The Society of Digital Agencies is an extremely diverse community of digital agency leaders from across the globe. At the most recent General Member Meeting in Lisbon, I discovered new learnings regarding listening and empathy, and how both are critical to being a good leader.
It is crazy that three years have already passed since I was writing a similar blog post to this, celebrating Red Badger turning 5. In that previous post I started by mentioning how time goes so quickly and that still rings true. I cannot believe it has been 8 years since Stu, Dave and I started this company.
Old-fashioned command-and-control ways of operating simply do not cut it anymore. These days, it’s all about creating an agile culture and adaptive management to get the most out of your team.
We love feedback and so asked our team what they thought about working here. The results were so strong we've ranked in 95 position in The Sunday Times Best Companies to work for 2018 list which will be published on 25.2.18. Thanks everyone, it means a lot to us.
In the US, Tuesday 21st November marks Entrepreneur’s Day and as we mark the end of our financial year, I thought I’d share some insights into our business growth story here at Red Badger.
Most management consultants hone their skills in deductive, convergent thinking. Considering pros and cons and making informed decisions. Design consultants bring another skill to the table. Divergent thinking aims to create better options in the first place, before narrowing down and making decisions in the convergent phase. It requires an empathetic, generative, and optimistic approach.
When a problem is initially stated, everyone assumes they understand it in the same way. That might be false because we tend to unconsciously fill the gaps with our own projections, and colour in the words with our own point of view. My aim for this article is to show how we can be more effective and intentional with our questions.
A humble form of inquiry is perhaps not the fastest, but the most honest and durable way to building great relationships.Questions built on a relationship of mutual trust can achieve amazing outcomes for you and your clients. Watch it work.
Scaling a company can be a bumpy ride but there are some key things you must do to ensure you can scale without reducing the quality or value provided to your clients or customers. Alignment is a critical part of your transformation as you scale.
In today's world where technology progresses at an incredible rate, established firms must innovate to remain competitive
A common misconception is that financial rewards, such as performance-based bonuses, always help improve employee motivation. In fact, the opposite is often true. So what are the best techniques for increasing employee motivation and productivity?
Over one hundred agencies and 100 schools from around the UK took park in BIMA Digital Day, a special day that helps to educate students giving them an insight into the tech world to impart their knowledge. A few Badgers attended Queensmead School in South Ruislip to participate on 17 November.
Why is there such little engagement from the procurement department during the process? The traditional set-up is run almost as if it is an external event; the outcome of which has no impact on the purchaser at all.
With Gartner results showing that in 2014 mobile and tablet sales equated to approximately 2.4 billion unit sales compared to 318 million PCs and with an ever increasing proliferation of mobile devices, for many enterprise level organisations developing an effective mobile strategy continues to be one of their biggest challenges.
I suggested to Dave and Stu that the three of us take a Founders Week, to do some more strategic thinking away from the day-to-day of running the business. After I suggested the idea, it became apparent that Dave had also already been considering taking a week, but to himself, not the three of us together. When suggesting we do it together, both Stu and Dave were sold immediately.
Red Badger are always looking at new ways of working with regard to our tech stack as well as our process engineering methods. Our focus is on helping our clients to realise benefit as quickly as possible.
Over the last year we have done a wealth of very different projects for a host of very different companies. In every project we have done, one thing has come across loud and clear, the customer. Almost everything we have worked on – internal and external, across every sector from finance to retail, media to technology – has been driven by the need to meet customer expectations.
Red Badger recently switched away from Exchange Server to Google Apps and, after 5ish months, I can honestly say I think it’s one of the best decisions we’ve taken and we are collectively more productive because of it.