The Impact of Hive
The first part of Havebury’s journey with Oak has been a resounding success, having achieved the aims they set out at the beginning.
Hayley said: “I think we can say that we’ve achieved our strategy. It has exceeded everyone’s expectations. People are surprised about how good the system is and what we have been able to create.”
The Hive has also enabled a cultural shift within Havebury, by facilitating employees' roles as communicators. By streamlining timely processes, Kathryn no longer needs to spend all of her time on reactive tasks. They can schedule news stories and updates, meaning our news is more timely and impactful.
Kathryn stated: “The big thing is that it's not just a new intranet, it's a big culture change having a platform that can create that two-way conversation.”
Havebury made sure that employees were involved from the beginning. Hayley commented: “We made sure we consulted with everyone, we invited feedback, everyone knew what we were doing before launch. If you feel like you’re part of the process from the get-go, you’re already invested.”
“The Hive really has become a central communication point for the business since it was launched!”
“The Hive makes the policies and procedures so accessible and the search function using tags makes it even more user friendly.”
“The organisational chart on The Hive is another reason why it is always an open tab on my laptop. If you need to speak to another team member but you are not 100% of their full name or even who their line manager is, welcome to the org chart. Everyone in the business with full contact details shown to you at a click of a button, again I have not had to disturb anyone to find this information out.”
“If I was a new starter, The Hive would provide me with a debrief of what the business has been working on and completed in the months before me starting. What a great way to get up to date, like we all do most mornings when scrolling on our phones! “