I hate change! In fact, I don’t even like change. I holiday at the same place, eat at the same restaurants and often order the same meal. So how does someone with an aversion to change work for a company that promotes, encourages and trains thousands of people to innovate and make … change? Here’s my top 3 tips:
Culture is what people do when no one is looking. If this statement rings true, what are the employees in your company doing when no one is looking? What is your company culture? How do employees know ‘how things are done around here’? Is your tribe thriving, fighting or flailing?
Your purpose is the rudder that keeps your organisation on course. It's your strategic starting point that helps you filter what you shouldn't do and focus on what you should. With a clear purpose you can transcend technologies and prevent disruption, change markets and gain a competitive advantage.
While Christmas parties present a great opportunity to reward employees and celebrate achievements, it does little to improve workplace culture if such things are only expressed once a year. Support your culture so your culture can support innovation.
Hollywood movies like 'Horrible Bosses' and the TV series 'The Office' have captured the topic of toxic workplace culture with hilarity. Most of us "get it" because we've experienced a workplace culture fail, from the extreme of a boss to be feared to the life-sapping office vibe. We discuss the role Design Thinking can play in curing these unhealthy cultures and building better businesses.
It’s January and you’ve definitely had enough of tinsel, baked ham and end of year parties for one year. You’re back at the office, it’s quiet, the staff that aren’t on holiday are a little subdued and you're looking for a way to keep productivity high and start the year with a bang of energy and action... Sound familiar? Here are a few tips that might kickstart your best year yet!
Bonsai trees, office yoga, desk massages, hack-a-thons, idea zones, poetry corners...we've all heard of some alternative and unique ideas for inspiring creativity within an organisation - the wacky, the questionable and those that are actually quite intriguing and plausible! What works for one organisation may not work for another but ultimately, finding ways to harness creativity is key to ensuring your organisation's culture will nurture innovation and growth . So here is a 5-point guide to get you started in establishing an effective Culture of Innovation...