By Dr Amantha Imber
By Rod Soper
Do you remember the freedom of play as a child? Do you remember the adventures of your play; all the crazy, eventful and exciting possibilities your play offered? Bouncing through a hopscotch game, throwing a ball to your dog or charging down the street on your bike.
Public sector organisations must strive towards innovation to keep up with the ever-changing expectations of customers in a digital world. However, this is easier said than done when innovation can be defined in so many ways. It’s the ambiguity around the meaning of ‘innovation’ that can make it seem like it’s just another overused buzzword for business professionals. So, what does it truly mean to be an innovative business in the public sector?
By Gaia and Andrew Grant
The secret to genius: Become multiperceptive
By Hamish Williams.
For anyone that’s halfway serious about their career, it will come as no surprise that your ability to learn and acquire new knowledge is vitally important to your career success.
What may come as a shock is your ability to dump old knowledge and processes in favour of new ways of doing things is now also becoming highly sought after.
By Brad Howarth
In 2010, sales of recorded music in physical formats earned $431 million in retail sales in Australia. But fast-forward to 2015 and those sales have plummeted to just $205 million. These figures, from the report Australian Entertainment & Media Outlook 2015-2019 by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), illustrate a story very familiar to anyone in the media, entertainment and publishing industries.
In 1999, a phenomenon was born. In the now famous scene from The Matrix, Morpheus offers Neo two pills - the red pill or the blue pill. One promises to allow him to return to his life as he knew it, the other to step out of the world he thought was real and go "down the rabbit hole".
Seventy per cent of Australian business people believe that new technologies will eliminate jobs currently performed by humans at their company, but interestingly 69.38 per cent of the same participants didn’t believe it will be their job that is at risk.
One of Australia’s leading recruitment and HR service providers, Davidson, conducted a national survey of business people from a cross-section of industries and roles to determine exactly what Australian business people really think about the future of work.
2015 ended with new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announcing the Government’s $1.1 billion National Science and Innovation Agenda, designed to provide a new focus for the economy and spark a so-called ideas boom. Science is being supported, risk-taking incentivised and tertiary education institutions are being encouraged to commercialise, rather than simply publish research. So far, so good.
Inspired? Or still wondering how it all really applies to you?
"If one CBD is good, two must be better!" That seems to be the sentiment in Sydney's west, which is fast becoming a major commercial hub in its own right.
While Sydney's CBD has long been the country's largest economic centre, growth in the western suburbs is signalling a shift in the city's gravity, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Sydney is increasingly reliant on a network of economic centres