This summer, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world, a beautiful boy named Benjamin George Stopps. Along with the joy and excitement that comes with a new child, we also faced inevitable challenges, including sleepless nights and other significant changes to the usual routine.
Topics: Project Management
As an employer, it’s important to recognise that people need more than money to be motivated. People are at their most productive when they feel looked after, which means taking complete care of your employees isn't just a ‘nice to do’, but a very worthwhile investment.
In a complex, information-rich, global economy, the need for companies to have a culture that supports and fosters mobility is more important than ever. Capturing and fully realising internationally dispersed knowledge demands an approach that supports information and talent liquidity. Taking the culture of your home office and implanting its culture in another country is not enough.
In the last ten to fifteen years, we’ve been observing a revolution in the space industry. All the buzz around new ‘space launch’ ventures such as Space X, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin - led by charismatic, deep-pocketed entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos - and the advances in nano-satellites made possible by the miniaturisation of electronics and standardisation initiatives - like the CubeSat - are bringing the focus back to the space industry, forgotten by investors since the constellation flops of the late 1990s.
Modern avionics systems have been intelligently evolved over the years with three clear goals in mind: increase automation within the cockpit, reduce workload for pilots and, last but not least, increase safety. This evolutionary journey has been extremely beneficial to the industry as a whole due to the fact that is has helped to increase safety levels across the board.
Starting off as a simple mechanical device created to increase the ease, speed and distance of travel, the car has quickly evolved to become an integral part of our lives.
Data is powerful and, without firm rules, the private information it contains can be left unsecured and vulnerable. When it comes to an individual’s right to privacy through data protection, although the premise seems simple, putting privacy rules into practice is far more complex.
Stress. A familiar term we hear a lot. Most of us know that stress makes things that bit harder to handle and continued stress weakens the mind and body and wears down our ability to thrive. Sometimes, we often find ourselves just focusing on surviving, not enjoying certain aspects of life much at all.
In the past few years, Design Thinking has become an increasingly popular method of software development, creating a solid basis for the delivery of innovative products, business systems and services.
Topics: User Experience Design
Unlikely as it sounds, a career in the Royal Navy has provided me with a variety of skills and abilities that perfectly suit a role in the software industry. What was less straightforward, however, was finding a company that offered a working environment that suited me.