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To everyone with a hammer

A hammer, like any tool is not the most appropriate for every job, but if that’s all you have, you are likely to try and fix everything with it without considering other options. And so it is with the world of change and the delivery of projects.

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Turning on the tap of innovation

Similar to the retail banking sector in 2016, the water industry is being awoken to the importance of the customer. To meet the demands of PR19, water companies need customers to play a more active role in water management and to be more aware of how their behaviour affects the world around them.

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Book of Futures – mHealth

“Making decisions informed by mHealth helps us and our families lead better lives. The information is at your fingertips: will you use it?”

The use of mobile tracking devices for general medical surveillance is on the rise, as is the level of investment in accurate measuring devices. From business to public health services, mHealth is becoming increasingly integral to the future of our lifestyles. Are you ready?

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Daryl Wilkinson joins United Outcomes as Global Digital Lead

“United Outcomes is about getting strategy right, and brilliantly delivering it. Together.”

United Outcomes, a new strategy and transformation consulting group evolved out of Practicus Consulting, is delighted to announce the appointment of Daryl Wilkinson as Global Digital Lead.

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Delivering change

This week, United Outcomes has launched an anonymous survey to learn more about what contributes to successful delivery of change.

We've launched a survey to learn more about what contributes to the successful delivery of change within business. The APM has published studies on delivering change in the public sector, and we wanted to extend that to private sector organisations. Read more to find out how you can be a part of our study.

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Investing in water

United Outcomes announces £1.1m investment to help the UK Water industry to innovate.

United Outcomes, the specialist consultancy led globally by serial entrepreneur Jason Luckhurst has appointed Daryl Wilkinson, former Group Head of Innovation for Nationwide Building Society, to lead its UK business ahead of a £1.1m investment to help the UK water industry innovate.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we are hosting a Stress Awareness Space. Our staff have anonymously shared how they deal with stress.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. To mark this occasion, we wanted to do something a little different and host a digital Stress Awareness Space, where people can anonymously share how they deal with stress and may help to support colleagues who wouldn't otherwise ask for it.

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Retail Apocalypse, now?

“Brick and mortar stores still have a very real, and profitable place within the overall proposition offered by retailers.”

Gone are the days of busy working families piling in to towns on Saturday mornings to rush around the shops picking up the necessities to get them through the following week. But can brick and mortar stores still be relevant in the digital future?

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What is digital?

“Digital transformation is a complex, carefully thought-through, realisation of a leader’s vision to completely re-architect a business.”

The proliferation of smart personal devices has put the word ‘digital’ into everyday use and galvanised businesses to change. But what is digital? It's so much more than simply expressing signals in a series of 0s and 1s - digital is about smart devices, data, cloud computing, social media and so much more.

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GDPR - marketing strategy wrapped in compliance?

“GDPR really is a chance to transform a business and do so for all the right reasons.”

GDPR: something and nothing, or a massive opportunity for businesses? Despite the hype and the fear, businesses can not only capitalise on the new regulations, but use GDPR as a springboard to improve their entire business.

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Collaboration Vs Teamwork: what is your strength?

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” - H.E. Luccock.

Group exercises and team working may be the thing of nightmares for some, but companies with collaborative working cultures are five times more likely to be high performing. What are the differences between teamwork and collaboration? And how can you avoid the common pitfalls which can derail the spirit of collaboration?

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Disruption or innovation?

“Disruption’s about entrepreneurship. It’s about developing technology and innovation.”

"Disruption" has become such a pervading axiom for everything from tonic water and marketing to banking and cars. But when did ‘disruption’ become so popular? What's behind the rise and rise of the popular term...and why has the phrase become synonymous with innovation?

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