For Emma, working from home was something she tried to avoid. So, when that became the new normal, she dreaded it. She tells us how remote working has worked out quite well for her.
How we work
Discovery is all about finding out what you don't know. So what happens when you're a subject matter expert? User researcher, Julie, finds out how collaboration can help you find the right questions, before you start looking for answers.
DIY desks, 'helpful' pets and living room yoga. Find out how the Service Transformation team are coping with working from home during lockdown.
How do you join a team that's not there? Rich explains how lockdown rocked his first month in the Service Transformation team.
As a team, we're used to adapting to change, but what happens when everything changes? Caroline McCabe finds out.
Councillor Madden dropped by to see what stand up was all about. He stayed to chat to us about how impressed he was with the team's energy, how he did stand up before it was a thing and his belief in empathy in the workplace.
We asked our team to give their top tips about living, working, commuting and playing in Essex.
Agile is a team sport, but that doesn't mean that you can't take some time on your own. John tells us how the Service Design team supports different ways of working.
We agree we're a pretty good team, but why? We talk to Martin, Maria, Magda and Greg about Dungeons and Dragons, gender-balance and building a team culture.
Content designer, John, gives us his top tips to stop your to do list looking like a window into the abyss, with help from some Nobel laureates and Ron Swanson.