GDS is here to support government departments in their digital transformation. Jen Lambourne tells us how she worked with the Ministry of Justice to develop technical writing skills.
People and skills
Digital transformation of services relies on making policy an integral part of digital delivery teams and vice versa. GDS Policy and Engagement Lead Anais Reding explains first-hand the benefits this can bring.
It’s the time of the year for ‘Best-of lists’. In keeping with the season, we’ve been looking back over some of the most popular blog posts of 2016. Here’s a selection.
The US government runs an International Visitors Leadership Program, which brings together future leaders from around the world. The most recent visit was for future digital and technology leaders and GDS was invited to take part. We wanted to share what we learnt.
The People Board is elected by everyone in GDS, and is empowered to decide things and delegate tasks to other people and teams in GDS. This is how it works.
This week is National Inclusion Week. I feel like it's a good opportunity to write about my experience of being transgender and transitioning to my identified gender while working as a civil servant.
Rapid hiring and too few induction sessions led to a backlog for new starters, so here's how we updated the induction process.
A content designer's job is to write in the simplest way to help our users do things that are often complex. To make sure the words we use are both clear and accurate, we often need input from experts in a particular area. We’ve found that working together to ‘pair write’ is a good way to do this.
We hold all-staff meetings to share what we’ve achieved and talk about what we’ll be doing next. People wanted to try an ‘unconference’ so everyone could get more involved.
A lot of the time here at GDS, we think the best way to solve something tricky is to share the problem. It’s a chance for us to get as many brains as possible thinking about the same thing.