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.

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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Innovation requires experimentation
I wish I had known about Clayton Christensen’s research on living overseas as one of the three ways of exploring how innovation requires experimentation.  It certainly would have contributed to my success by increasing my capacity for innovation, before I...
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Dancing with Disruption
In the Executive Summary of the 2014 Front End of Innovation Conference, produced by the Institute for International Research, the author introduces us to the notion of dancing with disruption with this statement: “Welcome to Business as unusual. Business as...
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Innovation and shifting corporate consciousness
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In a recent Fast Company article ‘Why Millennials Don’t Want to Buy Stuff’ the author states that “Humanity is experiencing an evolution in consciousness. We are starting to think differently about what it means to ‘own’ something.” Suggesting that technology...
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People’s resistance to change and innovation
I recently shared a very deep and meaningful conversation with a very accomplished US based Russian trained TRIZ practitioner - TRIZ involves working with the “theory of inventive problem solving.” As many of you are also aware, at ImagineNation™ our...
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5 key innovation imperatives
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Language and culture are inseparable in that what we say influences what we think, what we feel and what we believe. This is reinforced at the corporate level in a recent HBR blog, by Kevin Allen, “How language shapes your...
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Innovation culture – where the spirit of innovation flourishes
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I have been wondering for some time, how to perceive the unprecedented levels of global volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) as opportunities and catalysts for radical changes. Towards creating an innovation culture, where the spirit of innovation flourishes. Some...
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