For 2022's Mental Health Awareness Week, Alison Walker talks about her experience of loneliness and how it has led her to setting up the DfE's fertility network, which is a great support to colleagues.
In the first of 2 posts Jas Kang talks about what designers value most and how that informs the more detailed work they do in their design community.
Post-pandemic, we're working more flexibly from both the office and home. Hybrid meetings are the new way forward, with people attending online and in person. Here Alex Rippon, Digital Communities of Practice Manager, shares her 10 top tips on how to make hybrid meetings a success.
Laura Croft and Simon Hurst give us some fascinating insight about how the wiring in their brains helps them to flourish as digital professionals.
What is future ways of working and why is it important? Jack Collier, Head of Digital for School Services, talks to Adaobi Ifeachor about designing office spaces now that we return to work, and how this impacts culture as well as diversity and inclusion.
What does it mean to be a Black digital and technology expert in government? Adaobi Ifeachor speaks to Virginia Brown, a Black Content Design Lead, Courtney Allen, a Black Associate Product Manager and Keisha Herbert, a Black Senior User Researcher, to learn about their journeys into the Civil Service.
Emma Stace - chief digital and technology officer - gives her personal view on mental health during covid, and the conversations she's had about race in the past year. She also explains what service ownership and user-centred deign lab are and how these ways of working make such a difference.
There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a unique and challenging year. Here, Chief digital technology officer Emma Stace reflects on how we’ve adapted, what's been difficult and how we're shaping up for the future.
Katie Pether talks about seven things our recruitment team is trialling to make sure the way we hire people is anti-racist and free from bias. If you work in recruitment and you're interested in anti-racist processes this is for you.
Laboni Paul is a representative of the south-Asian community, and an ally to her Black colleagues. Here she shares her Black friends' experiences following the recent protests. Laboni also outlines what's going on in DfE Digital to explore the issues of race and racism more deeply.