1. Your life is a series of decisions. You are completely in control so make decisions that’ll get you closer to your goals. But, most importantly, decide to be happy with what you have and where you are right now. It really is that simple.
  2. Not everyone will like you. This is nothing to do with you and everything to do with them and their life experiences. It’s OK, you won’t have time to be friends with everyone anyway.
  3. The way you think and feel about things changes. You will need to be a different you for different phases of your life. …

We know there are organisations out there that can do it better than we can. We can’t do everything on our own. But working with external suppliers can throw up all sorts of problems. At this week’s #OneTeamGovWest we discussed our own experiences working with suppliers and what we can do to avoid the pit falls.

What’s important when deciding who to work with

Ahead of the meet-up, we posted a Twitter poll to find out what’s important to people when deciding which technology supplier to work with.

Cultural fit came out as being most important, which begged the question: what actually is cultural fit? …


Gemma Phelan

Lead Product Manager and gender diversity co-chair at Hargreaves Lansdown. Ex-GDS. User-centred design. Agile delivery. Choosing what not to do.

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