Culture blog

Measuring culture, climate and engagement
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I attended a fabulous organizational culture conference recently in Melbourne that took the audience right back to understanding  culture, climate and engagement measurement basics. To reinforce their importance as critical success factors in any organizational change or development process, and...
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Unfreezing the innovation permafrost
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At a recent Australian innovation conference, one of the presenters stated that “inertia leads to irrelevance.” Suggesting that organisations who are inactive, passive and even lazy about seeing innovation as a strategic lever for improving the bottom line, whether it...
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Innovation consulting
When I moved on from being a high powered corporate retail executive almost thirty years ago, I took the entrepreneurial leap and initiated a design management consultancy that served the Australian fashion and lifestyle industries. Interestingly, in those days, the...
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Building an agile and innovative culture
We are living in an age of disruption, where changes are accelerating making innovation a strategic and systemic necessity and competitive lever to ensure your organizations survival and sustainability. Living now in what Daniel Pink describes as “The Conceptual Age” our...
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What is driving innovation in Financial Technology?
Despite the banks (or perhaps, because of them) FinTech (financial technology) is on the rise in Australia. After all, more than half of Australian SMEs have a loan facility of some description, and only 30% are completely debt-free. It’s easy...
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Delivering a great customer experience
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I recently attended a fantastic business lunch presentation by John Stewart, who formed and leads Cisco's Security and Trust Organization, where he asked the captivated audience this disruptive question; Are you ready for a new world where the convergence of...
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Making innovation a habit
Making innovation a habit is disrupting the conventional leadership paradigm by the birth of the creative leader who cultivates an innovation culture: "The traditional way we've thought about leadership—which I would describe as leading from the front, this idea that...
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Making Sense of Enterprise Innovation
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One of the greatest challenges in designing client solutions within the innovation jigsaw puzzle is about making sense of enterprise  innovation in their organisational context. To create the coherence within the diversity and complexity of abstract terminologies and processes that...
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Top 8 reasons – importance of innovation to your business today
Change is accelerating so quickly, making innovation an urgent strategic & systemic necessity, as well as the key competitive lever left to ensure  organizational survival & sustainability. Living now in the Disruption, Digitization & Connection Ages, our attention needs to...
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Creativity as a collaborative process
Every once in awhile, an amazing book drops off the shelf, in front of your eyes and into your hands and resonates with you at the core of your being. ‘Creativity, Inc. Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the...
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