The Joy Of Systems

Tasks that are carried out repeatedly can be made much easier if they’re systematised. We do a lot of our operational and behind-the-scenes work remotely: no office, no water cooler conversations – so for us, systems ensure that work is done to the right standard, in the right order, at the right time. On a… Read more

Smart Questions For Your Stakeholders 2

The best way to work effectively with your project’s different stakeholders is to first of all find out their expectations, what works (and doesn’t) for them. You may think you already know this, because a) you’ve worked with this person before on a different project, or b) you’ve worked with their colleague who does a… Read more

Who (And What) Are ‘Stakeholders’?

Even the word can provoke anxiety attacks in some quarters; in others it may be met with a slightly baffled, “Don’t have ‘em round here”. Or maybe the term seems somewhat quaint, officialese, and ‘big organisation’ to you. Fact is that whatever sector you’re working in, size and shape of organisation, and yes, even if… Read more