Weekly Bits of Interest 28 September

Thursday's Terrific Findings...

An early blog this week due to the long weekend coming up - enjoy the read!

 

The Australian Government has launched the Digital Economy Strategy consultation paper encouraging all Australians to have their say on the digital future of the nation.

The strategy will be developed in consultation with industry, thought-leaders, small and medium businesses, government, community and the private sector and will outline how we can best work together to seize the benefits of digital transformation and secure Australian jobs into the future.

The Digital Economy Strategy will launch in 2018 and outline the benefits of Australia’s digital transformation. It will focus on how the government, the private sector, and the community can work together to:

  • build on our competitive strengths and develop new ones
  • develop world-leading digital business capability for globally engaged, innovative, high-growth businesses
  • drive a culture and mindset that supports lifelong learning, a global outlook, and respond positively to change
  • Address the ‘digital divide’ in skills and confidence to help all Australians succeed in a digital economy.

For more information and to share your views about the Digital Economy visit the Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science website: www.industry.gov.au/digitaleconomy

 

Creating a Culture of innovation in Business

The infographic that was created by Villanova University School of Business Online which explores how businesses remain successful by continually evolving their products, strategies, operations, and processes. 

It also looks at the 4 types of Business Innovation:

  1. Disruptive
  2. Architectural
  3. Routine
  4. Radical

 

Are you building an All- Star Innovation Team?

Greg Satell looks at how most high value work is often done in teams. And along with this comes 3 things that you should look for as a manger when looking for the ‘A’ team.

  1. Diversity: Managers need to look at a more diverse team because they can be smarter, more creative and examine facts more thoroughly.
  2. Social Sensitivity: Studies have shown that there doesn’t need to be a dominate leader within the group to ensure the team performs.
  3. High Quality Interaction: This is a reflection of how a team functions. Studies have shown that teams that interacted fact to face, rather by phone, email, skype, tend to build higher levels of trust and produce more creative work.

 

Strategy Sprints- A DIY Guide

The word sprint means different things to different people. A runner thinks of it as a race, a mad dash of a few seconds. A software developer practicing “agile” thinks of it as a short, iterative cycle of work, often weeks or months, rather than seconds. An entrepreneur practicing “lean start up” methods thinks of it as minimally viable product development effort of a week or less.

They’re all right. What’s important are the common elements: speed, brevity, iteration, and, of course, winning.

This article looks at how Strategy Sprints can be broken down and used in the workplace.

 

Do you know your Conflict Style?

Conflict is inevitable in the workplace, but is conflict something your product team proactively talks about?

Do Government employees know there conflict style?

Meghan Lazer discovers 5 styles, and examples of how they can manifest on digital teams and approaches to take with each style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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