Recently when discussing my role with a colleague I quipped - “I am less a manager and more a village elder at this point”. As you’ll know many a true word is spoken in jest and the more I dwelled on it the more I realised there was a certain kind of truth to it. … Continue reading An Elder
One of the things that has helped me get through this bleak 10 months or so has been my long-standing plan to take a bit of a sabbatical later this year and do a little (well a lot) of travelling and some writing. Increasingly though I just don't think it is going to be possible … Continue reading planning a u-kation
Today is the six year anniversary of launching the 'ONS Alpha' into the wild. It is also the ninth birthday of GDS and it feels appropriate that they share a day as one wouldn't have existed without the other. Working on the Alpha (ONS have done many Alphas since - many more complex and better … Continue reading My Alpha Alpha
We all know 2020 has been terrible and weird and unsettling...and don't forget 'unprecedented'. One of the things I know I'm not alone in was the effect those early days of COVID concern had on my ability to read for pleasure - and here we are staring down the barrel of October (and the foretold … Continue reading 2020: The year I forgot how to read
The current campaign to get people back into offices is notable for a few things; That there is consistent correlation between ‘back to office’ and ‘back to work’ which seems to be disingenuous at best. ‘Office’ workers have been working non-stop since all this kicked off. The fact that those notoriously soft on workers and … Continue reading No Pret? No problem.