That difference is ‘community’ and the understanding that collaboration is key to innovation, and innovation is essential to growth.
Hargraves started with a conversation. And we’ve been helping leaders, teams, and organisations make change happen ever since – building Australia’s leading community of practice for collaboration and innovation along the way.
For over 16 years, our People-First approach has empowered individuals with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. Developing confident leaders, thriving teams and high-performing organisations.
Today, our open, collaborative community includes leaders, partners and experts, sharing experience and inspiring leading-edge tools and programs to boost performance and growth in the modern workday.
Making change happen, since 2006
Are you a people leader?
Or are you an innovation leader?
For people-leaders, building a thriving, collaborative culture where people and teams work together, in and across teams, is key. However, you can't just put a group of people in a room and expect them to work together. Teamwork takes work.
Team performance starts with building great collaboration habits. Different people with different backgrounds and ideas talking easily, listening respectfully and learning from each other. And through a clearly defined common purpose, trust and equal voice, everyone steps up and shares accountability.
Start by understanding why working collaboratively is important.
At Hargraves, we define innovation as "a new idea, or the new use of an old idea, that adds value when implemented". And 'being innovative' means "helping innovation happen", that is, having an innovation mindset.
It's really about making change happen. However, while some people aren't comfortable with change and new ideas, we live in a time where change is relentless and inevitable.
For innovation leaders, building a great idea and innovation starts with a mindset. That means helping team members identify their role in making innovation happen, understanding their story and nurturing their innovation mindset is key.
Start by exploring the theory behind an innovation mindset.
The Confident Team Leader
In 2022, every leader needs a high-performing team to deliver successful outcomes. But motivating and empowering teams to work collaboratively and deliver results doesn’t always come naturally.
In this toolkit, you’ll find a selection of tools and techniques to develop your leadership skills and inspire better teamwork and performance.
Confidence doesn’t come from results; confidence comes from training and a mindset that leads to results.
Ben Crowe, Mindset Coach
Why are some teams and organisations more successful?
Is it their people or teams? Their leaders or leadership?
Their resources or tools?
Every day, leaders and teams face new and different challenges. We know that sometimes you just need answers – fast. But other times, you want to embed the tools and behaviours that underpin better people, better ideas and better performance – for today and tomorrow.
Our experts can help you navigate your current challenge or equip your team with proven tools and techniques to build great collaborative behaviours and embed an innovation mindset.
Or perhaps you’d prefer a team or self-delivered approach? First, take a look at our suite of free downloadable tools. Then, head over to our Playbook for DIY products designed for better conversations, team-building and hybrid working.
Because when you build innovation into the DNA of a company, it lasts.
It just becomes part of what you do.
What people say about Hargraves
[The Collaborative Circle] was a truly valuable opportunity to connect with and learn from others facing the same challenges, regardless of industry and organisation size and dynamic.
I attend many of these thought-leadership events. However, for a variety of reasons, Hargraves Institute always seems to have just that little bit of something extra. Great stuff.
Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific
Allan was the keynote speaker at our innovation roadshow events. He distilled key messages down to simple, engaging bites that the staff could immediately relate to, demystifying the process of innovation.
The Hargraves ‘glue’ that connects its members is also a wealth of knowledge and capability. If Hargraves doesn’t have the answer, they can connect you with someone that does.
Albert Einstein famously said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” But for the new world of work, I say, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the same results.”
Allan Ryan, Founder & Executive Director, Hargraves Institute;
Adjunct Professor, UTS Business School