Workflow with Dan Reed, Head of Digital and Platform Delivery

In this edition of Workflow, we have Dan Reed, the Head of Digital and Platform Delivery for Barclaycard Business, and also the founder of Career Dad.

Workflow is an interview series by Balance the Grind to get a glimpse into people’s working styles and workspaces. If you’re interested in sharing your workflow, submit it here!

Describe what you do: I manage the website and marketing automation teams for Barclaycard Business, the B2B payments part of Barclays. It’s a hybrid between a marketing role and a technical role, so some days are spent looking at customer journeys and page designs, others at web dev prioritisation backlogs. I also run a side business Career Dad, focussing on supporting dads at work.

How do you like your coffee: Constantly full. But white Americans, ideally with soya milk

Device(s) you use: Windows laptop + 32″ TV as a second screen, iPhone and MacBook Pro

Describe your working style in one sentence: Collaborative. I love working with others to solve complex solutions. I really miss face-to-face time right now.

What does your workspace look like: I’m lucky enough to have secured a room in our house a few years ago and made it into an office. However, it’s an office-cum-baby room. There’s baby toys all over the floor. But I have a desk, a whiteboard, a sofa and a couple of guitars. It’s pretty nice.

Do you have a favourite playlist for work: I spend most of my days on calls so music is off most of the time. However, when I need to zone out and write I like listening to piano music, and when I’m doing repetitive tasks where I need to concentrate I like rock.

Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Lewis Maleh, founder of Bently-Lewis.

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Hey there! I'm Hao, the Editor-in-Chief at Balance the Grind. We’re on a mission to showcase healthy work-life balance through interesting stories from people all over the world, in different careers and lifestyles.