We believe that innovation and transformation happen when the right people collaborate (rather than compete). Pulling them together as a unified and motivated team is our speciality.
Collaboration cannot happen without trust and we promise to offer all our collaborators meaningful value and strive to be as open and transparent as possible in every aspect of our relationships.
When self-interest or profit-at-any-cost is allowed to dominate problem solving, the value of outcomes is often compromised. We believe that moderation of self interest by all parties is essential to ensure sustainable success.
Leading problem solvers from all industries and sectors join Ethos because they want to work outside of a standard consulting framework, and our unique way of working means we attract some of the best.
The Ethos team that works on a project could easily include a past FTSE 100 senior executive, an Army general or a former big four senior consultant, all of whom bring their passion as well as experience to each new challenge.
Our vision is of a new world of work which is better for business, better for the individual and better for the world we live in. We believe this can be achieved when:
As Social Facilitator Christina Bush put it in her recent blog A Different Way of Doing Business
‘’It’s about embedding a defined social purpose into the culture and channelling resources around the development of innovations that can help solve social problems whilst delivering business growth…. When organisations put people and relationships at their heart, everyone; customers, suppliers, employees and communities flourish”
We approach all aspects of our business activity with this vision firmly in mind.
Our live ‘future of work’ business model is ourselves, a project to build a community of social entrepreneurs, currently made up of over 90 investing partners, and a virtual platform for 21st century business growth, that works better for the individual, better for business and better for for the world we live in. Find out more at our new G+ Community site – The Ethos Network.
Addressing the major environmental, well being, economic and reputational issues of parking for many cities today, this innovative solution, funded by Innovate UK, uses open data to allow free access to high quality real-time information on parking availability and pricing for use by both citizens and business. Find out more…
Skills planning currently occurs in silos with little data sharing or portability. We are developing, with significant funding from InnovateUK, an innovative online platform, SkillsPlanner, which will aggregate and link past, present and future skills data (supply and demand) in real time through a tailored interface, starting first with the London construction industry. Find out more…
Innovate UK-funded feasibility study to address the challenges that bricks and mortar businesses are facing from online stores, through a new mobile application that creates new value for the citizen, the city and business.
Ethos Skills is working on a number of co-ventures that seek to address skills shortages through the transition of personnel leaving the military. These initiatives tap into their exceptional levels of leadership and management skills, and also support the desired outcomes of the Armed Forces Covenant. Current projects include collaborations with Buildforce, City of York and Babcock.
A partnership with GeppettoAvatars, an enterprising and socially aware US technology company, to develop emotionally intelligent Avatar software for the UK market. Initial penetration will be in the healthcare sector where its huge potential is ably demonstrated by the knowledgable, compassionate, responsive and patient Sophie.
European Commission-directed programme to study the impact on future city energy resilience, as greater local power generation and storage capability is delivered over the coming years. A key output is also a collaborative framework that will support stakeholders moderating their self interest for the benefit of all in the city. Find out more…
Ethos is working with Cognitive Edge to find new and potent utilisations for their ground breaking application, SenseMaker®. Through the web or a tablet app, SenseMaker® software allows the capture of pictures, recordings and stories in various combinations to reflect how a group of respondents are making sense of the world. Human decision-making is profoundly influenced by day to day micro-narratives. and SenseMaker® allows this rich material to be gathered easily and at low cost.
We would like to shift the culture of work to be less about inflexible fixed contracts of employment and more about an alignment of needs and values in both directions around specific opportunities.
This benefits both employers and employees: the individual can find more work aligned to core strengths and skills and the organisation gets a more flexible workforce who deliver greater value.
If you are interested in our approach to work, and you share our values, there are a number of ways you or your organisation can be part of our journey going forwards.
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Re-imagining the Future of Work
Ethos Skills is the division of Ethos that is looking at the future of work and how the working environment can become more meaningful for individuals through a collaborative rather than transactional model. We believe that a person’s contribution can have much greater value through a better understanding of their skills and passions, allowing him or her to achieve greater fulfilment at work and produce outcomes that are not only about money and results.
Ethos Skills is all about people and helping them achieve their true potential, by putting them at the heart of organisations and problems. Our mission is to create lasting and positive change (economic, social and environmental) by ensuring that we configure passionate and capable people around well defined and meaningful problems.
Current initiatives include an Open Data Skills Platform and several Employment Transition co-ventures.
For more information about what we could do for you, whether you are an individual or an organisation, contact Mike Davis-Marks.
Funding Forces Sport
Sport is critically important to the morale, welfare and operational effectiveness of the Armed Forces. Ethos Sport is an exciting enterprise which raises funds (through corporate sponsorship and fundraising) for sport in the Army, Royal Navy and Combined Services, with the aim of promoting excellence, increasing opportunity and enabling recuperation and rehabilitation from operations.
Ethos Sport’s highly successful flagship initiative, Team Army, is endorsed by the Ministry of Defence and we work in partnership with a growing number of companies, and the Service sports boards which regulate all sport played in the Armed Forces.
Making Cities Smarter
In a Smart City key services collaborate in real-time, optimise the use of resources and deliver efficient services. Costs are reduced, as are energy use and carbon footprint – everyone wins!
Ethos Smart provides sustainable solutions to the global challenges facing cities that will make a positive impact to their citizens lives, protect the environment and encourage prosperity for all. We use modern business approaches & technologies (including linked data, semantic web, i-beacons, apps and the cloud) to develop and deliver these solutions as services, minimising city investment and maximising smartness.
Current services include city performance dashboards, open data services, Future Cities parking, integrated renewable energy solutions and smart city programme implementation frameworks.
For further information please contact Martin de Heaver