Avril McDonald - Leading positive change
Giving back to the communities in which a business works should be an important part of any company ethos. It is key to ours.
Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing with you some stories which are close to our heart. Stories of people who are leading positive change in the world.
The solutions that we deliver are centred on our values. The people and organisations that we will focus on are no different. They are socially conscious, entrepreneurial and using what they care about as a force for good.
This blog is the first in a series on how we are 'leading positive change', where we will hear from the people and charities we have supported to share their story of our journey with them.
First we hear from Avril McDonald. Avril is helping young children understand and manage what can often be complex emotions - worry, anxiety, grief.
How? Through a series of children’s books which have been translated for young audiences across the globe.
We will explain how, with the help of Sysdoc, Avril is enabling an understanding of these emotions in a socially conscious way. Avril has embedded strategies to cope with these emotions into characters, to resonate with her little readers.
To find out more, hear from Avril in the video below.
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Manufacturers can save time, effort and money through cloud adoption projects. Around one third of UK manufacturers purchased cloud computing services in 2020. Most would have done so to make the most of well-known benefits such as improved productivity, accessibility, reporting and data security, as well as lower operating and IT costs. However, if you’re looking at cloud adoption for your manufacturing firm, it’s really important that your people are a key part of the process. Rather than implementing the changes then informing your employees, they should be involved from the start. Read this article to find out why your employees should play a role during every step of your cloud journey, how to support them, and how to avoid potential pitfalls within your team. After all, you don’t want to get this wrong and pay a hefty price for delays or even lose key people.
Lessons from Consortium working
An introduction to my experience At the beginning of this year, I started a new project working with a new client and taking on a new role for a large transformation programme. I have worked alongside other consultancies on previous programmes in the past, but this was a first for me, working within a partnership from the offset.
Why Process Excellence is key for a successful ERP Implementation
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