We had the opportunity to sit down with Pearson’s community manager, Dina Vekaria, to ask her a few questions about how Jive’s Interactive Intranet solution has impacted the company and helps them work as one.
Jive: As a leader in the education space with thousands of employees around the world, can you share what Jive is to Pearson?
Dina: Jive is about our people. Neo, our Jive community, is One Pearson, enabling learning and collaboration for everyone in the Cloud. Whether it’s reading our CEO’s latest blog post about the work we’re doing in support of education in India or a colleague’s request for sock donations so they can deliver them to refugees who are in crisis, Jive empowers our people to connect, communicate and collaborate. Jive enables 40,000 colleagues to work together across the globe.
Jive: What are the top 3 benefits your company has experienced using Jive?
Dina: The transparency Jive has created in bridging the gap between our employees and our executive team means that everyone has a direct connection to all levels at Pearson. The conversations and debates taking place in our Jive community challenge the way we think and work. The gamification strategy allows us to reward our colleagues in four key areas:
Here are some of the badges we have in our Jive community:
Neo gamification badges
Jive: What departments in your company utilize Jive and how?
Dina: One of the many business areas using Jive is our Legal department. Bjarne Tellmann, our SVP & General Counsel, uses Neo to share ideas with colleagues from across Pearson. He appreciates how posts can be configured to suit smaller or wider groups as appropriate. “I use Neo to update my team on new developments, share thoughts or ideas from books and podcasts, or share articles I have written and published elsewhere outside of Pearson,” Bjarne said. “I also use the comments to gauge how people are reacting to things. It’s a great tool.”