Culture blog

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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What does it mean to cultivate a safe 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 safe fail-fast culture. It was an interesting discovery conversation, causing me to explore what elements need to be...
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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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