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Why whistleblowers are an organisation’s best friend and how to treat them as such

With the Royal Commission into banking misconduct now well underway, large corporates are increasingly being looked at through an ethical lens by the general public - and maintaining organisational integrity has never been more important. “At present, consumers and employees are acutely aware of their rights and of what constitutes appropriate practice”, says Professor A.…

19 Sep 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication

Game-Storming – “Play to get ideas”

Game storming can lead to serious business results: I used game storming in an energy company to bring people to work together and remove communication barriers. Teaming is great and with the right simulation I managed to draw engagements and participation from all levels in meetings and discussions. The biggest problem is not playing the…

6 Sep 2018, by Informa Insights

Business | Leadership & Communication

Are you a Disruptor?

Be a disruptor and not be disrupted: Disruptive innovators are constantly creating new values and additional improvements after the repeated iterations of its product or service. So, how has your company been affected by disruptive innovation? According to business thought leaders, executives must be aware of disruptive innovation so as to anticipate innovations that could…

6 Sep 2018, by Informa Insights

Business | Leadership & Communication

Why you think the way you do?

Different preferences in solving problems: We as individuals or groups are often called upon to solve challenges, make decisions and think creatively. Are you or your group required to do the following? Build innovative teams Increase collaboration and communication Develop leaders Train thinking and creativity skills Coach executives, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs If the answer is…

6 Sep 2018, by Informa Insights

Business | Leadership & Communication

Lessons from an ICT strategy meeting veteran

When it comes to presenting in board and executive meetings, ISACA USA's Tim Mason admits he has made every mistake in the book. “Trust me when I say when I’ve graduated from the ‘school of hard knocks’”, says Tim, ahead of Oceania CACS 2018. The ICT strategy meeting veteran says he took years to find…

30 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Creating the right enabling environment for innovation

Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Michaela Cash, opened discussions at last week's AFR Innovation Summit – recognizing the need for Government to provide the “right enabling environment” for firms to innovate. But what exactly is the right enabling environment? The topic – which has caused significant controversy this year following the Treasurer’s…

6 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Technology

Ideas into industry – changing our approach to innovation

Check the OECD or any other index and it will tell you Australia is lagging behind its global peers in innovation – a depressing state of affairs considering the efforts being made to brand ourselves as an ‘innovation nation’. But self-flagellating methods of narration aren’t exactly helpful when it comes to spurring national productivity –…

20 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication | Technology

SheLeadsTech goes to the United Nations

Jo Stewart-Rattray made the connection of a lifetime at last year’s ISACA Oceania CACS event in Canberra. The Founder of SheLeadsTech – a program which seeks to empower women to carve out careers in the technology – had a serendipitous encounter which ultimately saw her representing Australia at the United Nations’ 62nd Session on the…

13 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Technology

What’s so super about super incubators?

 < Petra Andren, CEO, Cicada Innovations We’ve been talking about innovation for a while now. Its connection to jobs and growth. Its role in preventing Australia from being left behind in a rapidly changing global landscape. And as a part of this national discussion, Innovation and Science Australia recently released its NISA Strategic Plan 2030.…

12 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Technology

Getting ready for the digital human workforce

Managing a human workforce can be a demanding experience. To perform well and remain loyal, most people require a competitive salary, a commutable office location, an aesthetically pleasing working environment with natural light and plenty of space, a cohesive team culture, motivational incentives, praise and recognition, regular breaks, a manageable workload, variety, training, career progression…

20 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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