Category Archives: Opinion

The importance of verbal communication

Human communication can sometimes be a strange and subtle thing. I was reminded of this, this week, in an online exchange where there was a misunderstanding, and things should I say, got a little testy. I am not sure what … Continue reading

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The digital balancing act

This week with much of the talk, and data, pointing to a potential third wave of cases many of us have been thinking about what happens next. Certainly, we are all fed up with lockdowns and being stuck at home, … Continue reading

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Chatting away….

Staring into the long weekend at the end of a long week we are all hoping the weather improves. The start of this year has been a long haul and judging by the volume of traffic on the road, everyone … Continue reading

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Smörgåsbord

This week was the week I had my first in-person meeting. It was a prospect that generated both excited anticipation and a feeling of slight nervousness. It had been 15months after all. The day arrived and a few things were … Continue reading

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The bag where time stood still

In all likelihood, I will be out on the road next week. This will be the first time in over a year workwise, and I am really looking forward to it. It should be different and a refreshing change, I … Continue reading

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Remotely fun or serious…?

There were a couple of interesting developments this week all set against a continued gradual improvement and stabilization of the pandemic in Europe. There was a change, returning to the office, it is now starting to seem real. Conversations are … Continue reading

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Take a deep breath and plan to return

In my interactions this week everyone pretty much mentioned being busy, really busy. It does seem economic and activity levels seem to be trying to make up for lost time, with average debt down, and indeed the banks seeing fewer … Continue reading

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Looking forward at things, things looking up

This week I had the pleasure of chairing a couple of events, namely the Lending Technology Think Tank with Credit Connect and a webinar on Breathing Space with Aryza. Lending Technology Think Tank. From the discussion, there was undoubtedly a … Continue reading

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Office Cakeism

Increasingly there are discussions taking place not just about when to return to working in an office environment, but how. Which meetings, how to structure these for a blended remote/office environment, how exactly is all this going to work? It … Continue reading

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Vacationing at home…

With 2 back-to-back bank holidays in the UK, normally at this time of year, many of us would be off to sunnier climes, on vacation. Last year, of course, was different, we were in full lockdown and at this moment … Continue reading

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