6th of 100

Today's #100coffees coffee companion is a management coach who came from the world of marketing strategy. We talked about the importance of loose connections and how relationships that exist between people from different organisations are often stronger than those that exist between people within organisations - exploring a metaphor of organisations as families where just … Continue reading 6th of 100

4th and 5th of 100

A couple more virtual (and tea-based) coffee catch-ups today to close off the first week back at work in 2023. The first was with a colleague based in the Manchester office. We talked about how we might as an organisation introduce more Service Design and User Centred Design work into what we do with clients, … Continue reading 4th and 5th of 100

3rd of 100

And so the experiment gets properly underway. A fascinating and broad-ranging conversation with a technology architect this morning where we covered a whole load of things. Another tea and this was the first virtual (Zoom-based) session. I picked up on the Enterprise Architecture on a Page initiative (http://eaonapage.com/) which has used some proper research to … Continue reading 3rd of 100

2nd of 100

Yes, that's not coffee. It's jasmine tea. I said from the outset that other beverages were available. Today's beverage came after a lovely Chinese meal in Paddington. The conversation was another thriller: My companion is currently working transforming an electoral authority, running national government elections. The scaling challenges are mind-blowing- usually the authority have around … Continue reading 2nd of 100