Innovation & Strategy

View a curated selection of People-First tools and resources from Hargraves Institute. This list includes blogs about innovation & strategy execution.

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Pedalling Towards Success: 4 Lessons from the Tour de France

Over the past three weeks, I witnessed the grandeur of the Tour de France. As the world’s largest annual sporting event, the Tour has captivated audiences and enthusiasts for over a century. But beyond the excitement and athleticism, I discovered four essential reasons for its enduring success. These insights can also positively impact how we perform

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How can leaders use Sensemaking to unravel complex challenges?

Modern working brings a level of uncertainty and volatility that’s hard to fathom. Navigating post-pandemic, climate and global shocks makes it difficult to decide what to do and where to go next. For many team leaders, this insecurity erodes confidence in their ability to deliver. Yet future success depends on their ability to unravel complex

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How can leaders make sense of complex problems to create effective actions?

As we navigate the future of work, what surprises are in store for us? What complex challenges await? And most importantly, how can we make sense of those complex problems to not just survive, but thrive? According to PWC’s 2023 Future of Work report: In 2023 we stare in the face of complex challenges, many

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Managing the risks of hybrid working

The benefits of effective teams and groups have long been recognised within organisations. Highly functional and cohesive teams can enhance productivity, improve decision-making, and provide significant personal and group satisfaction. In addition, successful or winning teams have some notable characteristics that distinguish them from average or poor-performing groups. These characteristics play an important role in minimising and managing the risks of hybrid working.

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Great resignation? Great exhaustion? Great expectations?

Given all the recent press, you’ve no doubt heard about ‘the great resignation’. Essentially, as employees worldwide ponder their return to work, they’re also realising what they do (and don’t like) about their work/life priorities and doing something about it. In fact, research suggests that almost 40% of Australians are planning to change jobs. As

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How Can You Become An Adaptive Leader (With A Game Plan)?

Before the pandemic, agility was a foundation of success. But now, the world is a very different place. Leaders face new challenges from insular silos to hybrid work and climate change. And the rapid rate of change means leaders can no longer wait for more and more data before making decisions to move. Adaptive businesses

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How to achieve your hybrid working sweet spot: best for workers and leaders

Recently, Cameron Adams, co-founder of Canva, shared with the Sydney Morning Herald their fully flexible return to work strategy once lockdowns come to an end. In searching for the hybrid working sweet spot, he highlighted the value of building genuine connections. “We also realise that we need connection as a group, so everyone in Canva

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