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:
Co-design enables a range of people to creatively contribute to the solution of a problem. Many organisations create the ‘illusion of co-design’. I worked for one such organisation, here is what happened…
It was so exciting to be part of the Bendigo Invention and Innovation Festival with so many dynamic speakers gathered in a regional city. I got to spend the day attending talks and seminars to find exciting tidbits to share with our G2 Innovation community. Here are my top 5 take aways:
An innovation strategy can be the difference between an organisation that peaks then flounders and an iconic organisation with sustained growth and longevity. To demonstrate, here’s a story of two candle-making companies, one with an innovation strategy and one without.
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?
Collaboration should be a positive experience for all parties and most importantly, for the end users. Whoever you’re collaborating with, the partnership must be win:win and the value at the forefront of even the most preliminary discussion. Here are our tips to consider before a collaboration.
Marketing and Innovation are business’s catch 22. Innovations are rarely discovered to be valuable without effective marketing (or storytelling) and marketing won’t be effective if the product or service doesn’t add value to the customer. The good news is, the Design Thinking framework we apply to innovation, has amazing impact in marketing too. Read on to find out how.
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.
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.
Frontline staff are often the public face of an organisation, they hear customer concerns, see where systems fail, where processes are cumbersome and when complaints go unaddressed. Some may see opportunities for change and growth, but when there isn’t a process to support ideas, they learn to stay close-lipped, becoming disgruntled and disengaged. Here’s how to capitalise on the ultimate insight to innovation, the frontline.
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.
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.
So, you’ve decided to start an innovation transformation program. You’ve gained commitment from the powers-that-be, you’ve mapped out how the program will run and now you just need to put together your first group of innovation champions.
The Silver City Writing Tablet is one of the most used items in offices all over the world and it was an innovation from Tasmania. Do you know what it is? This and other innovations from the Apple Isle in Tasmania.
Innovation has become a major factor in determining organisations' longevity and success. That's where an innovation strategy comes into play, it is the where, what, how and who of innovation. Having, knowing and using your innovation strategy puts you at the helm of the boat.
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.
Only 10% of those who make a resolution stick to it. Those that do stick to their resolutions don’t just say it out loud and hope for the best, they build it into their routine, they seek out professional health advice, personal training or go to a career consultant. The same goes for business.
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.
Watching trends is essential for innovation. They can inspire new products and services, help identify threats and opportunities, preempt competitors and disruption, save time and money and motivate innovation and enable change. Here are just a taste of the trends that will shape 2018.
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.
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.
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.
if you’re running or working in an organisation that wants to stay at the top of its game, then knowing how to spot, use and manipulate trends is increasingly important. In this blog, we explore five pertinent skills you will gain from attending one of G2 Innovation's Trends Workshops.
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.