. He has unique experience in creating and developing teams of professionals that design strategic business communications: branding, public relations, collateral design/production, internal communications, events, and emerging technologies.
Since 2006, Connors has overseen the evolution of an industry-leading social enterprise strategy, and has successfully positioned himself as a valued consultant to the A/E/C industry in that area.
Before joining Fehr & Peers, he held management positions in water/wastewater engineering consulting, specialized photo/video lighting products, high-tech public relations, and creative marketing.
Connect with Corey on Twitter: @CoreyConnors.
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(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)
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