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A Magic Combination for Managing Change 

a guest post by Georgia Turner, Head of Communications and Marketing, BCP Council   I head up a multi-disciplinary comms function for one of the largest – and newest – local authorities – Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council.  With strategic priorities, vision and values agreed, a reimagining of our relationship with communities, new ways […]

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29/11/2019

Transforming for change – a case study

The pressure on communications teams to support business outcomes is rightly  greater than ever. Effective communications teams aren’t about just ‘sending out stuff’, they’re about supporting organisational objectives and delivering against the priorities of an organisation. But does your team have the leadership, skills and implementation approach to succeed?  We’ve recently finished an assignment with […]

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15/7/2019

The Times They Are a-Changin’

Times they are a changin’ Come gather ‘round people, wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone If your time is worth savin’ you’d better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone for the times they are a-changin’ This […]

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20/11/2018

Trust, digital delivery and supplier management

When it comes to delivering digital services, creating a coalition of the willing within an organisation can be the easy part, creating a capable, multi disciplined team to deliver that change can be more of a challenge. As with most human and business interactions, a key component in building the skills of the whole team […]

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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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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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