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.
We all have the same amount of time as Einstein, the same as Zuckerberg, the same as Elon Musk, the same as our favourite musicians and as our favourite author. Everyone has just 24 hours a day. In this blog we share some tips to make you more like Musk and less like the White Rabbit.
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...
When it comes to innovating, collaboration is often vital to success. However, if you've been on the receiving end of a poisonous partnership then collaborating can be an excruciating process. We discuss the benefits and pitfalls of collaboration, and look at what it really takes to successfully collaborate and innovate.
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!
This blog is perfect for both those feeling inspired by New Year goal setting and for those feeling the pressure of what lies ahead. Regardless of your motivation, these tips are sure to have you attaining your goals and mastering challenges into 2017 and beyond.
Ever since Coca Cola gave us the 'The have a coke with...' campaign the personalisation trend has been on the rise to the point that in 2017 we'll see personalisation reach new heights of tailoring. In this blog, we analyse the trend and explore how businesses can harness its power in the future.
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.
In times of trouble or mounting pressure many people turn to advisors for help, but what happens when those you trust most are on the brink of disruption? We look at what future thinking advisors are achieving and some of the opportunities that lie ahead for this industry.
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...
Creativity isn't a magic or mystic phenomenon - we all possess the capacity to be creative. These 5 brain hacks can help you to tap into your innate potential for problem solving and original thinking.
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.
We (the general population) love wearables - there's no doubt about it, and, whilst they don't show signs of fading out any time soon as a mega trend, there is, however, an exciting concept lurking in the shadows... The next generation of wearables: the 'Internable' - an area of development which is ripe with innovation opportunity and we believe it's only a matter of time before this starts to challenge the mighty wearable for its throne...
We take a look at the life cycle of some of the world's most iconic brands in this infographic series...you may be surprised to find out where some ideas originated from and there are important lessons to be learned from those who ultimately failed.
Hint: It’s not a fear of Mexican food! Ever felt like the world is moving just that little bit too fast for you? Well, you're not alone...this feeling; fearing the pace of change has actually been given a name: 'Tachophobia'. In this blog, we explore this concept; looking at where, how and why it has been evident throughout innovation history...
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...
Want to get lean in 2016? No, we're not trying to promote the latest diet fad or practice our own kind of disruptive innovation by entering the health & fitness market in the New Year! We're talking lean innovation; a strategy that boasts plenty of business opportunities and could be the fresh innovation direction your organisation is looking for in 2016.
From communication through to creativity, soft-skills play a key role in the future of manufacturing. We take a look at how and why they are such a fundamental part of an organisation, and how they will enable this industry to grow and prosper.
The Australian Government's Innovation Statement a.k.a 'The Ideas Boom' has finally been released. Here we discuss what it really means for business and what your business should be doing to make the most of it?
Perhaps you're an employee longing to see your big idea for the Company come to fruition? Or perhaps you're an employer keen to create a culture of enterprise and Innovation in your team? Either way, being able to activate some intrapreneurism is bound to kickstart the process. We've created our six top tips to help you on your way to success.
If you’ve ever googled "What is Innovation?” you’ll know that there are more than a million ways to answer that question. Unfortunately, only a handful of these definitions will actually help you achieve the holy grail that is Innovation. Here we outline the best way to define and think about Innovation, specifically for those who want to achieve it.