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.
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.
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.
Steve Jobs, Mary Barra and Jeff Bezos are wonderful teachers but innovation leaders are not just CEOs or founders of multi-million-dollar start ups. Team leaders, division managers, HR and marketing professionals can all be innovation leaders - here we identify 10 qualities of successful innovation leaders.
When thinking about innovation, we often think of Google, Uber, the iPod, but these are radical innovations and quite rare. In successful businesses, around 70% of their innovation is incremental - small improvements like software upgrades, new flavours or a grip on the handle. How do organisations stay competitive driving more radical forms of innovation?
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:
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mia Freedman created a media empire, Georgina McEncroe created a rideshare for women and Melanie Perkins created an online design platform becoming the second Australian company valued at over $US1 billion.
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.
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’.
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…
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…
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.
The world around us is moving fast. As Einstein said, ‘you can't do what you've always done and expect different results’. You can't just keep working harder and faster hoping to keep up. You won’t. Instead you’ll get disrupted.
In our Digital Disruptions series, we deep dive into digital disruptions likely to impact your business. We tease out key features, how it might affect your user and opportunities it presents for your business - all it bite-sized easy-to-digest infographics. First up, Digital Disruptions: Blockchain.
2019 and 2020 have been coined the years’ of the employee experience (EX). So why is there such a focus on optimising the employee experience and why should HR Practitioners or business owners be concerned with it?
Design Sprints are the fastest way to determine if an idea is worth developing, a feature is worth the effort, or if your value proposition is valid. With a Design Sprint teams can eliminate challenges and expediate results by defining, prototyping, testing and validating in just 5 days. Here’s how…
Good leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievements from ordinary people. Knowing that collaboration is vital to innovation, how do you keep teams motivated with a multitude of personalities, ambitions and motivators? We asked two innovation workshop facilitators…