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Design Thinking and the Future of Human Resources

Design Thinking and the Future of Human Resources

Continuous transformation in the workplace is the new norm. To meet this new world and prepare for the future of work, HR teams are shifting focus from resource management to talent management, from recruitment to engagement, from internally focussed to user focussed, from hierarchical structure to empowering individuals.  

Y2K TO CX: THE FUTURE OF MARKETING

Y2K TO CX: THE FUTURE OF MARKETING

Merryn Olifent spent New Year’s Eve 1999 in the boardroom of Hewlett Packard waiting for the Y2k crisis. Since then, she’s been at the forefront of digital technology and marketing. We asked her to share the most significant changes to marketing.

4 Tips for Marketing Innovation

4 Tips for Marketing Innovation

Is your marketing a little less Gruen and a little more Mad Men? Is your creativity relegated to managing staff, maintaining budgets, comparing conversion rates, writing briefs and encouraging others to develop the great ideas for you? Read our 4 tips on how to innovate your marketing.

10 Quick Tips for Innovation Beginners

10 Quick Tips for Innovation Beginners

Innovation is undeniably important and that won’t ever change. However, for the unaffiliated, knowing how to start your innovation journey can be daunting. That’s why we created our top ten tips for innovation beginners.

Design Thinking - Revolutionising Healthcare

Design Thinking - Revolutionising Healthcare

The healthcare focus has shifted from volume to value, but it doesn’t remove existing pressures on an already stretched system. That’s why Design Thinking is the perfect framework to drive healthcare innovation - it thrives on barriers, and restrictions, by using fast, cheap and efficient tools and processes to create impact.

THE EMPOWERMENT OF THE END-USER

THE EMPOWERMENT OF THE END-USER

Never before have end-users been so empowered. No longer passive observers, end-users are active participants who educate themselves about your products and services long before they engage with your organisation. 

How the 'Amazon Effect' will impact every Australian

How the 'Amazon Effect' will impact every Australian

If you work in or own a business, then Amazon will change the life of the people (customers, colleagues, stakeholders) around you. This is because Amazon does a few things very, very well and sooner or later, these people will expect the same from you.

Here are three examples of how the 'Amazon Effect' will have side-effects for every Australian.  

Design Sprints (and why you need one...)

Design Sprints (and why you need one...)

Jake Knapp has written a book on them, Google rave about them and G2 Innovation deliver them. Yes, Design Sprints are here! Find out what they are all about, and learn why you and your team need one,

3 Clever Cases of User-Centric Innovation

3 Clever Cases of User-Centric Innovation

If the skyrocketing success of Uber, Xero, Airbnb or Deliveroo has taught us anything, it’s that user-centric principles can be applied to the service industry as well as product creation. Here are 3 examples of successful user-centric innovation that transformed their organisations. 

What is Design Thinking Training?

What is Design Thinking Training?

Images of Post-its, Plasticine and Lego have become synonymous with Design Thinking training, but you'd be forgiven for wondering if they are really what this powerful process is about. In this blog we bust some misconceptions and give you a taste of our training workshops.

Trend Alert:  The Rise of the Human

Trend Alert: The Rise of the Human

In a world that is increasingly reliant on technology, will humans be the difference between growth and instability? We think so! In our latest blog we discuss the trend for human-centricity and why business needs to sit up and take notice.

Design Thinking Your Culture

Design Thinking Your Culture

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. 

Politics, Business and Design Thinking

Politics, Business and Design Thinking

2016 is likely to go down as one of the most significant 12 months in politics of the 21st century, however, these events also mark an opportunity for a new kind of leadership in politics and business alike. The peoples' voices have not been heard, so now it's time to learn to listen. Andrew Jones' discusses how a Design Thinking approach has the potential to provide the solution. 

Spotlights, curtain calls and lessons in low-fi prototyping...

Spotlights, curtain calls and lessons in low-fi prototyping...

Buzz phrases like low-fi and MVP might stem from silicon valley, but there's another industry that's been pioneering lean, iterative and highly creative behaviour for generations, and both big and small business could learn a thing or two from them...

What is Design Thinking?

What is Design Thinking?

What is Design Thinking and why has it become the go-to process for problem solving, innovation and driving a business and brand forward?

 

 

We really need to talk about Scaling up…

We really need to talk about Scaling up…

Start-ups may be what's hot in the media and political agendas at the moment, but there's another economy growing opportunity we all need to paying attention to, and that's the scale-up.  In this blog we discuss how the scale-up is essential to shaping a more vibrant and progressive economy. 

 

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