We all have different feelings about deadline. For me, they conjure up memories of 6pm on a Sunday before going back to school, knowing full well I still hadn’t done my homework, and that now I would have the spend the rest of the evening desperately cobbling something together to avoid detention .
It’s coming up to my 5 month anniversary of working here at Nimble. Yep, I’m counting. Why? Remember when you first started seeing your other half, and you’d count the days, minutes, hours… Okay, so I’m not that crazy, work is still work. But working with Nimble has become much more than just a job.
It’s hard to talk sometimes. It’s harder still to talk to someone when you’re already feeling a little vulnerable, worried, or sad.
What a year! 2019. Wow! It will calm down one of these days, maybe when I retire 🤣
There seems to be an overwhelming trend these days, and not just in the tech universe, to work more hours than you are contracted to, to answer emails and respond to texts late at night, and always be ‘available’ y’know… just in case.
More and more organisations are subscribing to the idea of the Agile way of working, and making the snap decision to ‘go Agile’. A fantastic decision given the proven benefits of an Agile transformation; accelerating development of key, value-adding projects, reducing operational waste, enhancing communication and collaboration, creating an adaptable environment.
We’ve all experienced it. You’ve finally managed to get on to that big ‘to do’ that’s been glaring at you for the last few weeks. You’ve found some time, you’re in the zone, but almost as soon as you’ve started, you feel a pair of eyes on you waiting for you to look up…
You may notice, Nimble has had a little bit of a facelift! 💁🏼🥰 A nip here, a tuck there (but definitely no filler!👄), and we’ve got ourselves a brand new image
The other day, Dan Roberts and I went out to meet two of our ‘Nimblers’ for lunch. Not to deliver bad news, not to talk money or contract extensions, but just to see how they were, and how they were enjoying their job. This got me to thinking. Mostly about mental health and wellbeing. How many companies or organisations do you know who would completely forego that side of employing a person?
Nimble HQ went down to sunny Cambridge to check out this year’s Agile Cambridge, and it’s safe to say we had an awesome time!