Category: Social Media
What even is agile anyway?
So you’re a leader in your organisation and Agile is ‘the thing’ that everyone is talking about. Your organisation has possible trialed one or two Agile projects within the Digital or Tech department, but they haven’t really delivered like you thought they would, and you think you can ‘do more’ with it, but honestly, what […]
One of the key reasons I joined @Difrent was their commitment to #TechForGood. In my experience #TechForGood is one of those phrases that gets batted around, as such I was very keen when I started to understand what that phrase meant to Difrent and if it really meant anything at all! Much to my delight, […]
We’re all a little weird down here
Yesterday Dominic Cummings, the PM’s senior aid, wrote in his blog about the need for number 10 to hire assorted super talented weirdos, unusual software developers, fantastic communicators and great project mangers (amongst other things). This clarion call for change in the public sector followed up from his previous statements about the need for change […]
What I’ve learnt this year
This year has been a year of big change for me; I started a new job, left the public sector, moved cities, moved in with my partner, bought a new house, and most importantly, we got a dog. As a Pagan, I celebrate Yule and the Winter Solstice; At the Winter Solstice we reach the […]
The strategy is content delivery.
One of the most universal truths is that if you don’t talk about what you are doing, how will people know? Everyone leads busy lives, we live in our own bubbles, and while we do generally try and be good humans and notice and recognise other people doing good things, it’s not always that easy […]
Welcome to the Dark Side.
Last week I started working for @BeDifrent, a business transformation agency working with both Public and Private sector clients to help them deliver #TechForGood. This is a massive change for me, I spent almost 15 years in the Public Sector, I always said I was a public servant for life, and in my heart I […]
Having a vision
I regularly talk to organisations about why having vision and mission statements are important. Over the years I’ve seen many good examples and some bad ones too, both inside and outside the public sector. They often seems to be overlooked when deciding to transform an organisation, instead companies tend to focus on their Target Operating Model or […]
Thomas Cook and how not to go digital.
Sat by a pool in the sunshine waiting to hear about how I’ll get home now Thomas Cook have gone bust, I am reading the news and scrolling through Twitter hashtags thinking about how many companies have stumbled and fallen with the rise of the internet of now. One of the main causes being attributed […]
Why we need to bring user centric design into our Communications in the public Sector. Having been involved in the hiring of many Content and Interaction Designers in the last few years, we’ve always preferred candidates from within the Public Sector, because they tend to have the same specialisms as we in the Digital Data […]
Being a visible leader with an invisible disability.
Hi, I’m Zoe and I’m a NeuroDiverse Senior Civil Servant. Last week I attended Civil Service Live, it was an interesting day, with sessions on everything from AI and keeping abreast of new technologies, to Transformation to resilience and personal wellbeing. The session that stood out most for me was the “Making Government an event greater […]