Celebrate Certification Day 2020: Sysdoc Graduate, Aimée Le Déaut-Griffin
As a fresh out of university graduate with a Business Studies and Information Management degree (team Loughborough!), I wasn’t quite sure the direction my career would take me. My time at university gave me an overview of everything from Finance to Marketing, including bits of IT and the more I attended Graduate Assessment Centres I realised just how vast the working world was. Sysdoc was just one of the organisations that I interviewed with but after meeting with CEO Clare Hill to chat about the role I jumped whole heartedly into the start of my career with Sysdoc. I recall feeling instantly part of the family, even during my interview, and found the core values of the company motivating. Equally, as a young woman, I found the idea of not one, but two female senior leaders to be inspiring.
Within my first week, I eagerly (but also a little nervously) joined my first project on a client site, Jaguar Land Rover (just one of Sysdoc’s exciting clients). Within my first year I had completed a rotation in the Training function followed by the Business Change Management function where I found a love for engaging with stakeholders, building networks of people to support change, mapping processes and so on. Equally, I was able to work closely with other areas such as Communications, Project Management Office and Systems Architecture to name a few. This gave me a great rounded exposure to all elements of a project and I not only got to work with fellow Sysdoc Consultants but also experienced contractors and client partners who were all so willing to share their knowledge and experience.
Alongside working with clients, Sysdoc supported me through various training programmes ranging from project methodologies and tools/techniques to soft skills such as communication and creative thinking. I found the Sysdoc Graduate Programme a brilliant opportunity to challenge what I had learnt at university, take on responsibility in the real world but also to discover what I enjoyed. Not only this, as a global company they offer opportunities to travel to their international offices, experiencing not only a vast range of projects and clients but also cultures.
My time at Sysdoc has gone on to shape the rest of my career. Having continued in the Change & Project Management world, I’m now fortunate to be leading Change, CI and Digital Innovation for a UK Police Force and continue to use the skills and values that Sysdoc taught me a decade ago.
Latest blog postsSee all blog posts
Continuous improvement: back to the top of the agenda?
‘Continuous improvement, originating from the Kaizen methodology, is the practice of improving processes, streamlining work to reduce waste or improve customer service. It is now being used by thousands of organisations across the world to improve business performance.’ (1) Has there ever been a better time for organisations to develop or reinvigorate their culture of continuous improvement?
How do you embed Human-Centred Design in your organisation?
This article is the last in a three-part series. In Part one, we went over what Creativity is, divergent and convergent thinking, and how to think creatively. In Part two, we delved deeper into how to use Creativity to solve problems and how fun collaboration can help spark innovative ideas. In Part three, we will focus on how Design Thinking can help to tap into Creativity and the importance of Human Centred Design.
Why aren't there more data-driven companies?
‘In God we trust. All others must bring data.’ (W. Edwards Deming) In their book, ‘Competing in the age of AI,’ Harvard Business School professors, Marco Lansiui and Karim Lakhami explain how market leading companies will increasingly use analytics and business intelligence tools to integrate internal and external data - to drive business insights, predictions, and operational actions.