Unfolding Plans 51 – not the best time for a photo shoot

Perhaps this morning wasn’t the best of times for a photo shoot.  By nine thirty when we had all gathered to have our pictures taken the moon had made its way across the sun.  Our two greatest celestial bodies had combined to turn day back into night.  I know that the eclipse, however partial, had … Continue reading Unfolding Plans 51 – not the best time for a photo shoot

Unfolding plans 50 – Stories are the best way to get information to stick

A funny thing happened to me on the way into the office.  I was listening to the radio and an advert came on for a well-known broadcasting, media and content company.  The gist was that they said that they were offering an excellent service to their customers as ninety per cent of their service calls … Continue reading Unfolding plans 50 – Stories are the best way to get information to stick

Unfolding plans 47 – no one really comes into work to do a bad job

There are a couple of beliefs that I have which I hope to be true. The first is that no one really comes into work to do a bad job.  The second is that if the place where you work no longer wants you around then why would you want to work there? I’ve worked … Continue reading Unfolding plans 47 – no one really comes into work to do a bad job

Unfolding plans 41- trying to address a big issue within the ICT industry

Have you ever felt out of your depth?  I have, many times.  Indeed I quite pride myself in that my comfort zone is to be outside of my comfort zone.  This morning I felt out of my depth though and not always in a comfortable way.  I was chairing a group meeting what I hoped … Continue reading Unfolding plans 41- trying to address a big issue within the ICT industry

Unfolding plans 40 – digital is a personal journey

Reading may have been a long way to go for a conference, especially when I was up and down in a day.  Still, it gave me a chance to travel on the new Virgin East Coast and then to catch a train from Paddington.  I also got to visit the Madejski Stadium although I didn’t … Continue reading Unfolding plans 40 – digital is a personal journey

Unfolding plans 39 – self-organising work environments

I’ve talked about Sugata Mitra’s School in the Cloud idea before.  It’s more than an idea as it exists and has proven to deliver benefits.  Following a visit to Newcastle University’s Culture Lab I met up with Dr James Stanfield to talk about how we could learn from this approach.  I am interested in using … Continue reading Unfolding plans 39 – self-organising work environments

Unfolding plans 34 – our runaway thoughts

Our thoughts are like trains on a track.  They trundle along in whichever direction you send them.  Backwards and forwards they go, trapped in their linear travels.  They are very hard to stop are our runaway thoughts.  Sometimes we come across a branch line, a quiet siding where we can let our thoughts and dreams … Continue reading Unfolding plans 34 – our runaway thoughts