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3 Organisational Structures for the Future of Work

3 Organisational Structures for the Future of Work

People want to work for purpose-led organisations, they want employee experiences that make a difference to them personally, that care for the environment and greater inclusivity. If the world and the way we work is changing that means a redesign of the organisational structure.

Are our systems too rigid for innovation?

Are our systems too rigid for innovation?

Systems are supposed to be dynamic and organic, changing with the needs of the people within them. The world is moving at a rapid rate, but can that be said of some of the systems humans have built? Is it just me, or do these systems seem more rigid than dynamic?

5 Things You'll Learn in our Leading Innovation Masterclass

5 Things You'll Learn in our Leading Innovation Masterclass

As with all great leaders, successful innovation leaders are always learning, relearning or unlearning. Our Leading Innovation Masterclass is custom created for team leaders, division managers, HR and marketing professionals, here are 5 things you’ll learn.

How to get real buy in for Design Thinking

How to get real buy in for Design Thinking

 Clients have told us that getting buy-in from other team members to use Design Thinking is one of their most common hurdles. Change is scary when it involves challenging ‘the way we’ve always done things’. Here are 7 tips to help you bring your team along for the ride.

Test, Fail, Learn and Deliver

Test, Fail, Learn and Deliver

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.

How Design Thinking Can Save Your Business Money

How Design Thinking Can Save Your Business Money

According to the Design Management Institute, ‘Every dollar spent on UX brings between $2 and $100 in return and design-centric companies 500 leading industries of US economy by 211%. So, how can Design Thinking save your business money? Here are 4 ways:

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Struggling with creativity? It’s difficult to think creatively when you’re tired, stressed and overwhelmed. There are some daily practices you can adopt to get you ‘brain fit’. Here are 7 ways to boost your creativity.

Barriers to Innovation - BAU Take Over

Barriers to Innovation - BAU Take Over

People tell me that innovation is very IMPORTANT to their organisation. It might be a key strategic pillar or a core value and that is good. But, how URGENT is innovation to your organisation? When I ask people this question, they wonder what the difference is or if it’s a trick question.  

The Shadow Side of Storytelling

The Shadow Side of Storytelling

Since the dawn of evolution, humans have communicated stories on cave walls, at the camp fire, through song, literature, film and advertising. There are many powerful reasons to tell stories - they give people a sense of purpose and belonging, unite over a common cause and reinforce identity. But there are shadow sides to storytelling…

My Australian Internship

My Australian Internship

Mike Oates completed his Master’s in Innovation Management in the UK and has just completed a 6 month internship at G2. At first we wondered if we would have enough work to keep him busy, before we knew it he had made himself irreplaceable. We asked Mike to write about his experience, this is what he said.

Ask an HR Expert: The Employee Experience

Ask an HR Expert: The Employee Experience

Why are organisations embracing design thinking to create a positive employee experience? We asked our resident HR expert, Kate O’Halloran this and other questions…

How connecting CX and EX gives you a Competitive Edge

How connecting CX and EX gives you a Competitive Edge

2018 may have been the the year of the Customer Experience (CX) and 2019 is the year of the Employee Experience (EX), but the two are inextricably linked. Organisations that understand this and allow their employees to thrive will always have the competitive advantage.

The Marketing Evolution: Then and Now

The Marketing Evolution: Then and Now

Today’s consumer has changed along with the landscape in which we market. Our latest infographic highlights the many ways that marketing has changed from then to now and how a human-cented design approach, is the best way to prepare for coming evolutions.

CX: The New Age of Marketing

CX: The New Age of Marketing

Customer expectations have been raised and they are taking control of how they engage with brands. Customer experience (CX) is the only thing that will differentiate organisations in the future. We spoke to Marianne Dodd, General Manager of Customer and Marketing at Sensis about how design thinking is the perfect tool to help organisations connect with their customer.

Why we changed how we measure success

Why we changed how we measure success

How does your business celebrate success? At G2 Innovation we ring a bell. When we first launched G2 it was such a great feeling to ring or even hear the bell. We’d achieved! We’d taken another step forward on our journey. The wolves were at bay and we were building our vision.

But there was a shadow side to our celebrations, which was hindering our growth and limiting the experience of our clients.

We needed a change...

Dooms Day or Hey Day? The difference is innovation.

Dooms Day or Hey Day? The difference is innovation.

As a supplier to the car manufacturing industry, the closing of Ford, Alcoa, Toyota and Holden made the future of Backwell IXL uncertain. They refer to this time as their ‘dooms day’. Read how Design Thinking changed the Organisation’s focus from ‘not losing’ to ‘winning’.

14 Things to Learn About Your Competitors

14 Things to Learn About Your Competitors

While you don’t want to follow your competitors (you have our own course), make sure you know exactly where they are, where they are going, if they are getting too close, and identify any gaps you can sail right through. Here are 14 things you can learn from your competitor…

Overcoming Barriers to Innovation

Overcoming Barriers to Innovation

We often ask teams to list barriers that stop or stall innovation. Regardless of industry, geography or profession, the same barriers and challenges surface. Co-Founder Andrew Jones discusses one of these barriers here…

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