This week, we were delighted to receive a certificate acknowledging the role Vanti played in the RICS West Midlands Project of the Year. Birmingham City University’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire was awarded the honour at the West Midlands RICS Awards back in May, with this accolade being presented to the scheme which judges deem as demonstrating “overall outstanding best practice and an exemplary commitment to adding value to its local area”.
The two themes of Vanti’s whole company away day last week were clarity and celebration.
Clarity because we’re growing bigger every month and doing a huge variety of complex things, so it’s hard for anyone, newbie or old hand, to keep up.
Celebration because we’re tackling a huge number of questions in how we work (both on the people and system front) and it can be easy to see all the hard bits. Being able to step back and see what is valuable and good in where we’re at is super important.
This is the fifth post in an intro series detailing the culture change process we’re engaging at Vanti. There’s one on the framework we’re using, one on our strengths, one on big challenges, and one on people-based questions we’re looking at.
Here I’m going to be looking at the system/process questions we’re working on.
In this post, I look at the questions we’re working with connected with the people side of things. The next post will be about system-based stuff (obviously, people vs systems is a false dichotomy, but it helps me to break up this long list so it’s easier to digest…)
We have two big ambitions at Vanti – to create incredible, user-focused digital experiences within the built environment, and to become a beacon tech employer. Reaching those ambitions is not straightforward.
In the last post, I introduced you to the culture work that we’re doing and the framework that is guiding us.
Before I get into our challenges (and I really do – in three pretty long posts!), I thought it would be good to talk about our strengths. As a relative outsider, I feel like I can brag without being weird.
We have a lot of strengths.
We’re working on some incredibly exciting stuff at Vanti in terms of culture and we want to keep you informed. This article is the first in an ongoing series of in-public experimenting that we’re doing to involve you in our progress. Hopefully we’ll inspire you to experiment yourself.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or swore off email several months ago, it’s likely that you’ll have received more than a couple of emails around data and privacy recently. As you may have gathered, this is due to GDPR – an EU-wide change in regulation that enters into force on 25th May in order to give citizens more control over their personal data in the digital age.
Monday night saw an excited contingent from Team Vanti take their seats at the InAVation Awards at Amsterdam’s Gashouder to find out if we were to return to Birmingham in a blaze of glory or empty handed. We knew we were up against some incredibly stiff competition in the Education Facility category, with a total of 10 finalists from around the world all hoping to take home the coveted award.