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.
120 international speakers, 3000 participants and more than 900 companies – that’s the Fifteen Seconds Festival. For two days, the city of Graz in Austria was celebrating the digital thought leaders of tomorrow. All this with a special dedication to the topic of innovation.
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.
How can we attract talented graduate designers? Can we be a serious contender in the design industry?
When trying to convince, persuade or influence others, rejection is commonplace. How can you bounce back from rejection and use the same techniques to influence the morale of your staff?
Since Red Badger started we've used a hosted MS Exchange Server from Rackspace and of course Outlook. The service has always been excellent; the uptime, the support and the speed. Never once have we really had cause for complaint, so why move?