In a crisis, having a methodology that asks the right questions, gives shared understanding and develops practical solutions is invaluable. Nic Ward tells us how service design adapted to help the coronavirus response in Essex.
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Trying to rebuild the office at home with the kids feels like juggling bricks. As we approach Learning Campaign week, Maria tells us how we can change our mindset to embrace the new normal.
Many people have been redeployed during the lockdown. We talk to the leaders of two teams who found their redeployment a natural fit.
Our offices are now beginning to reopen to some teams. We spoke to Laura Fisk about why she's looking forward to getting back to the office.
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.
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.