Collaboration

Politicians Can't Agree On Brexit - Give The People A Say

Rob Adam | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Politics
Rob Adam

The rallying cry of 'take back control,' which inspired so many voters, will not be realised within the constraints of our Parliamentary democracy. More ambition is required. In the 18th century, Britain's Parliament redefined modern democracy; in the 21st, it can do so again.

Why Brexit Shouldn't Spell The End For International Collaboration

Jackie Brock | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jackie Brock

Recently I was listening to a group of Remain voters discuss whether they would base their vote in the General Election on the promise of a second EU referendum. Most said 'no'. Their line was simply: the vote has been decided; we need to proceed and exit.

Schools And Mental Health; Ways Forward

Professor Miranda Wolpert | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Professor Miranda Wolpert

This New Year, Theresa May PM said: 'For too long mental illness has been something of a hidden injustice in our country' and announced that the government will support pilots of new approaches in response. Schools are a key part of that response.

For The Sake Of Places And Communities Local Government And VCS Must Be Together

John Tizard | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
John Tizard

The next few years are going to require some bold and creative solutions to some very challenging problems. These solutions are going increasingly to invented and implemented on a place basis and will be best achieved when local government and the VCS are together promoting and striving for their communities.

SIBLING Plunders Lady Di And Babs Windsor For London Fashion Week Show

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Community is a concept generating a huge amount of buzz in digital terms in the fashion industry, where brands engage customers online and build brand loyalty with the aim of learning more about them and increasing commercial success.

2017 Must Be The Year Of Action On Modern Slavery

Meenal Sachdev | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Meenal Sachdev

In the near future we would hope that our business and local community models can both be shared and used by others in the UK and beyond as a tool to respond to this complex issue.

Why Our Creative Plans Can't Be Personal

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

You'll see, if you look at those questions again, that they are shared by the audience member. In fact, every time you make something even just partly for someone else, you let them ask the same questions you're asking of your actions; you make them shareholders in the action.

The Future Of Technology May Be Collaboration, Not Disruption

Babek Ismayil | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Tech
Babek Ismayil

Why? The simple fact is that consumers are more likely to trust established names with what will likely be the largest transaction of their lives. This might change for some segments of the market, but it is difficult to see it changing the whole market.

Office Space: The Final Frontier

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

I write this blog from the corner of my shared office, mindful of a conversation overheard this week among one of the support teams. They recently took on a few extra staff and as such need to change where they sit in the open plan part of our office. Excerpts of the discussion are as follows...

Why Collaboration Is Key To Help The Next Generation Close The IT Skills Gap

Chris Meah | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Meah

Helping children collaborate on their learning will take the pressure off teachers and hopefully encourage more to take up the curriculum. With children learning together, the teacher is free to take on a supervisory, supporting and troubleshooting role.

The Power Of Collaboration For Good: The 'Missing Type' Effect

Debbie Klein | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Debbie Klein

Factors such as increasing urbanisation, wider and more exotic travel, and a lack of awareness about the need for more diverse blood donors have meant that the shortage in blood supply is a global issue--one that we need collaboration to solve.

Reshaping Behaviour and Reframing Success

Colin Hunter | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK
Colin Hunter

Busy. Very busy. That's how most business leaders would describe themselves. Perhaps there's just enough spare time to down a coffee, scan a Metro and start another 12-hour day. So busy, in fact, they don't have time to explore the connection between well-being, self-belief and success. But this is something Denis Gorce-Bourge is hoping to change.

Loose Talk Could Cost Livelihoods

Mike Foreman | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

Office culture is changing rapidly. Many companies now allow employees to use group messaging apps like iMessage or WhatsApp to talk to one another. It's a new and largely unregulated medium. The odds are that it's just a matter of time before careless employee chat habits leave companies open to cyber attack, costing them their jobs and possibly their bosses' jobs too.

London Technology Week Showcases the Best of British Fashion Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

'Fashion tech' and wearables are often described as solutions looking for a problem. The fashion industry is, paradoxically, resistant to change, while science and technology exist to pose and answer questions and catalyse change.

Reducing Duplication of Efforts in the Refugee Crisis

Natasha Freidus | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Tech
Natasha Freidus

One family needed a fridge, another needed size four diapers, another little boy had no sandals, and everyone could use regular food deliveries. The needs changed week to week, day to day. People wanted to help, they just didn't know how.

We Created a Tool So Students Can Share Their Work Online to Help Inspire Tomorrow's Researchers

John Hammersley | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Tech
John Hammersley

I'm delighted that a tool we built to help with our own research is now being used by others around the world, and our team is especially proud to have helped support the Nano Ninjas in their robot escapades.

CitizenM: The Hotels Inspired by 'Global Citizen' Fashion Designers

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

CitizenM was founded by the ex-owner/CEO of fashion company MEXX, Rattan Chadha. Mr Chadha was struck by the uninspiring nature of hotel accommodatio...

Should the Sharing Economy Ever Be for Profit?

Eleanor Moss | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK
Eleanor Moss

There is lot of contention surrounding the term 'sharing economy', with Uber and Airbnb at the centre. Many argue that the term has been strapped onto...

Residents and Public Services Can Work Together to Achieve Lasting Change in Communities

Debbie Ladds | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK
Debbie Ladds

Local Trust supports communities across England to enable residents to take a lead in creating lasting change in their area. We've seen that it can be...

Once Upon a Time in the West...

Clare Reddington | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

Of course four years necessarily defies imagination when you set out and we have all got braver over time. I suspect it will take us a few months yet to reflect, understand and celebrate what has been achieved.

The Journey to Sustainable Tea Could Benefit Us All

Sally Uren | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Sally Uren

For many of us tea is part of our everyday lives. From providing the centre piece for social functions, to being an integral part of a Buddhist's meditation ritual, tea as a drink is woven into the fabric of millions of lives around the world. After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. Global consumption of tea jumped 60% between 1993 and 2010 and we now drink more than 3 billion cups a day.

Europe's Migrant Crisis: The Region's Past, Present, and Future

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Consider the word "crisis" in the modern world. Which would be the first geographical region that comes to your mind when you think about "crisis"? Maybe not Europe? At least, perhaps not until recent months, when the region became plagued with two major crises -- the financial one caused by our Greek friends, and the currently trending news item, the migrant crisis.

Is Complexity Causing Us to Work Differently?

Araceli Camargo | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

We are seeing the rise of a new technology era, which is changing our infrastructure and the way we usually engage with the world. This is creating a gap we have yet to understand, which will bring difficult challenges.

Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration

Immy Guest | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Immy Guest

Collaboration is one of the biggest 'buzz-words' for our generation. Nothing currently seems to happen in isolation; rather, events/concepts/projects are borne out of ideas from two heads rather than one.

Labour Pains: Giving Birth to a New Politics

Indra Adnan | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Hours to go and I can feel the adrenaline kicking in. Whatever happens on polling day, the General Election 2015 has been chaotic. The growing complexity of British politics, signalled by the appearance of seven leaders in the leadership debate compared to four last time, has not led to a better quality of discussion or engagement with the voters, but higher degrees of posturing and spinning against the storm.