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Caja Color Obstacle Run 2020 – Big Tiny Steps Appeal

Our office manager, Charlotte Weber, unexpectedly gave birth at 25 weeks to baby Alice. Alice was rushed to numerous hospitals and arrived at Liverpool Women's when she was 2 weeks old. Liverpool Women’s Hospital cared for Alice over a period...

Organisational Vision – A waste of time?

This week I have been working with a client that has lost its sense of being, purpose and direction, and with Caja have been supporting them to create a new vision for the future as well as helping them...

Nudging Behaviour in Primary Care

Since the mid-1990s, the concept of Nudge has developed as a means of influencing behaviour and decision making by individuals and groups across a number of sectors; in fact we are all subjected to subtle messaging and visual prompts every...

Having a disruptive mind-set and becoming more entrepreneurial in local government is becoming essential

In February, the Secretary of State announced details of the local government finance settlement. Whilst producing some extra funding to help address immediate pressures in adult social care and rural services, many in the sector are increasingly worried about the...

What can the Public Sector learn from Small Businesses?

Have you ever wondered what makes some small businesses really successful and achieve stellar levels of growth? It’s estimated that only 4% of businesses ever hit the £1m mark in the UK and only a...

Artificial Intelligence & Automation – Opportunity or Threat?

Articles about Artificial Intelligence (AI) have fascinated me for years – I remember discussions about the scary world of neural networks nearly 20 years ago when studying an Engineering degree. More than ever it’s an area that is developing at...

Caja awarded place on G-Cloud 11

What is G-Cloud?G-Cloud is a Government Framework targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies in departments of the United Kingdom of services that use cloud computing. The service began in 2012, and by May 2013 had over 700 suppliers registered to which...

Leadership books who needs them – just follow Gareth Southgate

We have spent a lot of time at Caja in the last 12 months talking about leadership, including 'Top 1% Leaders', I think we now have someone who demonstrates the real power of leadership and is certainly a Top...

Improving the odds in delivering successful change programmes

Can organisations improve the odds, of delivering successful change programme outcomes?The answer is obviously ‘yes’!Most organisations embark on big transformation and change programmes, with a business case. This will include defined...

Collective Knowledge, Agility and Flexibility – Challenging Existing Consulting Models

Organisations have in the past believed that if they wanted access to thought leadership, innovation, expertise and knowledge then the natural course of action was to work with one of the larger consulting or service provider firms. However, this also...

Stem-Cell Treatments – The Risks Behind the Hype

Having a discussion at work about stem-cell treatments and came across a very interesting article. Speaking from someone who has had...

‘How I Built This’ with Guy Raz

One of our associates Susan McAlonan recommends this NPR podcast for anyone interested in learning how entrepreneurs built their business and how...

Technology’s impact on insurance

Very interesting insight to how technology will reshape Insurance Operations from McKinseyhttps://www.mckinsey.com/industries/financial-services/our-insights/the-insurance-switch-technology-will-reshape-operations?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck&hlkid=364b661856d948fea7b897ee9aa71f7e&hctky=2559314&hdpid=8c422cf5-e58c-40bb-993a-0823e3d663d2

Factors for a successful retailer in the modern era

Where most days you’ll hear about another retailer having financial problems and having to close stores, there is a notable (less obvious) exception.