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Feeling like a somebody rather than a nobody…..

The other day I blogged about the negative press surrounding work experience. And about how employers have to think differently to create a positive experience that unlocks potential in people. Especially the people who are the future of work and will expect very different career paths than my generation. Quite by chance , Marie – ...

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On this work experience thing……..

  Designing The Experience of Work I hated my work experience. Two weeks spent making cup’s of tea and doing the filing for embittered old men. It instilled in me a fear of offices, old men and filing that took 6 years to get over.   Then I found a manager who helped me find what I liked doing. ...

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The UK doesn’t trust young people – New Blog

When I was on holiday I sent the following  couple of tweets: “Talking guy from neighbouring maharashtra. Trad fishing family now working in #mobile. State is as populous as Mexico and India’s richest”  “Massive number of #geny and enterprising – doing 2,3,4 different jobs. We better stop doom and gloom in UK or these guys will eat us ...

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The 2011 Top 10 Social Media Moments @bromfordgroup – My Pick

2011 has a been a pivotal year for the customers and colleagues of Bromford Group. They have embraced social media and used it in new ways to communicate about their work , lives , interests and idea’s. Here’s my personal Top Ten: 1 – Losing the Fear Factor. Deciding to allow all colleagues unlimited access ...

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Relationships that work – Customer Deal Blog

One of our main aims is to have customers who would recommend us to their friends. We put this in place over 7 years ago – as a big unifying key performance indicator aimed at getting the whole organisation behind delivering great customer experiences. But this can’t be delivered on our own. Relationships are a ...

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Building Social Good – Customer Deal Blog

What would happen if your access to a product depended on you doing something good for society? That you had agree to give something back. Would you agree? Would you walk away? Or would you lie? Well that’s what we are testing as part of the new deal. All customers will be asked what skills they ...

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A Fair Deal – Changing Customer Behaviours – The Customer Deal Blog

Michael O’Leary, Ryanairs love him or hate him CEO, was on good form on Monday’s BBC Breakfast. Defending accusations of hidden charges, he said Ryanair were simply changing customer’s behaviours. They were getting passengers to act in such a way that Ryanair could continue to provide an average fair of less than £40. Now whatever you ...

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A Design For Life – The Customer Deal – New Blog

It’s not often you get the chance to go back to the start. To redesign your customer experience from the beginning of the relationship About a year ago we started talking to customers about their part in our service offer. We had worked with them to develop a new Bromford Offer – based on the experiences of thousands of customers. It had ...

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Building Stronger Communities – Transcript of our Customer Debate on UK Riots

  Building Stronger Communities Debate The following is an open transcript of the Twitter/Facebook and Customer Influence Meeting Debate regarding Bromford’s response to the civil unrest and riots that broke out in parts of the UK in Summer 2011. The summary conclusions reached by our customers were: 1 – Customers feel that Bromford’s approach of ...

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Are we ready for the rise of the untethered customer? Blog update #ukhousing

“What is a smartphone anyway?” I was asked by a colleague this week. I broke into a cold sweat. Especially as it was during a meeting about digital inclusion. If this is the kind of question you hear asked often, you need to start worrying. Now. I love working in housing. Genuinely. But whilst we ...

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