Innovation

Exploring the opportunities and barriers to collaboration with suppliers

In today’s challenging world, organisations must utilise every resource available for new ideas and innovation. Whilst sourcing innovation from staff and customers is well known, Hargraves members recently met to discuss and explore the opportunities and barriers to collaboration with suppliers. Coca-Cola Amatil raised the question with members and hosted the first meeting of our…

The big question facing many businesses today?

  The big question facing many businesses today is ‘to disrupt or be disrupted’. The Hargraves Disruptive Innovation Group was formed by Allan Ryan in response to the questions that leaders are asking, questions such as” “How ready is our organisation to do something big? (Are we INNOVATION FIT and how do we measure INNOVATION FITNESS?)”…

Appreciative Inquiry – not the only way to innovation

  Written by Guest, Don Dunoon. An approach to generating ideas for innovation that has gained much favour in recent years is Appreciative Inquiry (AI).  AI focuses on strengths and on building on what’s working well to elicit positive energy for change. There’s undoubtedly a place for a positive mindset and amplifying what’s already working….

Which conversations shaped your history?

and which will shape your future? Connecting through conversations. Before we cruise back 70,000 years to see how our ability to converse with flexible, adaptive language catalysed rates of evolution never before seen in living organisms, I’ll share some of my story; just so that you know where this blog is coming from. During postgrad university I…

Do you miss ‘conversation’?

Recently I was really challenged to connect innovators through, well, conversation — as opposed to the usual Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email,etc. Do you miss conversation? Despite the plethora of communication methods available to us in our pockets, there seems to be a lack of real conversation happening, a lack of authentic conversation. What does this…

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