Insights 2014

Are your Employees Engaged?

When asking the question “Is your organisation ready to be truly innovative” we also consider the subject of levels of Innovation capability and that to be truly innovative the total organisation needs to be engaged. At Hargraves, we identify the 5 levels of innovation maturity as:   Level of innovation maturity Type of innovation The…

How to create an innovation agenda that improves society and drives enduring business success

When Innovation, Profit and Purpose Collide  There’s been an uptake in interest about business purpose, which has spawned new structures such as social enterprises and B-Corps. However, the majority of economic and market power still resides with traditional businesses, and their challenge is to remain relevant and deliver outstanding shareholder returns. Less airtime has been…

Disrupting your way to success

Extract from Step Change Commercialisation Workshop  28 members and guests attended the video conference held in the Griffith Hack CBD offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. With presentations of 10-15 minutes, questions and then a general discussion during which the attendees were asked to nominate 2-3 lessons that they would take back to their organisations….

You say you are customer centric, but are you really?

The phrase “customer centricity” is a bit like the word “innovative”. Organisations say they are but there doesn’t seem to be any activity that exhibits it. Empathy is a key tenet of being customer led or customer inspired. Is empathy for your customers embedded in your culture? Here’s 3 easy ways to show that you…

Is your organisation ready to be truly innovative?

Often wonder why, despite your departments’ efforts and success at being innovative, the rest of your organisation just doesn’t get it and regards you as an irritant. It may be because your organisation doesn’t have the capability nor the innovation maturity to be able to perform consistently at this level. Some sections of your organisation…

Technology Driven Innovation – The Elon Musk Way

Anyone who is in the tech startup scene will always give Elon Musk his airtime on pretty much any subject. Why? Because he has been instrumental in the disruption of some of the world’s biggest institutions. Paypal (Financial Institutions), Tesla (Automotive Industry) and SpaceX (Space Exploration) are all part of his doing. So, when I receive an interview where…

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