Principal Consultant, Hargraves Institute
Tess worked in the area of organisational innovation for 15 years before joining Hargraves. Her experience includes managing her own company and working with several leading innovation consultancies, including six years implementing Open Innovation systems in Australia and internationally for InnovationXchange (IXC).
Her focus is on building innovation capability in organisations, large and small, public and private, and developing and implementing people-based innovation in a range of businesses and across many industries.
Tess understands that innovation is all about people. She helps organisations provide their employees with the opportunity, ability, and motivation to create ideas that make the enterprise a great workplace and a good business. Her unique insight into how stories can help organisations understand the people and motivation behind successful innovation led to the creation of the Hargraves Innovator Awards. These Awards recognise the individuals behind an innovation or idea and help leaders identify how and where innovation is happening in their organisation.
An expert facilitator, Tess runs interactive and practical sessions in innovation skills and leadership. She also conducts research and evaluation into issues related to innovation, collaboration, skills and training needs.
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