Articles in Category: Crisis Management

If data is the “new oil” of industry, what does that make your people?

What can we learn from the use of data during the COVID-19 crisis.

If data is the “new oil” of industry, what does that make your people?

We often visit CEO’s, Heads of Transformation, culture “experts” and performance leads, to talk about transformation and performance improvement. We often hear data is the new golden bullet that will help them be smarter, do a better job, drive more revenue or provide a better service.

Organisations will spend in some cases many millions of pounds, euros or dollars setting up data warehouses, data cleansing, data analysis and data mining systems. Data seems to have become the wonder drug that people believe will transform their businesses overnight.

7 Steps to lead well and avoid Excel hell

Being well-led in times of crisis needs different ways of working

7 Steps to lead well and avoid Excel hell

I’ll tell you what’s scary. Over the last 4 weeks, I’ve seen massive government departments, big corporate businesses, care homes and other critical front-line organisations spin up spreadsheet after spreadsheet to help them manage what is now the fastest-changing operational environment they’ve ever seen.

Is there such a thing as a successful week, in crisis?

End of a long week sum-up from Robert

Is there such a thing as a successful week, in crisis?

Is there such a thing as a successful week, in crisis?

I can honestly say, at the end of a VERY long week, I LOVE the InPhase team. I thought I did before, but I hadn't seen anything. The power of people coming together in the face of adversity is incredible. I'll be honest, we discussed at SMT furloughing staff, taking the 80%...for all of 1 minute. And then we said, "Nah, let's do something really awesome."

Staff health and wellness app for COVID-19 delivered first to NHS

Robert takes us through InPhase’s rapid response to covid-19

Staff health and wellness app for COVID-19 delivered first to NHS

How are you doing?

When COVID-19 first hit, I wanted to make sure all of our customers, as well as our staff, were OK.

We setup a process to call all of our customers and asked them “how can we help” (many of our customers are key service providers; the NHS and health service providers, Local Authorities, Fire Services, Social Housing providers). They all said “we are really struggling with understanding what’s happening with our workforce. We are finding it difficult to manage key actions and who has to perform the high priority actions with so many people going off sick and self-isolating.” Mobile working clearly added to the complexity.

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