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Lockdown fatigue

It has been a long time since we started working remotely back in March and we have come a long way. We have all managed to master the art of Teams and Zoom and collaborated with colleagues and clients remotely. We have even managed...
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Innovate, Innovate, Innovate

The UK Government has got the message out there in recent weeks that we need to Build, Build, Build. In the construction sector, a large UK employer with approximately 3.5 million employed directly/indirectly, we are seeing large and specific government support and infrastructure investments...
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Survival guide for extroverts in lockdown

I have spent a lot of my weekends wishing for my usual trips to different cities, visiting friends and socialising. I am a textbook extrovert meaning I am energised by spending time with other people – this has made lockdown a challenge for me!...
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Lessons Learned from Lockdown

The world has been turned upside down in the first half of 2020, and in the UK, the last few months have been strange with Coronavirus, COVID-19 and furlough becoming entrenched in our vocabulary. The ever-changing landscape, guidelines, and serial overuse of the phrase...
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Furlough envy: the two camps.

This is a situation where the grass definitely seems greener. Those who have been on furlough leave can’t wait to get back to work. Those who have continued to work throughout this period and have seen their colleagues, friends and partners on furlough, are...
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And they call it puppy love….what we can learn from our four-legged friends

Lockdown seemed like the perfect opportunity to finally make our long-term dream of getting a puppy come true. However, after listening to a Radio 4 show on the perils of getting a dog during lockdown, I thought – what have I learnt from my...
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How to prepare your organisation for the 2nd wave of the pandemic

As the World Health Organisation warn of a likely 2nd wave to the pandemic (1) which will sweep across the globe later in 2020 what can your organisation do now to be prepared and ready ahead of the curve to not just surf this...
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Implementing a new Organisational Structure – how to make it a success

Many organisations have used the last 3 months to review their set up and structure to make sure they are set up for what is perhaps a different future, with new regulation, ways of working and customer expectations. Defining the organisational design is the...
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Organisational Design – top tips to get it right

Most organisations have felt the impact of COVID-19 with revenues down, staff on reduced hours or furlough and pressure on fulfilling customer orders. As we slowly creep out of the COVID-19 situation and business is starting to pick, organisations are looking to make changes...
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3 Hot Hacks to Keep Your Pandemic Project Team Engaged!

With the ‘new normal’ being well and truly here and the ‘working whilst at home’ honeymoon period is also well and truly over! How can you as a project/programme leader or sponsor keep your teams engaged and working effectively to deliver the benefits you...
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