Learning at Work Week; Stafford Office Moves

Last week was Learning at Work Week, and it was a real pleasure to join a group of colleagues undertaking a 2 hour session on project and change management.  It was led by Helen Leake of the Transformation Support Unit (TSU), and I thought that it was excellent.  I know that many of you attended the other events organised during the week, and I hope that you got as much out of them as I did.  Of course, a true learning organisation does not limit its activities to the one week of the year when there’s a focus on the subject, and I hope that some of you will have got a taster for doing some more study.

I want to thank everyone who has been involved in the Stafford office moves, whether that’s the planning or actually moving.  It has been one of the smoothest, if not the smoothest, move that I have ever experienced.  I only heard of one small wrinkle, and that was solved inside an hour.  Because the moves have been so successful, we’ve closed the Stafford Moves Steering Group a little earlier than anticipated—in essence, there’s nothing left to discuss and plan.

On that note, if you’re a participant in a meeting that achieves little or nothing, please do have the courage to suggest that you cancel or change the meeting’s duration or its frequency.

Lastly, there appears to be a gathering head of steam on digital across the organisation, if that’s not too mixed a metaphor.  I’m delighted that people, at all levels and in all areas, are challenging how we do our business, and suggesting better ways of working.  Please do keep making the suggestions – in my experience, the best ideas come from those who have the fingertip feel for the services that can be improved.



An excellent session during Learning at Work Week

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