The end of work is closer than we think

Subsequent industrial revolutions have resulted in radical social and economic changes. Today the term “disruption” is ubiquitous, and the consequences of the changes continue under the “digital revolution” banner. We are now on the cusp of another workplace revolution - one that will inevitably lead to seismic changes in humanity’s social compacts and economic flows. … Continue reading The end of work is closer than we think

Could Design Centred Thinking be the solution to Australia’s innovation conundrum?

  Everything in our world is touched by “design” and therefore can be redesigned, a concept like design or human-centred thinking (DCT) provides leaders with a low-risk option for moving beyond the traditional mindset of “what can’t be done." Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Innovation Statement clearly signalled the need for Australian business leaders to rethink … Continue reading Could Design Centred Thinking be the solution to Australia’s innovation conundrum?

Why Performance Management Systems Fail to Deliver Better Performance

In the world of business, today’s leaders exist in a Darwinian fight for survival, where high rates of change and uncertainty are the key pressures determining their future. Using Darwin’s theories, you might say that in business, it is not the strongest that survive, nor the most intelligent, but those most responsive to change. The … Continue reading Why Performance Management Systems Fail to Deliver Better Performance

I’m travelling to Cambodia to build a village

In July I will be volunteering as part of a community build with Habitat for Humanity Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that was established to provide housing for low income families. Habitat for Humanity has built and repaired over 800,000 homes to date, as well as providing clean water and sanitation, livelihood training and education for … Continue reading I’m travelling to Cambodia to build a village

Open Government, how ready is Australia?

Open Government fundamentally aims to build and maintain a systematic approach to improving transparency, accountability and responsiveness to citizens. The shift towards Open Government emerged from the adoption of ‘e-Government’ in the mid-1990s. New technologies and computing platforms have already transformed the way communities, organisations and Governments communicate over the last ten years. It is … Continue reading Open Government, how ready is Australia?