We are growing: Dachis Group expands with Headshift

Today we are announcing the acquisition of Headshift as part of our shift towards becoming the first global Social Business Design company.

A lot of you are probably familiar with Headshift. If you are involved in the world of Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business Design, you have probably run in to their work at some point. One of Headshift’s founders, Lee Bryant, has been a good friend of mine for many years, and we have always looked for a way to collaborate more closely, and I couldn’t be more happy that this is how it will happen. If you look at the list of people working at Headshift, you will believe me when I say that they are the premier team in the Social Business Design space.

It has been 6 months since I joined this company, and working alongside Kate, Peter, David, Jeff and Ellen has been inspiring and also one of the more rewarding times of my life.

In that time, we’ve immersed ourselves along in fine tuning the vision we’ve developed which we call social business design—a holistic approach to transforming organizations from traditional infrastructure toward a more open, socially calibrated ecosystem. We believe that this is the only way businesses will be able to scale and integrate what’s now commonly known as “social media” on one side and “enterprise 2.0” on the other.

Social Business Design

We believe that organizations across the globe will begin to view “social media” as social business and when this happens, integration, scale and adoption will become complex issues which will only be solved through a purposeful act of coordinated activities built upon a solid strategic foundation. Enter social business design as a systematic comprehensive approach that orchestrates social business across three core areas: business partner optimization, workforce collaboration and customer participation.
These three areas of business possess ripe opportunities for the emergence of improved outcomes ranging from cost savings to new product/service innovations and increased revenue streams. These are outcomes which happen when organizations connect and expand their ecosystems, evolve toward a more open culture and empower employees, business partners and customers to actively participate in their business.  The acquisition of Headshift will allow us to service the increasing demand for global organizations to tap into these benefits. It will also allow us to attract the best talent at an international level while creating our own culture focused on collaborating and doing the absolute best work in this space. Headshift’s client relationships include extensive work in: Professional and Legal Services, Consumer Products, Media and Publishing, Health Care, and Government verticals as well as global companies including AXA, British Petroleum, and the BBC. The official press release for this news can be found here. For more on the Dachis Group and our services, visit our current site.

We believe that organizations across the globe will begin to view “social media” as social business and when this happens, integration, scale and adoption will become complex issues which will only be solved through a purposeful act of coordinated activities built upon a solid strategic foundation. Enter social business design as a systematic comprehensive approach that orchestrates social business across three core areas: business partner optimization, workforce collaboration and customer participation.

These three areas of business possess ripe opportunities for the emergence of improved outcomes ranging from cost savings to new product/service innovations and increased revenue streams. These are outcomes which happen when organizations connect and expand their ecosystems, evolve toward a more open culture and empower employees, business partners and customers to actively participate in their business.  The acquisition of Headshift will allow us to service the increasing demand for global organizations to tap into these benefits. It will also allow us to attract the best talent at an international level while creating our own culture focused on collaborating and doing the absolute best work in this space.

Headshift’s client relationships include extensive work in: Professional and Legal Services, Consumer Products, Media and Publishing, Health Care, and Government verticals as well as global companies including AXA, British Petroleum, and the BBC. The official press release for this news can be found here.

For more on the Dachis Group and our services, visit our site.

This is the most exciting day in my professional life so far, and I think it is an important day for anyone who is involved in the use of Social Software inside of organizations.

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12 thoughts on “We are growing: Dachis Group expands with Headshift

  1. Good, thorough post Jevon. And congratulations on the news.

    My perspective on this evolution of business advisory over the years is that of a communications department / practitioner. It’s great to see how the social and digital media principles are increasingly seen, as you say, as part of the business design. Not just how the business talks and listens, but how it operates. Long may this continue too.

    Good luck with the venture and the partnership.

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