The Fallow Period – A short week at work during the Gooch Period between Xmas and NYE. Spent most of it either wrapping up the quarter or walking in the West Midlands and Wales.
The Winter Solstice – Not a bad week to round off 2018, and Winter Solstice is the perfect day to look ahead to 2019. This series hasn't ended yet.
The Gift – Another sterling week working at pace on important problems. Turning up to work is fun now, it's not just a job. I am incredibly lucky to be able to say that.
The Spin Up – The most fun I've had at work in a week on record. We're doing work which sings to the vision of GOV.UK, making information about government and services simple, clearer and faster.
The Wind Down – A four-day week spent closing open loops. Took yesterday off to pack for my holiday which I’m really, *really* looking forward to – especially because it’s supposed to drop to 1°C next week!
The Staying of the Course – We’re reaching the mid-point of the quarter, so there’s a flurry of things going on. The team is chugging through work at a good pace, but there’s still so much to do if we’re to achieve the objective for our mission.
The Comfort of Company – People were the best this week. Chats about life and around work, conversations on what we’re doing, and generally making and seeing friends.
The Delivery – There’s less busyness now that the unconference is out of the way, fewer things flying around my head.
The Unconference – I’ve pulled out the main lessons from the week, but everything was overshadowed by the unconference – which was a real success.
The Launch of Quarter 3 – A new quarter, a new series. My weeknotes have been an excellent learning aid so far, so I’m carrying on with them.
The Finale – Lots of time spent in meetings or at events this week, but I did manage to hold one worthwhile team session, at least.