about Spark Trajectory
Running intranets, social and collaboration spaces and digital workplace tools is hard. We both spent over a decade doing just that for large global organisations and now, as consultants, we help clients take their next step.
Among all the technology, user experience and content, most problems ultimately come back to strategy, governance and not implementing change effectively. Spark Trajectory is a company dedicated to help you learn the craft of intranet strategy, governance and measurement, and 'learn by doing' to give your team firm foundations.
why we started the company
You could muddle through yourself. You could just get a consultant in. Or recruit someone who is fantastically clever and experienced. But with the technology that underpins our world of work becoming ever cheaper, more organisations than ever need affordable help to get the most out of their investment. There are 20 years of know-how out there and we want to teach those teams who need to learn.
So that’s why we started Spark Trajectory. We have turned that considerable bank of knowledge into methods that are easy to learn and deploy, to help make your intranet and digital workplace successful and sustainable and so you can get your intranet stripes (even if it is a day-a-week for you and not your full time job).
who we are
Steve is a freelance consultant and writer based in London. He focuses on intranets, digital workplace, knowledge management and collaboration. After thirteen years with accountancy firm BDO, Steve founded Two Hives in 2010. As well as his own independent work, Steve works extensively with organisations such as DWG and Step Two, managing the annual Intranet and Digital Workplace Awards. Steve writes extensively on digital workplace topics and contributes articles, reports and white papers for a number of different organisations.
Steve has a knack for collecting the case studies.
Chris is an intranet and digital workplace consultant based in Brighton in the south of the UK. He's helped dozens of large organisations all of the world with strategy, governance and measurement. since becoming a consultant in 2010. Before that he was responsible for intranet strategy and architecture for France Telecom/ Orange. Chris spends most days on the phone interviewing stakeholders and users helping to figure out what organisations should do to solve their digital problems.
He likes drawing all the diagrams.
We believe that you can learn how to do this stuff and do it really well. You are a resourceful professional person but you are short of time and focused on what you need to deliver. There are 20 years of how to do this out there, but you’ve got maybe 10 weeks to get it all on track.
We believe you can make your way along the path, if we show you the map.
We believe that you can’t solve the wrong problem (if you do, no one will care). We want to help you spend the time to work out what your organisation really needs and what you can do about it.
We believe you can perform better if you regain your mental flexibility and see your organisation in different perspectives and points of view.
We believe in doing what you can with the resources you have and in showing you what is possible and what other people, just like you, have achieved.
We believe we can help and in helping you, you can make your colleagues’ working lives just a little bit better and more humane.
why are you called Spark Trajectory?
We like to talk about the beginning of intranet and digital workplace projects starting with a “spark” (this is usually a crisis, a really bad idea from a senior manager that they read somewhere or a hastily considered IT decision). These initial ideas lead to action and dictate how everything pans out in the future - that’s your "trajectory".
See that orange arrow in our logo? That’s you, making a difference, asking the right questions and making decisions that need to be made.
We want to make sure that your spark is a good one so you end up in a good place.