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We share these tools freely to reflect the values of our namesake, Lawrence Hargrave, and our commitment to helping Australia become more innovative.

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* A Quest for Innovation

Written for leaders and teams (of all shapes and sizes), this ebook shares the secrets to long-term performance, improvement and growth, including tools and a step-by-step process.

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* Leaders Guide to Better Meetings

Too many meetings? You’re not alone. In The Leaders Guide to Better Meetings, we’ve used our Hargraves Question Canvas Methodology to capture the essence of the problem and provide tools and resources to help you ask questions, make meetings matter and ensure every voice is heard.

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* There’s More To Work Than Working

Recently, we’ve seen lots of research about the productivity gains and benefits of working from home, but perhaps it’s time to ask: Is there a cost? While we might be more productive now, are we sacrificing the very elements that make us better, smarter and happier workers and colleagues?

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* Thriving Teams for Collaboration & Growth

In our experience, collaboration thrives on 2 key attributes ― ’confidence’ and ‘connectedness’. This ebook shares 20 years’ experience and tools to help teams and individuals develop healthy collaboration.

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123 Innovate Guide

A guide to understanding ‘See Think Do’ and the process and method underpinning 123 Innovate.

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123 Innovate Individual Cards

48 question cards to help individuals – you – identify and address opportunities and challenges.

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123 Innovate Team Cards

48 question cards to help teams identify and address opportunities and challenges.

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20 Myths of Innovation

Sometimes in innovation, what you expect to happen, doesn’t. We call it a ‘myth of innovation’. Download our top 20 Myths of Innovation.

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Ask, Don’t Tell

Take some time to bring out the best in others through better question skills. Download the ‘Ask Don’t Tell’ Tool for questions and prompts to help you get started.

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Collaboration Diagnostic

Answer 6 simple questions to determine how you really feel about collaboration.

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Connect. Create. Celebrate. A step-by-step guide to physical workplace collaboration

As the working landscape continues to evolve, organisations have had to think on their feet and change how they do things. But how do you find the right balance between online and offline collaboration?

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Continuous Improvement Cycle

Learn how to set up and maintain a continuous improvement cycle and build and sustain successful digital teamworking habits using Digital Team Builder.

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Designing Collaboration for Senior Leaders Playbook

Simple steps to generate great collaboration behaviours and help you maximise the use of the digital collaboration tools that are right at your fingertips.

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Digital Collaboration Diagnostic

Use the Digital Collaboration Diagnostic to assess your team’s collaborative behaviours and identify which behaviours need attention most.

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Digital Team Builder Intro Pack

Don’t start with a blank page. Start building your digital team-working capability using the free Digital Team Builder Intro pack including strategy and tactics game-play cards.

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Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Deep Dive Question Canvas

Diversity, inclusion and belonging are critical for a healthy society, economy and workplace. This deep-dive canvas includes detailed questions to identify ways you can nurture diversity, inclusion and belonging, in-person and online.

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Good Is The Enemy Of Great​

Good performance doesn’t cut it anymore. People and teams have to be more resilient, more adaptive and more collaborative to maximise learning and change. People and teams have to be great.

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Governing Innovation for Performance​

Today, in a world of increasing competition and accelerating rates of change, leaders are faced with the dilemma of how to balance both ‘doing things right’ and ‘doing the right things’. It is time to ‘work different’.

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How do you recharge your team during times of uncertainty? (TeamPlay)

This TeamPlay includes questions from the Resilience @ Work toolkit, handpicked to help individuals and teams boost energy and resilience.

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How to create hybrid teams that work (ebook)

The transition from traditional office-based work to hybrid working can be daunting. Designed for team and workgroup leaders, this timely eBook breaks down the challenge into simple, logical steps. It’s a step-by-step guide to help you build successful hybrid teams from scratch. 

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Innovation Conversation

Based on our 123 Innovate See Think Do model, the Innovation Conversation has been designed to engage staff and colleagues when thinking through an idea. As you create a conversation and ask questions, your thinking will develop and the idea will evolve.

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Innovation Principles Diagnostic

Use this innovation diagnostic to assess your priorities and performance across 4 core areas – people, process, ideas and collaboration.

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Leadership Conversation Quickstart

A 1-page DIY tool including simple ideas to help you kick-start a conversation with your team, a colleague, a leader – anyone – about what good leadership means to you.

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Leadership Matters

Successful leadership demands innovation, superior skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others. This leadership ‘How to’ guide includes trigger questions to help leaders and teams gain consensus on how they work and behave.

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Pause & Reflect

Pause and reflect, take some time to think about what you’ve learnt and how you might apply it in your life and work.

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Remote Teams & Teamworking playbook

Download the Remote Teams Playbook with actionable steps to ensure the best use of your digital workplace collaboration tools.

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Resilience for Thriving Teams Kit

Download the free DIY Resilience for Thriving Teams toolkit to discover the actions you can take to build resilience and thriving teams.

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Sharing the Secrets of Successful Transformation

Break down the silos to collaborate and transform and explore our process to build healthy collaboration at work, both face-to-face and online.

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The Innovators Handbook 2022

As the working landscape continues to evolve, organisations have had to think on their feet and change how they do things. But how do you find the right balance between online and offline collaboration?

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The Modern Workplace Canvas for Thriving Teams

Whether you use Microsoft 365, Teams, Yammer, Slack or Workplace from Facebook, you already have the tools for better digital collaboration. Now you need to develop a ‘people first’ approach.

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Time To Love Your Work

Running a hybrid team isn’t easy. Use the free TeamPlay and a curated selection of action-oriented Strategy and Everyday Practice cards to explore ways to build a hybrid working model that gives flexibility around where AND when you work.

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