Starting to work in the open isn’t easy.
There are a few things we have had to grapple with in the early stages. Below are a few of my reflections on the tensions that I’ve come across when moving into working in the open:
Balancing brand guidelines and work that is in progress. We are a consultancy that prides itself on delivery good quality, well thought through work. We aren’t used to thinking in the open, at least not publicly! Our content is organic, current and definitely not perfect! I hasn’t gone through the comms team and is usually a… Read more “Working in the open with an established brand”
Creating a digital solution to help young people, cannot be done in isolation. At NPC, we’ll be working with young people, youth practitioners, and charities—starting with The Mix, Leap Confronting Conflict, and UK Youth—to co-design a digital solution to helping young people access support.
NPC’s My Best Life team is Charlotte Lamb, Kathryn Dingle, Alex Green and Tris Lumley.… Read more “Meet the MBL team!”
My Best Life is an open project, and this will be reflected in the way we work. We’ll be providing regular updates, with opportunities for you to get involved in shaping the direction of progress. We’re jumping into this team mentality right from the start. If you want to be involved as a project partner, if you want to share your insights, help set our objectives, or just have thoughts on our approach, we want to hear from you!… Read more “We want to hear from you!”
My Best Life phase 1 was a research project to understand what young people struggle with. In the current phase, we will be working in collaboration with other charities, starting with The Mix, Leap Confronting Conflict, and UK Youth. We want to:
Create better outcomes for young people through digital solutions. By working in partnership with organisations in the youth and digital sectors, young people, and youth practitioners, we hope to co-design such a solution.
Encourage a shift in how the sector approaches challenges like this. We want the sector to make better use of digital solutions, and for funders… Read more “What is My Best Life?”
Young people face many challenges. Last year, NPC worked with young people in Camden to understand what helped them to live the life they want, and what barriers stood in the way. The young people we spoke to shared a range of issues, from language barriers to workplace discrimination and unstable housing. What everyone had in common was not knowing where to go for help. They either didn’t know help was available, they didn’t think that help was targeted at them, or they didn’t receive the support they wanted when they received help. Our research was summarised in NPC’s report… Read more “My Best Life Phase 1”