Risky Business

Risky Business

By today’s terms, business is risky. There is a certain art in taking calculated risks whilst balancing operations and business growth opportunities. Sometimes the odd shortcut must be taken for the good of the company…right?

Well it would seem that doing business in the 21st century involves many of the same practices that drove business in the centuries prior. The only exception being the general media, social aspects, regulatory scrutiny and technology is much more extensive and therefore may catch up with you, if one too many shortcuts are taken. By then, if you haven’t skipped the country, the consequences may be dire.

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What The Struggle To Address Global Warming Teaches Us About Change

What The Struggle To Address Global Warming Teaches Us About Change

We humans are very good at predicting future outcomes and so bad at doing anything about it.

In the following article, http://time.com/5418690/why-ignore-climate-change-warnings-un-report/ , Jeff Kluger examines this phenomenon and comes up with some rather depressing conclusions. He laments, “when it comes to the loss of the entire planet, well, we ought to take action. And yet we don’t; we never do. “

Why?

Kluger rationalises that climate change falls into a ignore-the-problem box as it doesn’t fulfil the criteria we need to be motivated to act.

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Without Group Design Strategy Fails

Without Group Design Strategy Fails

We all have a fairly good idea on what strategy is…It’s the art of developing and implementing a good plan in order to achieve defined objectives. But in reality, CEO’s around Australia express a shared frustration in translating their strategies into reality. This is often because key players have been overlooked in the strategy design process.   

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Barriers to Innovation

Barriers to Innovation

Innovation is the key to high profits and long-term success but 70% of businesses still feel that they’re yet to master the elements of successful innovation. So, what is it that makes innovation so hard?

Innovation is a popular term used around the world. We hear it regularly at meetings and see it splashed across colourful marketing materials.

It conjures up images of silicon-valley companies with colourful offices and charismatic leaders, but for many of us it also produces a sceptical eye-roll in memory of past innovation projects that have failed to meet their lofty aspirations.

Innovation looks exciting, but in reality, it’s hard. By exploring the barriers to innovation, we can dispel some of the mysteries and cynicism surrounding it.

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