Consultancy business Definia has appointed Rachael Hays as its new Transformation Director. Joining the company after two years with RM PLC, a provider of learning resources and technology products to educational organisations, she will now head up the Definia transformation practice based in its London office.
It was one of the first calls I received, on the first business day back from the festivities of the new year. The person on the line was really fired up—eager to charge ahead. The topic, how to accelerate the momentum of our consulting rebranding in a year that — thanks to Omicron, the energy pricing crisis, ‘partygate,’ and I must sadly include the demise of Blackberry — could easily feel like an extension of last year’s slog of supply chain snarls, operations chaos and endless VCs.
A key focus in financial services this year has been agile transformation and the challenges that come with it. To address some of the myths surrounding agile and offer advice to organisations looking to carry out transformation programmes,
Investigo Consulting, part of people solutions provider Investigo Group, has relaunched as Definia.
An expert advisory and delivery partner, Definia offers tailored services to transform and futureproof businesses, either in the private or public sectors. It works by deploying teams of subject matter experts to help its clients deliver business initiatives, adopt new technology and bring about transformation.
When designing systems, it is crucial that the end users, whether they are customers, employees or other users, enjoy the experience of using the system. If they are confronted with an interface that is difficult to use, unresponsive or confusing, they are unlikely to want to use the service again and may go elsewhere.
Investigo staff, along with friends, family and professional networks, will be taking part in The Big Investigo Run on Friday 23rd April, in support of our charity partner St Mungo’s.
As I celebrate my 10-year anniversary at Investigo and think about recognising International Women’s Day, I thought I would take some time to reflect on what has been a really challenging (in a good way) and rewarding journey.
As Investigo Pride start our Spotlight Quarter with L-week, we thought it important to share a significant movement in history that demonstrates allyship and heartfelt support between lesbians, gay men and trans women, which formed the acronym we all know and recognise today as LGBTQ+.
Business leaders from across the globe have responded to the injustice of the death of George Floyd with messages of condemnation as well as support for greater race equality, inside society at large, as well as commitments to corporate race inclusion strategies.
From COVID-19 to Brexit, IR35 to elections, the weather to wondering what is next, the last year and the year ahead will prove hard to forget. Given the considerable flux in the market, it’s hardly surprising that we have witnessed many companies reassessing their digital transformation agenda...
People often talk about the size and breadth of their network, but it’s not about how many people you know, or even about the skills in your network. It’s about how you harness the talent in your network and mobilise the right people at the right times for the right projects. If you’re not engaging with them in the right way, they’re as good as strangers. At Investigo Consulting, our approach to resource augmentation is based on people.
For many decades now the expectation of continuous acceleration of change delivery has been a main driver of new delivery methodologies, new tools and techniques. The mainstream recognition of the benefits of Agile methods over waterfall and the (partial) adoption of this approach has brought a substantial change in perspective of what good looks like. It is hard to believe the Agile Manifesto was published 20 years ago. But the principles of the Manifesto are as valid as ever and eloquently express what values should be prioritised:
We’re not ones for shouting about who we are. We prefer to let the quality of our work speak for itself – but I thought it was about time you all got to know Investigo Consulting a little better. If you only take one thing from what I’m about to share, take this: unlike traditional consulting models, which, in the main, have remained the same for many years and are no longer fit for the way organisations need to change, Investigo Consulting have the expertise, flexibility and credibility to align more effectively with our customers. We understand that your strategy may change and objectives evolve.
Since the untimely death of George Floyd, there have been calls for changes in the way companies and institutions manage diversity and inclusion, and now leaders are being tasked to improve the experiences of black people.
With workers’ mental health under more strain than ever during these challenging times, our second Women’s Forum, on Monday 10th August, focused on Exploring Stress and Anxiety.