Underused tech

Some days can be very trying.  Today was one of them, born of frustration.  I have tried to bite my tongue but not always successfully.  You see my problem is that I have been involved in a number of workshops about digital – whatever that means.  The thing is that technology can do anything as … Continue reading Underused tech

Collaborating now

The demonstration was impressive but then again they always are.  Microsoft had done a good job in setting up some mock environments to show their newest technology in action.  It all went on in the banqueting suite at the Centre for Life in Newcastle, which seems to be the favourite domain of the big tech … Continue reading Collaborating now

Mega board revisited

Yesterday we had our first performance meeting under the new management arrangements.  Bringing the management and leadership teams together every fortnight hadn’t delivered what we, or at least I had hoped for.   The meetings had lacked focus and purpose and so it was time to try something new.  We need to keep trying until we … Continue reading Mega board revisited

Fresh perspectives

I read that Taiichi Ohno would draw a circle on the floor and make his new disciples stand in it and observe how things really worked.  He would make them stay there until they had a strong understanding of the business. I think it was in the book ‘The Machine that Changed the World’ in … Continue reading Fresh perspectives

Who should run the project

This is a question that has troubled me for some time.  Who is it that should run a project, or rather which team or service should they come from?  Good project management skills are hard to find, certainly within an organisation that has a lot of operational stuff going on.  Change happens all the time … Continue reading Who should run the project

What happens when the free stuff runs out?

I’m writing this on Word Press and it’s free.  I find I use Twitter all the time, I get most of my news from it and for some reason it always makes me laugh and it’s free too.  I also use LinkedIn quite a bit and dabble with Facebook from time to time but I … Continue reading What happens when the free stuff runs out?