Usually around this time of year we’re accustomed to preparing for that last intensive sprint of signing off work and making sure clients have what they need before our Christmas break - driven by the thought of cracking that first bottle of the ever-infamous office party.
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Prioritising sound mental health is a lifestyle that I value daily. As an ever-learning student of mindfulness (essentially the practice of building awareness of your own thoughts and emotions, addressing them rather than immediately reacting to them), I am always keen to help both myself and others.
Data: Facts and statistics collated and prepped for analysis. A simple concept that’s become one of the most lucrative assets at our disposal. By leveraging this information through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), it presents us within a plethora of possibility and opportunity for what we can achieve with this – in the name of empowerment or manipulation however, this is up for debate.
North West-based, award-winning learning organisation, Agent Academy CIC, has been awarded £150,000 by innovation foundation, Nesta and the Department for Education, to expand its existing offer nationally, supporting those whose jobs are at risk across the UK through an innovative online platform.
Let’s face it, staying focused and creative in the current climate is challenging. As part of our Agent and Agent Academy BABs (Briefings at Breakfast) knowledge sharing sessions, I decided to share a handful of techniques that help me to stay focused, productive and creative – even in the most challenging of situations!
Yes, that’s us on the big screen – all grown up! Can you believe we recently turned 14? The time has flown by, but what an incredible journey it’s been for us over the years. From starting out in a small office with a tiny team, to now having a gang of 24 talented individuals in our much-loved Baltic Triangle HQ.
The topic that I chose to kickstart Agent’s new Briefings at Breakfast (BABs) initiative was an introduction into behavioural economics – looking back on its inception, rise in prominence and how it’s being used within marketing and messaging all around us, both commercially and politically to influence decision-making.