Culture blog

Our culture blog is about helping organisations adapt, grown and innovate through disruption with OGI®. Where changes are accelerating making innovation a strategic and systemic necessity and competitive lever to adapt, grow and innovate in a connected world. For business and digital transformation efforts to succeed, there needs to be an effective bridge that links organizational strategy, technological change, within the organisations system, to the individual and collective human factors, which are expressed through culture.

Culture is about connecting with and sharing people’s values and beliefs, understanding and hearing their thoughts, developing positive rituals and supportive and aligned communication, reward and recognition systems. It is also about encouraging and role modeling the desired behaviours that motivate, inspire and lead improved business performance.

Innovation culture involves creating a psychologically safe environment where people are trusted and have permission to collaborate, experiment and innovate.

Organisations that embrace this and do it successfully, will develop a new breed of knowledge workers, who know how to be, think and act differently, who are adaptive, operate with speed, agility, and are resilient.

By embracing a strategic and systemic approach to contextualising, measuring and benchmarking culture, by understanding, quantifying and shifting an organisations collective mindset through The Organizational Growth Indicator® (the OGI®).  The OGI® is an ability measure that reveals both the strengths & the constraints occurring in your organisation that impacts your ability to affect value creation for your customers & organisational growth for your business.

The OGI® provides the hard data that enables you to reshape your individual leaders’ mindsets & your organisations collective growth mindsets. To enhance your capability in resetting the rules for successfully leading the way in tackling the changes and challenges emerging in the 21st century.

Simplifying strategic alignment – building resilient and sustainable organisations
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In my early days at Compass Learning, I designed and delivered a range of top team strategic alignment and development programs. Where the focus was on enabling and empowering team members to metaphorically “sing from the same song sheet.” By...
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Key Obstacles to Innovation Performance
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Innovation has become one of the most important factors for long-term success. Because of the fast pace of global innovation and change, organisations must improve their performance more frequently than ever before. Although the ability to develop new ideas fast...
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Creating a collaborative workplace culture
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Some CEO’S, executive teams, and leaders mistakenly assume that organisational culture is simply a social phenomenon that they have no control over, and cannot impact. Yet, according to Gallup, CEO’s, executive teams and leaders are the key catalysts towards creating...
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Radically rethinking work – maximizing intelligence
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It seems that the waves of change are not going to subside anytime soon. As AI and other advanced technologies permeate the workplace, flipping mindsets, learning new behaviours and skills and shaping organisational cultures are causing us to radically rethink...
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Leveraging talent in the fourth industrial revolution
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The world is now entering the third wave of digital innovation, leveling up out of the internet and connectivity era into what the World Economic Forum is calling the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. This poses a great opportunity for leaders, organisations...
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Generating creative energy to innovate
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What if there is a way to create coherence, align people’s hearts and minds as well as build a healthy work environment that generates learning and results in organisational re-organisation and transformation? At ImagineNation™ we know that this can be...
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Leading People in the Digital Age
We are living in an era defined by one continual exponential technology wave after another, called the Digital Age. It is transforming everything we do, from how we do business and putting leading people in the Digital Age at the...
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Why mindsets matter in digital innovation
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In our March blog “Taking the path to digital transformation” we described how leading innovators, R&D and new-product development have become digital innovation endeavors. How eleven of the fifty companies named in BCG’s 2018 ranking of the most innovative companies...
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Taking the path to digital transformation
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It is becoming more and more apparent that we are living in a moment of profound possibility and enormous disruption. Where the old business paradigms are dying and innovative new ones are emerging, especially creating new ways of integrating people...
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Learn to Fail Fast through Playfulness
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In last month’s blog, Cultivating a Fail Fast Culture – as a manifestation of learning & exploration we explored what it means to take a reflective stance, to use the experience of failure to support ourselves and others we interact...
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