As part of the Commonwealth Government’s Innovation Month to celebrate thinking differently, being creative and trying new approaches, they invited organisations to share their stories with the theme: Test, Fail, Lean and Deliver. We couldn’t resist.
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.
2 years ago Bernard Brussow was a burdened man. As CEO of a downstream supplier to the automotive industry, he knew the enterprise was facing troubling times. Determined to make a difference, he engaged G2 Innovation to deliver innovation training to a group of IXL employees. This is the story of how a potential doomsday turned into to a deliverance that could be worth millions...
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.
Increasing customer intimacy is one of the most common goals of the 21st Century business. Are Co-creators the secret?
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!
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.
Ideas are wonderful things, until they start costing you money. Right? We all love a good idea, but how do we follow it through without investing large sums of cash, risking jobs and collegial respect if things don't go to plan. Being open to failure is one thing, being successful at it is another. Andrew Jones, outlines some simple tips you can implement, that take the fear out of failure and the price out of prototyping.
For the latest article in our Trends in Manufacturing series, we welcome the newest member of our team, Lizzie Williams. Lizzie looks at the ever improving and fast moving world of 3D printing, and what exciting opportunities it offers enterprising manufacturers.
Continuing our series on Trends in Manufacturing we look at Innovation and the Supply Chain. From Ikea's purchase of a Romanian Forest to the growth in Distributed Manufacturing, we examine how businesses today need to be thinking beyond traditional supply chains and considering how they'll keep up in a world where factories and distribution centres could one day be obsolete.
When you think of autonomy in your workplace, you may think of your independent workers, those people who can take their own initiative, who are trusted to “just get on with it.” When it comes to achieving a Culture of Innovation, autonomy means having an entire workforce like this…and more.
We often hear that the reason a business is flagging is because the team involved don't know how to be innovative. However, Innovation is not about natural creativity or ability, It's about having the confidence to use your existing skills differently. That's what we call Innovation Confidence, and here's 5 tips to start instilling it in your team.