To be, or not to be?

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Alice Friel, an English literature student at the University of Bristol, reflects on her two-week internship at Magenta. Whenever I tell people that I’m studying towards a degree in English literature, I dread the typical response of “Do you want to be an English teacher?”. I find this frustrating because teaching is something I’ve never been interested in, but I …

Tell stories people want to hear…

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…A blog on Janet Murray’s webinar “How to Build Your Influence in the Media” (Written by Alice Finney) With 15 years’ experience as a journalist for big national newspapers like The Guardian and The Times, Janet Murray is more than qualified to provide invaluable insight and insider tips on how to “build your influence in the media”. Her webinars and …

Driving Miss Crazy

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You can spend hours with a client in their corporate HQ and still not know them as well as you do after a day on the tools. And so it was with Magenta’s newest client GRITIT, which specialises in winter maintenance from gritting to snow clearance.  Jackie and I joined the GRITIT board, and 50 gritting operatives, on a regional …

In defence of the office

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Over the years I’ve written countless articles about new ways of working and they’ve all focused on the practical, tangible stuff – the buildings, the furniture and how the workplace itself has adapted to support people in their shiny new flexible world. I touched on culture change a fair bit, particularly looking at how the ‘management by presenteeism’ culture tended …