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Freeformers in action – helping a customer who was unsure about digital

Our passion is people and our mission is a digital economy that works for everyone. We’ve worked with everyone from the CEO to frontline teams in organisations including Barclays, Tesco, HSBC and the BBC to give people the skills and mindset they need to think and work more digitally. Our specialism is working with frontline […]

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Digital Transformation with the people left in

$1.7tn will be spent on ‘Digital Transformation’ by 2019. That’s a lot of money. A recent study from Couchbase, published in Forbes, decried that 90% of digital transformation programmes fail to meet the needs of the business. That’s a lot of wasted money. At Freeformers, we’re out to increase that sweet, sweet ROI. Without too much […]

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Freeformers secures £1.2m investment from Impact Ventures UK

Funding deal will boost workforce transformation firm’s platform development and social impact initiative Freeformers, which helps companies and individuals develop the digital mindset, skills and behaviours required to navigate the future world of work, has raised £1.2m of investment from leading UK social impact fund Impact Ventures UK (IVUK). The investment by IVUK is significant […]

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Digital Skills Training by Facebook |Freeformers partners with Facebook to offer training to 75,000 people

Last year we announced the start of an incredible partnership with Facebook. As part of Facebook’s Community Boost EU program, we have been working towards our shared vision of creating a digital economy for everyone, upskilling 75,000 people across six European countries from 2018 to 2020. The Facebook Community Boost EU program will enable Freeformers to […]

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Freeformers’ predictions for 2018

Freeformers’ predictions for 2018 2017 has come to a close and it’s been a huge year in tech and digital. From the surge in price of Bitcoin to fears around the fast growth of the gig economy, technology has led the news agenda. So what’s in store for 2018? Here some Freeformers give their predictions, […]

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Freeformers: Mapping the Digital Future Report

The world of work is changing fast. Are you prepared for the challenges ahead? Flexible working means we can work anytime, anywhere. Automation threatens jobs, while digital transformation creates new ones. The blurred lines between work and leisure cause us to question where our professional pursuits end and our personal ones begin. Newly-invented roles and responsibilities […]

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Seven problems you can solve with a learning design sprint

At Freeformers, we use a variant of the Google Ventures design sprint to solve learning problems. Google Ventures describe it on their site as “a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers”. Discipline is key to a design sprint; that is what makes it so effective, especially […]

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Fail fast, learn and adapt quickly

In the final one of our 10 tips inspired by our Future of Work report Mapping the Digital Future, we look at how to learn and adapt quickly when presented with obstacles or failures that may stall progress. Be brave, do not fear an imperfect outcome. The more you fail early on, the more you’re likely […]

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Foster diversity of talent and thought

In the ninth of 10 tips inspired by our Future of Work report Mapping the Digital Future, we look at the benefits of fostering diversity and encouraging empathy. We have long known that diversity of race, gender and culture has been beneficial to the workplace. But a new kind of diversity, a diversity of thought, can bring […]

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Allocate a training budget to each employee

In the eighth of 10 tips inspired by our Future of Work report Mapping the Digital Future, we look at training your employees beyond a single skill. The future of work and increasing automation brings with it the death of the single skill set. Therefore, it’s important employees feel they have the tools at their disposal and […]

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