The countdown to our next Milk Bar is on! In less than 2 weeks, on Friday 11 November, we’ll be exploring the Future of Work with engaging talks and sessions led by some of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs.
One of which is Marjie Gracie, Founder of i, not robot, who will be talking about the 'human' dimension of change readiness and transformation. Having worked for organisations such as British Airways and Dell, Marjie's career has spanned over 20 years in dynamic, fast-paced environments. Starting at grass roots in customer services, her career trajectory has included a number of roles from Team Leader to Coach. In August of 2012, Marjie founded 'i, not robot'. Her intentionally named consultancy discovers and develops talented teams through a creative, thought-provoking and energetic approach to coaching and team dynamics.
Hello! Today is National Mentoring Day so we thought we’d mark the occasion by sharing some of our experiences with mentoring and hopefully encourage some of you lovely folk to get involved, whether Mentee or Mentor (or ideally both!), there’s awesome benefits all round.
We’ve had quite a mentoring themed week here at TiM. On Tuesday Angela was interviewed about being a mentor at Entrepreneurial Spark and yesterday Angela and I met up with Carol-Anne Morris to arrange a business mentor through the Scottish Chambers and Scottish Enterprise Business Mentoring Service. We’ll hopefully be matched with suitable business mentor from the thousand strong database in the next week or so!
We all know people who are daunted by standing up and speaking in front of others. Upfront is a response to this, allowing people to share the stage with speakers and experience what it feels like without the pressure of having to perform. During our next Milk Bar event on Friday 11 November, we’ll be supporting upfront when one of our speaker’s, Alasdair McGill, will share his stage.
We've got a great line-up of speakers and facilitators for our upcoming Milk Bar event on Friday 11 November. The topic this time is Transforming the World of Work and we've been chatting to our speakers to find out more about them and their thoughts on the workplaces of the future.
Has Agile won or is it dead already?
Something I’ve been pondering for a while is what’s the next big thing in project delivery? Agile has been around for a while now, and businesses are still struggling with its adoption. I asked the IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) LinkedIn group what they thought, and I got about 40 differing opinions. I did some research and again I got a typical mix of views.
‘Agile is dead already.’
‘Agile was never meant to be used for what it is now.’
‘Agile is the only way.’
‘Businesses need to be agile, but that doesn’t mean they need to adopt a specific ‘agile methodology.’