Culture blog

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 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 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 organizational context. To create the coherence within the diversity and complexity of abstract terminologies and processes that...
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The 7 myths in developing an innovation culture
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As more organizations seek to embrace innovation as a lever for business growth and transformation, we have noticed that some organizations still haven't managed to create a common understanding of what innovation really means. As well as the possibilities innovation...
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Innovate to learn by doing
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When I was Qantas airline hostess (in the pre ‘flight attendant’ days) I was required to attend and pass, very strict Emergency Procedures (EP) training. This involved a week-long, comprehensive experiential training session, teaching us how to evacuate a 747...
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Cultivating innovation agility
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In a recent Forbes article, “What Innovation is, and isn’t” by Rob Preston, from Oracle, suggested that consumers are suffering a bout of “innovation fatigue.” Presenting data from a communications firm, Ketchums’ new Innovation Kernel study, which was designed to...
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