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Digital in Wales, what would you do?

At the end of this week’s Digital Panel meeting we had a bit of discussion about the best way to be open and transparent in our thinking and progress and how to ensure that we understood the challenges across sectors. From the very outset our underlying principle has been to share as much as possible and Lee Waters has […]

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18/9/2018

CommsUnplugged and me

Last weekend I found myself in a field in Dorset as a non communications professional amongst the delegates of CommsUnplugged 2018. In fact this was my second time ‘in the field’ and despite my dislike of camping and lack of comms background I found myself more than happy to be back amongst it. A change delivery professional […]

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1/7/2018

Enjoying the splash – 5 lessons from making the jump

Sometimes dates just creep up on you. All of a sudden it’s 1st July 2018. The sun has been shining for what seems like months and for me it’s a milestone – a year since I left the civil service and joined Perago-Wales. Other than knowing I am hugely fortunate to be able to spend […]

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7/6/2018

Could you escape….The Breach?

Breakout games have become more and more popular with over 70 in the UK alone. What if we could bring an escape room into Welsh Water as part of our campaign to raise awareness of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? We knew that to really embed GDPR and create a culture of data privacy by […]

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4/4/2018

Challenging the Happy Workplace

This week I started reading ‘Build it – The Rebel Playbook for World-Class Employee Engagement’. I have long been a believer in the need to understand individuals and teams to get the best out of people and build a culture where change and innovation can flourish. Nothing I have learnt over the years, none of the failures […]

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7/1/2018

General Data Protection Regulation – compliance threat or transformation opportunity?

As we go into the first full working week of 2018 we have entered the year that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. On 25 May 2018 all organisations, of whatever size or industry, will need to comply with the new regulation. A quick online search will give you access to plenty […]

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21/11/2017

Community Housing Cymru Annual Conference

Last week we attended Community Housing Cymru’s (CHC) Annual Conference in Cardiff. As CHC commercial members we were keen to learn more about the challenges and opportunities for the sector, particularly in the digital transformation space. Looking at the regional context in which housing associations and other housing sector organisations work, Wales is small enough […]

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30/10/2017

The Transformation ‘Gotchas’

When I was asked to guest blog some thoughts on change management I initially thought I’d wax lyrical about PROSCI and ADKAR (Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement) and how we need to elevate Change Management as a profession not something any gifted amateur can have a go at and how we need more qualified organisational psychologists…but no-one wants […]

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20/10/2017

Learning the lyrics – people not technology, behaviours not activities

When we heard about CommsUnplugged the decision to get involved was an easy one. At Perago-Wales we focus on supporting organisations to deliver services that meet user needs and, in doing so, transform ways of working within organisations. Our experience spans agile delivery, programme management, technology transformation, change management, communications and more. The definition of ‘digital transformation’ is […]

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