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Ideas Generator: Empowering charities through technology 

“Each of us must find true meaning in our work. The best work happens when you know that it’s not just work, but something that will improve other people’s lives.” Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft At Microsoft, we don’t just ask ourselves ‘are we making a positive impact on society?’ Each of us as individuals...Read more

5 change management tips to motivate any team 

I’ve seen the instrumental changes that technology has had in the workplace over my 20-year career in IT. Digital transformation has caused businesses to rethink how they work. And if you want to stay ahead of your competitors and seize the opportunities of today’s digital age, you need to empower your workforce to do more...Read more

Using colour and space to inspire creativity and drive productivity 

Colour isn’t what immediately comes to mind when you think of ways to encourage creativity and productivity in the workplace. But why shouldn’t it be? Colour has long been associated with emotions. Colour psychology, for example, is leveraged in marketing to sell products and make brands stand out. When G.F Smith and long term design...Read more

Four skills you need to succeed in 2019 

How many skills are there in the professional world? About 50,000, according to LinkedIn.[1] And as technology grows, so will that number. Maintaining and developing skill sets are important for individuals and businesses alike. Skilled employees are 8.4 percent more productive and 70 percent of employees indicated that job-related training and development opportunities influenced their...Read more

Better tech, better business: lessons from Future Decoded 2018 

The world of business is changing fast. UK companies are having to really re-think how they work. Especially if they’re keen to innovate quickly and keep up with trends. At Microsoft, we understand that outdated tools, processes, and workplaces stifle people’s ability to work creatively. I want to share some of my key takeaways from...Read more