What we're reading

Astronauts tips for living in space – or anywhere

Many of us are experiencing a new way of working (and living) - being based at home with no colleagues and more possibilities of distraction.In times of uncertainty and unconventional ways of...

Nudge, don’t nag

I'm known as the persistent nag in the office, so I've found this article from McKinsey interesting and will try to be more of a nudger.https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/the-organization-blog/nudge-dont-nag

A look into AI driven project scheduling

In my role as Resource Liaison, I've been looking into resource scheduling the past couple of weeks. Thought this was an interesting read on what role AI can play in resourcing.https://www.enterprisetimes.co.uk/2020/02/06/forecast-announces-ai-driven-project-scheduling/

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 a condition with my back since the age of 18, I can honestly say I...

‘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 they overcame problems:Check it out here: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

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.This article from Teesside University lecturer looks at the reasons why Games Workshop,...

Can Adults learn a 2nd language

Very Interesting article that discusses the idea that all adults are capable of learning a second language as an adult.Given how businesses now operate across all borders, the requirement for language skills within workforces will only...

Leadership for Competitive Advantage

I am currently reading “Leadership for Competitive Advantage” by Nick Georgiades & Richard Macdonnell. This great read is based on a model of organisational effectiveness (itself loosely based on the Buke-Litwen model of Organisational Change) suggesting the centrality...

The Machine that Changed the World

(2007), James P. Womak, Daniel T. Jones and Daniel Roos – a perennial go to book that I’ve revisited over the years and in many ways was the starting point for UK Public Sector applying the principles...

Astronauts tips for living in space – or anywhere

Many of us are experiencing a new way of working (and living) - being based at home with no colleagues and more...

Keep Calm & Adapt

Planning, Planning, Planning was the mantra drummed into me throughout my military career which, to be fair, has been a great discipline...

Nudge, don’t nag

I'm known as the persistent nag in the office, so I've found this article from McKinsey interesting and will try to be...

A look into AI driven project scheduling

In my role as Resource Liaison, I've been looking into resource scheduling the past couple of weeks. Thought this was an interesting...