Entries by alexia hanson

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: a new way of working

We partnered with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to deliver the change and engagement workstream for its Cirrus programme. Designed to transform the IT workplace experience, the Cirrus programme deployed new laptops, Smartphones, Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Jabber and WebEx to 6,000 employees on a radical internet-only architecture. Our engagement team […]

Tallulah’s Top Tips for the week #29

1. Avoid duplication when setting up a team channel in Microsoft Teams. Check that there’s no other team with a similar name or doing a similar thing. The software doesn’t check for duplication, so you need to manually check. 2. Make change happen by: 1) Looking through a fresh lens 2) Stepping back to gain […]

Tallulah’s Top Tips for the week #28

1. Prosci found that 70% of change projects don’t adequately plan to address resistance. Recognise that resistance is healthy and try to understand what is driving it. Read these helpful tips to overcome resistance. 2. Heard the saying, ‘if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times’? A great saying to live by […]

Project Management + Change Management = 1 not 2!

Understandably, project management and change management get treated as two separate teams during a technology transformation programme. Project management is involved from day one, once a problem that needs solving has been identified. It investigates how the current technology is failing the business, proposes workable replacement options, seeks the most viable solution, and once agreed […]

Tallulah’s Top Tips for the week #27

1. Did you know if you’re using Microsoft Office 365 and are on LinkedIn you can co-author Office 365 documents with your LinkedIn connections? Taking collaboration to a whole new level! 2. Every successful technology transformation programme needs a leader with Sherlock Holmes attributes. Think deductive reasoning qualities, observation abilities, respect, an excellent reputation, and […]

Tallulah’s Top Tips for the week #26

1. Did you know in Microsoft Teams you can take private notes in the new Wiki app? Makes it much easier to keep all your notes in one place and nicely filed! Find out how to use the private notes Wiki app. 2. You now have greater control over who attends your meetings in your […]

What did we learn about Microsoft in December?

We don’t talk the talk…we walk the walk! Our learning inspiration this month is Mother Teresa who said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”. How true is this in relation to technology adoption?! It takes more than one person to make change […]

Tallulah’s Top Tips for the week #25

1. Thanks to machine learning you can now automatically transcribe video and audio files that are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint, with the transcript being displayed on the screen. Find out how. 2. If you’re on a video call in Microsoft Teams you can now blur your background. Click on the fourth icon along called […]

Cheering on the NHS digital nirvana…but are its staff?!

We literally cheered when we heard that the NHS – our nation’s most-loved 70 year old institution – was going to receive a £487million technology investment to improve productivity and patient care. No one is more deserving of having excellent technology to help them do their jobs than our heroic NHS staff.   We envisage a paperless NHS where the front-line community of […]

Tallulah’s Top Tips for the week #24

1. Want to send an animated GIF in a message or channel conversation in Microsoft Teams? Click the GIF icon beneath the compose box then use the search bar to find an image you want. Try searching ‘thumbs up’!. 2. Are you making the most of your command bar in Microsoft Teams to help optimise […]