As you can imagine, I spend a fair amount of time keeping up with changes and challenges faced by industry and business in the fields of change management and innovation. So I’m constantly on the lookout for information and news that may impact behaviour and best practice across organisations.
Here’s a pick of what I’ve been attracted to this week:
In Australia, our index is dominated by banks more than any other developed … is preparing for a total change in systems over the next few years, which carries extra … In Australia, clients have responded to high wealth management fees and …
Australia’s gas market is entering a time of change: increasing supply, such as coal … Matt Zema, managing director and chief executive of AEMO, noted that this …
As Australian Ageing Agenda has previously reported, despite almost a … in the sector meant some organisations were primarily focussed on responding to change. … “Any new technology requires proper project management processes and …
But when the right change management programs sit alongside either targeted initiatives or broader transformation programs, the potential overall impact of …
“Lots of organisations have got big change managementprocesses going on, and what I’m finding slightly strange is that they’re not linking their performance …
The Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs), co-created by .au Domain Administration (auDA) and InternetNZ, is an annual awards event which acknowledges those who excel in making the Internet a more …
Unilever Foundry and Lions Innovation are partnering to launch “Foundry 50 at Cannes” – a search for the world’s top 50 marketing technology startups that are innovating to help brands better connect, engage and relate with …
This is your permanent identity for Business Insider Australia. Email address. Your email must be valid for account activation. Password Minimum of 8 … In a recent conversation with economist Tyler Cowen at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Thiel gave a very simple, and very libertarian, explanation for why innovation is happening only behind screens. We’re in a “two-track” era of innovation, he said, with lots of breakthroughs happening in the world …
Australia needs to step out of its comfort zone and work on the basics in order to attract and retain talented people in the tech space before we can get e.
A new incentive spearheaded by AusBiotech has been launched to provide information on a new proposed tax policy measure to support Australian companies working.
In the second article on innovation stakeholder management, Anthony Ferrier focuses on two examples where he tried to generate broad support for innovation.
Where My Words Have Travelled
I publish around the place from time to time. Here’s the latest:
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are the subject of a lot debate in the blogosphere. Will they be a disruptive technology for universities? Will they take over the trainer’s job in corporate organizations?
From a higher education perspective, it’s easy to see the selling point for students
In 1987 Paul O’Neill became the CEO of Alcoa. Taking over the helm of a company usually means making grand statements about finances, about cutting costs, and change the investment priorities. But what O’Neill did at his first investor press conference was a little different.
To improve productivity in organizations you need only get leaders out in the field
The controversial Koch brothers wrote a book called the Science of Success (2007). I don’t recommend you read it as it’s one of those books that successful people write where they think they were successful because of these management techniques, whereas it’s more likely that because they were successful they could try out these management techniques (fads of the day?).
According to the ASTD’s 2013 State of the Industry Report, U.S. organizations spent $164.2 billion on employee learning and development in 2012. The report does a good job of categorizing and classifying expenditure. But what about ROI? How can managers structure training to ensure a positive ROI?
How often have you rolled out a new IT project that failed to deliver the desired benefits? Most projects fail to deliver benefits because of poor change management. Little to no attention is paid to the people side.
From the Vault
One of the most viewed posts on this blog is Top Ten Ways to Show Appreciation to Staff, and today I received yet another reminder about how important it is to acknowledge your staff and who you work with.
A person I worked with on a previous consulting assignment has decided to move on because she feels under appreciated. She is a gun; this is a huge loss to the business in question.
LAST month I wrote about Kaizen versus innovation, and how neither is better than the other they are in fact two elements of the same thing.
But in any project, whether kaizen problem solving initiative or a completely new innovation there is often a drive to deliver quick wins.
Instead of focusing on quick wins, focus on the big wins. These are the hard things, often strategic and often focused at the constraint of the organisation. This means dramatic changes and upside when cracked.