Holiday Inbox And The Three Stages of Digital Transformation.
Hello! Happy Friday! Four day weeks are pretty awesome huh? Although it strangely feels like I packed five days work in four. Makes me wonder if those lobbying for shorter more productive working hours are on to something.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been doing this week plus some stuff I’ve read and watched.
I’ve been working on…
First day back on Tuesday after a week and a bit being out of the office. Job number 1 was to contend with the dreaded holiday inbox. There’s few things as demotivational as wading through a week of accumilated work.
Given that I’ve recently started experimenting with kanban, I thought I’d try something a bit different for sifting through my inbox and picking out what needed action and what could be ignored/binned.
This proved to work pretty well. In about 40 minutes I’d sorted through a weeks worth of email, deleted the crud and arranged my workload on the board.
I need to get around to writing that follow up Kanban post. I’ve gleaned a few useful lessons since the original post and I’m eager to scribble that down before it evacuates my brain.
Not much to report to be honest! The team has been somewhat depleted this week, so I’ve been mucking in and doing the day to day stuff that comes through the department.
That actually served as a useful prompt to think about how we can streamline some of our daily workflow to make life easier. We also desperately need an internal wiki or something to serve as a documentation repository for all our different systems. Being a relatively small department, nobody really gets the luxury of having a niche so we need a way of documenting how stuff works for cross cover.
I’ve been reading…
- The three stages of digital transformation.. denial, anger and acceptance. By Dan Hon.
- A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. By RSA.
- How do we know that our organisations are really succeeding?
By Paul Taylor.
- The problem is probably trust. By Janessa Lantz.
- What is responsible technology anyway? By Doteveryone.
- Housing Associations should do more to demonstrate transparency. By @Amanda_Pobl.
- The intimidating zero. Where’s the motivation start when you know nobody is paying any attention (yet). By Jason Fried.
- Is fear stopping your comms team from saying anything?
By Helen Reynolds.
- Inductions for teams, not just organisations. By James Arthur Cattell.
- Why we removed the most visited page on our website.
By Hannah Horton.
- Eight steps to good leadership. By Kelly Doonan.
- Don’t empower anybody. By Claire Lew.
- Chatbot potential in local goverment. By @SarahLay.
- Five potential ways to prototype chatbots in the public sector.
- If your organisation was gone tomorrow, would things carry on the same (or better?). By Paul Taylor.
- US data visualisation of homeless data. (I wonder if something like that exists in Wales or the UK as a whole?)
- How to survive and grow in the digital world. By Erik P.M. Vermeulen.
- Can universal basic income counter the ill-effects of the gig economy? Hat tip to Ben Proctor.
I’ve been watching/listening to…
- Stamford Innovation Lab : Just beyond crazy is fabulous.
- If automation is going to gobble up all the routine & predictable jobs, humans need to find a new way to add value. Hat tip to Sharon O’Dea.
- Digital maturity in the charity sector. Big bang or sustainable change. Hat tip to Julie Dodd.