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.

What does it mean to cultivate a Fail Fast Culture?
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I recently met with a client, who was seeking our ideas, information, and input towards what might be involved in cultivating a fail-fast culture. It was an interesting discovery conversation, causing me to explore what elements need to be in...
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Measuring culture, climate and engagement
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I attended a fabulous organizational culture conference recently in Melbourne that enabled the audience to revert back to understanding the culture, climate and engagement measurement fundamentals. It reinforced their individual importance as critical success factors in organisational change or development...
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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 some organisations, and even some governments who are inactive, passive and even lazy about making changes that modernity demands are actually in...
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Innovation consulting to drive speed and agility
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Almost thirty years ago, I took the entrepreneurial leap and initiated a design management consultancy to serve and add value to the Australian fashion and lifestyle industries. In those days, the focus was on stabilizing innovation entrepreneurial businesses through conventional...
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Building an agile and innovative culture for business growth
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We are living in an age of massive disruption. Where exponential changes are making innovation a strategic and systemic necessity, and the key competitive lever to ensure your organisation's growth and sustainability. We are also living in what Daniel Pink...
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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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Insights from my Israel start-up immersion
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I was thrilled, when my esteemed colleague, Tania de Jong invited me to present a Master Class at the Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2016 Conference. Tania and I first met several years ago, when she was part of an Australian...
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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. He captivated the audience with this disruptive question; Are you ready for a new world where the convergence of mobility,...
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Making innovation a habit
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Disrupting the conventional leadership paradigm by the birth of creative leaders who boldly and courageously cultivate an innovation culture, and make innovation a habit: "The traditional way we've thought about leadership—which I would describe as leading from the front, this...
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Making Sense of Enterprise Innovation
One of the greatest challenges in designing client solutions within the innovation jigsaw puzzle is about making sense of enterprise innovation in their organizational context. To create the coherence within the diversity and complexity of abstract terminologies and processes that...
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