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Conclusion: The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ annual innovation survey quantifies the efforts of businesses in all industries. The status of innovation is quite mixed, between small businesses which tinker at the edges and larger enterprises which are more thorough. Innovation is not one thing – it is a variety of actions which can be implemented. ...
Section: Content | Category: Workplace Innovation | Date: Friday, 02 September 2016 | Hits: 902
In the technology industry Apple, Google, Amazon and others are seen as synonymous with innovation. These companies disrupted prevailing business processes and changed the way people use music, buy products or even write documents. From their design, software tools, and e commerce, what these corporations have done to business around the world is dynamic. ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Hits: 570
Conclusion: Web 2.0 ideas and technologies are still evolving rapidly, but it is possible to identify likely dimensions along which further innovation can be expected. The most mature aspect of Web 2.0 arguably consists of simple/elegant web based community tools. Investing in this area is worthwhile, but the effort should best be channelled into the ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Saturday, 28 April 2007 | Hits: 480
You have probably already started some mobility initiatives for your organisation, and that is a good thing, because mobility has the potential to be truly transformative to many, many industries. Not only does it change where work gets done, but in many cases it can change how work gets done, and even who does the work. It can actually alter the structure ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 29 August 2016 | Hits: 657
Conclusion: For outsourced IT or business processes, innovation that is measurable and practical must be managed and aligned with your outsourcing provider. The further up the business value chain you engage in offshoring and outsourcing, the more critical this development and integration of innovation becomes. Unfortunately in practice this has proven ...
Section: Content | Category: Operations & Service Delivery | Date: Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Hits: 804
Conclusion: Innovation is becoming increasingly important in the 21st century organisation, whether it be companies growing or keeping their customers or the public sector, trying to deliver services with ever decreasing budget – innovation will play a key role as established models for business processes become increasingly under strain. A crucial ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Tuesday, 31 December 2013 | Hits: 1656
Conclusion: The concept of innovation has been gaining wider acceptance in the past few years, particularly in line with the explosion of the Internet and social media. However, many organisations are still following the model that new ideas will be generated by the clever people within the organisation or will come from those external partners that ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 28 June 2013 | Hits: 805
Conclusion: Organisations across Australia are talking about innovation. Having a structured approach for idea management within organisations is critical as is receiving executive support and appropriate funding for new ideas. However, thinking differently about problems and opportunities will be a key competency in the drive for innovation. One approach ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 03 December 2014 | Hits: 568
Conclusion: Some organisations succeed at innovation better than others. To do so requires insight and an ability to understand how an organisation can function differently. Innovation requires fresh thinking and different approaches. It demands attention on the value chain and business process in order to develop alternatives that will solve old issues. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Hits: 519
Conclusion: Workplace change and IT transformation projects typically bring with them more political (organisational) than technical challenges. To win support for these projects concentrate on the people by listening to their concerns and developing strategies to alleviate them. Let the technical solution stand or fall on its own merits. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Saturday, 01 August 2015 | Hits: 483

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