There will be group-wide shared areas, which are unrestricted and open to every intranet user, as well as access-restricted areas for confidential information (e. g. project team rooms only being accessible by the team members)
Linchpin is tailored to an approach where there are areas for top-down communication (personalized dashboards, mostly read-only), restricted areas for projects and teams (free to write, but only for eligible employees) and open spaces (everyone can collaborate. Big companies enjoy the freedom to gradually adapt the system to their culture and the business case. Often slowly from quite restrictive towards pretty open and collaborative: Coming from an “Intranet 1.0”. Starting with an “Intranet 1.5” and slowly progressing towards a true “Intranet 2.0”.