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Should we ban meetings ?

Jo thinks we should …. well, meetings as we all too often experience them that is! Read her latest contribution to the Herald’s Business Magazine Big Idea discussion below. In 25 years of working as an organisational development consultant, I have never heard anyone say that they enjoy meetings, or that they want more meetings. Quite the… Read more »

Does the Scottish Government’s Bill on creating a 50/50 gender balance on public boards go far enough?

See our latest contribution to the Herald’s Business Magazine Big Idea discussion …. In this moment in the early 21st century, this moment of #metoo, #oxfamsexscandal, Harvey Weinstein and a host of other issues which have put women’s lack of equality in the workplace and public life on the front page, it is refreshing to… Read more »

All change at Animate!

Richard’s is stepping back from being a partner in Animate but will remain an Animate Associate.  A focus on larger, longer-term projects, improving organisational systems and processes will be absorbing much of his time but he’ll continue to work with us, on current and future pieces of work.

The Big Idea … the Office is dead – or is it?

See our latest contribution to the Herald’s Business Magazine Big Idea discussion …. The Big Idea … the Office is dead – or is it?                                      As consultants, my partners and I are used to seeing teams clocking in for the 9-5 at the organisations we visit. We however, work virtually. We have no office; no… Read more »

Animate in the news(papers) – Are school leavers ill equipped for a life of work?

The second of our blogs for the Herald Business magazine came out in June. In it, Animate partner Jo reflected on whether our education system prepares young people for work: It is incontrovertible that the future of work will be shaped by increasing digitalisation, artificial intelligence and robotics. There will be little need for employees… Read more »

Animating in Brazil: Concluding thoughts

We’re sitting in the airport having a glass of wine before getting on the plane. We said goodbye to the sisters this afternoon during a beautiful closing ritual. It is great to go home, but it is hard to leave a community we have become part of over the last 3 weeks. New Leadership In… Read more »