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Four technology forces will shape the business strategy in 2016, writes IBRS' Dr Joe Sweeney In the view of IBRS, four technology forces will shape business strategy in 2016: Mobility, the Post PC Era, and Future Workplace Innovation As-a-Service Security Leadership Data Driven Business ...
Section: Content | Category: In The News | Date: Thursday, 18 February 2016 | Hits: 1142
Conclusion: Unless organisations invest in workplace transformation initiatives when acquiring expensive collaboration tools, they are unlikely to create an innovative and knowledge rich workforce. This is because while the tools such as software and video / web conferencing equipment may be used by a core group, widespread assimilation will probably ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Thursday, 28 August 2008 | Hits: 586
Conclusion: During the GFC many organisations lost their innovation mojo. As economic rationalism reigned, organisational cultures became stale, research and development budgets were cut and fresh ideas stopped flowing. Many IT groups, inured by fiscal constraint, became addicted to playing it safe. With innovation re-emerging on the corporate agenda, ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 27 September 2010 | Hits: 740
Conclusion: The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ annual innovation survey gives financial evidence to the rhetoric on innovation. The data presents strategic directions which could produce wider changes too, such as full casualisation in employment, coupled with technology investment by large businesses and structural underutilisation and deskilling, ...
Section: Content | Category: Workplace Innovation | Date: Tuesday, 04 October 2016 | Hits: 639
Conclusion: It is widely recognised that public sector organisations do not have the same market drivers as private enterprise to be able to innovate in the same way. Drivers such as competitive forces and profit incentives stimulate and support breakthrough innovation. However, by understanding the elements that are active when breakthrough innovation ...
Section: Content | Category: Workplace Innovation | Date: Wednesday, 03 August 2016 | Hits: 1362
Conclusion: CIOs must create a flexible workplace combined with astute people management practices to achieve service related productivity improvements and reduce IT costs. Creating the workplace and expecting that the benefits will accrue without astute team management is naïve. It is analogous to giving a new programmer complex specifications and, ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Tuesday, 24 December 2013 | Hits: 668
Conclusion: To achieve workplace assimilation of new or replacement business systems, staff must be well trained and convinced it is in their best interests to become proficient operatives. For assimilation to become a reality a comprehensive workplace change management program, that includes a systems training strategy, must be developed. The training ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Wednesday, 02 December 2015 | Hits: 314
Conclusion: Whether it be market pressures, skills shortages, budget shortfalls or a combination of these factors, it is important for organisations to imbed a culture of innovation into their businesses; not only to address the many issues facing them today, but also for the inevitable challenges that will arise in the future. There are no hard and ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 29 June 2012 | Hits: 751
Conclusion: innovation is top of mind for many CEOs across Australia. In fact, more than 86 % recognise that they need to invest more in R&D and innovation as part of the company strategy. However, there is a significant gap between the aspirations of organisations and the reality of innovation within these companies and entities. Knowing what behaviours ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 01 March 2015 | Hits: 472
Conclusion: It has been well established in recent reports that future workplaces will be significantly different from today and the workers of tomorrow will demand to work differently. Technology has enabled organisations to provide greater freedom to their workers with a new, greater understanding of the strength and weaknesses of flexible working. ...
Section: Content | Category: Infrastructure | Date: Friday, 02 October 2015 | Hits: 430