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Kate Towsey
Research Operations Lead . Instigator / and workshops. Opinions all mine.
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Emma Boulton 6h
Register for the next Town Hall on 23rd Oct at 10am BST: Hosted by me, in this town hall and will present the findings and framework (so far) from the initiative. Join us!
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Kate Towsey 13h
Mmmmm. I'm loving this convo. Should have it on the Slack too. Strategy could be about acknowledging the challenges and opportunities and defining an approach to fix/take advantage.
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Kate Towsey 15h
Replying to @myddelton @leisa
Spot on.
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Kate Towsey 15h
Replying to @jonathan_rubin
Ha, so I'm very interested in your terminology. What does your programme strategy include? Maybe that's what I'm calling research strategy.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
I've just immigrated. Yeah, I'll take those words: "an act of ambition, imagination and bravery". Thanks.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @myddelton @leisa
I'm testing the (fairly likely) hypothesis that you really need a good research strategy - if that's what it's called - to have successful Ops.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @myddelton
Yeah! See, that gives me the stuff I need to get together a ResearchOps strategy. Tools/spaces for usability testing; recruitment to support that; community build and management; supporting hiring and onboarding etc.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @myddelton
Ah! Nope, I meant what you said right there. But this is what I'm interested in too: how lined up is our understanding of what 'research strategy' means too. Is my understanding skewed. I'm learning.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @myddelton @leisa
There's the kernel of the strategy right there: "get research-in-product-teams working and then move out from there".
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @myddelton
So, I would argue that your strategy is to backfill gaps so that you can progress on other strategic questions. What's interesting me is leadership, actual research, and operations. The places those things sit, their roles, and the interplays.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @myddelton
Yeah, common story too. Still, sounds like some very nice, progressive work you did there, Mr Myddelton.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @myddelton
Sounds like a dream project for . Lots of meaty, well-defined things in there to support.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @myddelton
Very interesting. Why does that kind of thinking not apply to your current space? Culture, time-strapped, or something else? (Genuine curiosity.)
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @myddelton
Ah, so there's a distinction, perhaps. Research strategy as an overall framing over how you're going to deliver impact, as opposed to plans of actual research. But what this is showing me is that the term is not obvious/well-used.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @myddelton
So interesting. How would things be different with an annual or even bi-annual strategy the defines what research is looking to achieve? I'm not talking insight, I'm talking impact.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @Spanty
GDS circa 2014 was a great example: for that time, our strategy was 'research as a team sport' and we put tactics (labs etc.) in place to support that.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @GlennCoco01 @leisa
Not unusual. We do like to entertain ourselves with sparkly things. Magpies.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @andrewmaier
That's great! Would expand to a bigger context too, I'm sure.
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Replying to @GlennCoco01 @leisa
I'd like to think it's a thing. But I'm wondering if my optimistic, idealistic brain is kicking in yet again. And I'm spoiled; I work with .
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Kate Towsey Oct 15
Researchers, is having a broad annual research strategy for an organisation a thing? If you're in a 10+ research team, do you have one?
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