Innovation & Your Organisation

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A new formula for the future

Where do you start? Ask yourself 3 questions. Do you truly understand the changing needs and aspirations of your customers, non-customers and the wider community in which you operate? Do you work collaboratively in teams and between teams, internally and externally, to deliver better, faster, and with fewer resources? Do you continually transform your business model,…

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The hot topic! Idea management systems

This month, Hargraves facilitated our first Idea Management Leaders Forum, with leaders from 18 diverse organisations representing over 100,000 employees across corporate and government. The hot topic was the introduction and ongoing operation of formal idea management systems. Key messages for leaders responsible for idea management implementation was discussed, with insights summarised below. Ensure there…

Mitigating Risk in Corporate Innovation

Interview with Mark Cohen, CTO, Domain.com.au  by Annette Dockerty. Domain, the property brand of Fairfax Media, is seen as the growth engine for the media organisation, figures for 2015 include 37% digital advertising revenue growth and 38% growth of revenue from Domain.com.au. In this interview with Domain CTO Mark Cohen, we explore how he addresses the challenges in…

What’s the question most leaders are afraid of?

Innovation, Strategy and Risk (Part 1) The recent turbulence of our market has a well-established ruthlessness in decimating long loved institutions. Brands once considered to be indomitable, such as Kodak, Nokia and Australia’s automotive industry, are disappearing faster than the Amazon; whilst Uber, AirBNB, and, somewhat ironically, Amazon Inc, are exploding in scale, dominance and…

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Ignite & Inspire Innovation

Recently the Hargraves Victorian group met at the amazing offices of AGL to collaborate, share and inspire each other. I was amazed to see how quickly the group engaged and got right into sharing their challenges and were so open to new and diverse opinions in such a short space of time. So what did…

Why do some organisations get innovation while others struggle to make it happen?

Innovation is anything that is new that, when implemented, adds value, with the emphasis on “when implemented”. Innovation is not hackathons, it’s not implementing idea management systems. IDEAS exist everywhere in organisations. It’s implementing good ideas that organisations struggle with as too often they are encumbered with focussing on ‘business as usual’. I was reminded…

Sharing the secrets of successful transition

I have been an admirer of Hargraves Institute for almost 8 years now, from a member perspective. Hargraves’ ethos of sharing and collaborating to solve problems, is what every organisation needs, whether small or large, public or private, conventional or new. Hargraves has continued to reinvent its innovation offering since its inception. It still brings…

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