Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. The company specialises in major infrastructure projects from aerospace and aviation through to transport, energy and buildings. Atkins is one of the UK government’s leading suppliers and was instrumental in creating the infrastructure for the 2012 Olympics.
Atkins has a programme of work that is focused on looking at ways that digital technologies can help further improve the service that it delivers its clients. As part of this, it is looking at embracing and developing new tools and new ways of working to create an even more collaborative and connected company.
As a global company, Atkins has over 18,000 people spread across 300 offices around the world. Many of these people come from companies that have been acquired over the years so one of the biggest challenges for Atkins moving forwards is to ensure that its employees can collaborate effectively across geographical and industry boundaries.
It was also important to ensure that employees bought into the vision of the company moving forward and felt that they could contribute to the ideas and innovations that are going to drive this change.
Bright were able to get a team up and running in just a few days. Working closely with the internal team, lead by Business Transformation Director, Kathie Gilley, the team was able to get a communications plan for Bid-In-A-Box built and approved in less than a week with the first elements of communications toolkits drafted and ready less than two weeks after the programme had been signed off. The team created and tested a number of concepts quickly to determine the best approach and worked closely with other suppliers to get the toolkits ready for launch in record time.
The toolkits including video case studies, user guides and FAQs. Bright also produced a number of visual elements designed to showcase the success of the launches internally including. The team also provided a toolkit and launch materials for the roll-out of Yammer internally including video and ‘how to’ guides.