2020- The True Year of Transformation
Well this year our forecast and planning when we sat down in January 2020 didn’t go as expected at APS; like many organisations across the UK and globally. Who could plan for a global pandemic? Maybe Mystic Meg (sorry for those of you who don’t know the very insightful Mystic Meg……) .
So what did we do and how did we look to transform our offering to our clients at APS?
We sat down as a management team on many Zoom / Team calls and agreed our focus areas, linked those to our values and then created clear tasks to drive our transformation. Utilising some of the amazing software we have access to like Miro and Slack.
We started daily StandUps held at 9am with the team to go through tasks done, todays tasks and any blockers (I’ve also learnt Ed’s cat gets very angry when it wants to be fed) ?
As part of our focus areas, we have Products in place that match our high quality consultants, these are
- Data Lab a Service
- Training and Development
- Digital Experience
APS spent time looking at the best partners and software that we feel our clients may need or utilise. As a result of this, APS became an accredited Google Cloud Partner (I must say the online training was very enjoyable). We made the most of our network and appointed some amazingly talented Associate Directors to our board. Welcome Clive, Alyson and Barry!
Graham Smith joined as a Non Exec Board Member – Graham is a huge addition to our Senior Management Team.
While 2020 has been known as the Covid19 year, for me it’s been the year of transformation