We've recently been looking to improve how our users get their software and hardware when they join Parliament. Dan Barrett and Sian Hodges have written about the last eight weeks of work, what they did, and what they learned.
We recently held a confidence day, which is one of our cultural values in PDS. We've heard from lots of people in PDS about what confidence means to them so here's what some of our staff had to say.
The House of Commons recently asked staff to identify changes that could help to reduce bureaucracy. So we started a digital forms project which didn't turn out exactly as we'd planned and we've written about we dealt with change.
Laura Bennett is a portfolio manager who's written about retrospectives and why it's important to regularly look back at your work.
One of our director's objectives is to have a healthy and happy team. One way we do this is with a team health survey so now that we've reviewed the results, what are we doing with them?
We try to invest in a strong culture and values but, like most things that are worthwhile, this takes effort. Our head of content shares six things that have helped the content team be collaborative and overcome problems together.
Sean Brazier blogs about the changes in technology from desktops to devices, what that means for his team and those using the kit they provide.
To improve PDS focus on delivery and its ability to effectively prioritise work on a new website for Parliament, our development team is moving to a new way of working.
Here in PDS, we’re constantly looking for new ways to solve (old) problems and to engage staff in different ways so we recently held an unconference. Caroline Auty talks about the unconference format and what we got from it.
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