Reform. It’s a word that strikes fear into many, but come 25 May 2018, it is exactly what is set to happen in the world of data protection, whether you like it or not. We’re of course talking about the new General Data Protection Regulation legislation, GDPR for short. And while many of you will already be preparing for the change, if you’re not, you need to be.
Agility is a much-prized thing in business. The word often serves as shorthand for the dynamism, changeability and risk-taking that traditionally comes from small businesses. And traditionally, as a business grows, so its agility is abandoned in favour of more rigid hierarchies and best-practice codification.
As I go about consulting and training with clients, I often hear the (usually) rather tired and frustrated words “we work in silos”. Even though splitting a company into divisions allows expertise in different areas, operating in silos usually explain why parts of the business are not communicating effectively, or don’t work together.