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The Economics of IKEA: Why Does Labor Lead to Love?

Loved (or loathed) by millions, IKEA is the worlds largest furniture retailer with a unique business model. Their brilliantly designed flat-pack furniture means the customer does the work, and IKEA has a low-cost, high-profit outcome. One of the secrets of IKEA’s success has been identified as ‘the IKEA Effect’, which states that people are more …

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Allan Ryan Innovation Coach

People first, technology second. Leadership in changing times.

This blog is a preliminary report of an action learning project currently underway. Hargraves Institute has been coaching the leadership team of an ASX company for nearly 12 months. Performance has been strong, with sales and the share price higher today than in October 2019. In October 2019, an executive offsite activity highlighted what was …

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What’s the value of an Innovation Coach?

Let’s face it. Innovation is hard work and requires leadership support if an organisation is going to be successful at it. And every innovation leader needs an innovation coach who can come alongside and help you, as an innovation leader, achieve success. Hargraves Innovation Coaching offers you a unique and advantageous opportunity to unlock your …

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The hot topic! Idea management systems

In this Collaborative Circle, Hargraves facilitated it’s first Idea Management Leaders Forum, with leaders from 18 diverse organisations representing over 100,000 employees across corporate and government. The hot topic was the introduction and ongoing operation of formal idea management systems. Key messages for leaders responsible for idea management implementation was discussed, with insights summarised below. …

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Mitigating Risk in Corporate Innovation

Interview with Mark Cohen, CTO, Domain.com.au  by Annette Dockerty. Domain, the property brand of Fairfax Media, is seen as the growth engine for the media organisation, figures for 2015 include 37% digital advertising revenue growth and 38% growth of revenue from Domain.com.au. In this interview with Domain CTO Mark Cohen, we explore how he addresses the challenges in …

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Are you ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

How is your organisation preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? How are you ensuring your skills evolve to meet the requirements of the future? This week the 2017 World Economic Forum is being held at Davos, Switzerland. The first key challenge is to come to grips with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The future will see …

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Data analytics, customer centricity, innovation – the memes we can’t seem to shake

Data and analytics are the means to an end. Unless your business is data analytics, the reason for you to excel in this discipline is for your organisation to survive, learn and grow. In the age of digital disruption, customer centricity and innovation have become the memes for company transformation programs to ensure the organisation …

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