Paris, 21 May 2014 – Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that together with blueKiwi Software it has won the Forrester Groundswell Award for Excellence in Social Collaboration for its Zero emailTM program in the Business-To-Employee: Employee Collaboration category.
“Once again we received many outstanding examples of how companies are empowering employees with social business programs,” said Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst Ted Schadler. “The entries in both categories this year highlight a growing sophistication in how companies are applying these technologies to transform their operations. The 2014 winners successfully engage their workforce with social and collaboration technologies to solve customer and business problems.”
Philippe Mareine, Group HR Director of Atos said: “Since we announced our ambition three years ago, we have collectively reduced internal emails and considerably improved collaboration across business units and countries. At the heart of our global program was a major cultural change, to adopt new ways of working and behaviors for all our 76.000 Business Technologists. Supported by blueKiwi, our social business network, we have laid a solid foundation to transform towards a collaborative enterprise. Now our focus is on further unlocking business potential to the benefit of our clients, employees and investors.”
The Atos Zero emailTM program, launched in 2011, is a key pillar of the internal Wellbeing@work initiative. Its aim is to transform towards a social, collaborative enterprise where we share knowledge and find experts easily in order to respond to clients’ needs quickly and efficiently, delivering tangible business results. First and foremost this requires a cultural change, learning new behaviors and management styles.
The Forrester’s Groundswell Awards recognize the most innovative social and collaboration programs with a measurable business impact. In all, Forrester received more than 100 entries for this year’s awards across the B2B, B2C, and B2E divisions, including submissions from all over the world.