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…

Innovation @ CSIRO [Case Study]

CSIRO’s ON Program helps scientists become innovators, from idea to application and beyond CSIRO has a rich (100 years) history in research and innovation. David Burt (Innovation Manager) provided an overview of the CSIRO’s ‘ON Program’, a three-month program for teams of CSIRO specialists to contribute to the ‘market validation and commercialisation’ stages of research.…

Step Change Commercialisation with Transport for NSW and Boeing

At the recent Step Change Commercialisation Workshop hosted by Griffith Hack, Hargraves members heard from two inspiring leaders, Scott Bourke, Lead OD Business Partner – Innovation, Transport for NSW and Jason Armstrong, Manager, Boeing Technology Centre. Transport for NSW Scott covered the changing dynamics of the new world of business which has seen a shift from a base…

Attention all Innovators – Griffith Hack’s Budget Brief

The Federal Government’s 2014-15 Budget has been heralded as the catalyst for generational change within the Australian economy. A review of the programs and initiatives retained or established by the Budget reveals the Government’s intention – to move the Australian economy away from its reliance on mining and low value-add manufacturing and towards industries that…

Do you envy those who get it right?

Do you envy those who get it right while you continue to put out fires and never get to work on the things that matter for the future? Our Step-Change Commercialisation Group has been working through a list of 10 impediments/barriers that they face every day in finding the balance between doing the things that…