innovation

Design Thinking VS Design Thinkers: What is the Difference? by Dani Chesson

Over the past decade or so, the concept of Design Thinking has become a popular approach to problem-solving. In some circles, Design Thinking is viewed as a methodology with several different process models (see IDEO, Hasso Plattner Institut, as examples) that provide guidance on how to engage in this process. In other circles, Design Thinking is viewed as a philosophy or a mindset that guides problem-solving.

Digital is Overrated and Innovation Misunderstood... by Maarten Ectors

Digital is all the buzz today. You need to have a mobile app, be agile, invest in startups, move to Office360 & Yammer, do sprints, have scrum masters, use AI, build IoT, add BlockChain, ... BUT the dirty little secret of the innovators is that you will not be one. You might actually be putting lipstick on a pig!

What is Design Thinking?: A Brief Introduction by Dani Chesson

What is Design Thinking? One of the challenges with introducing the concept of design thinking is that this concept does not have one agreed upon definition. Depending on the source you consult the definition defers slightly and the concept can be a bit elusive to understand. In an attempt to address this, I consulted 164 pieces of scholarly and popular literature on the topic to arrive at a short description of the concept. Below is how I answer the question, what is design thinking?

Imagine: Intellectual Data by Ian Buttery

As a follow-up from my last article - where I shared thoughts on one of the key differentiators for the businesses of tomorrow being the ability for people to make data-driven decisions within an environment of emerging, fast-paced transformation - this month I dig a little deeper into how sensing your market and making sense of your data are crucial in remaining a competitive and viable business, enabling you to continuously change faster than the competition.

Moving Your Business up the Digital Evolution Curve by Richard Morecroft

Digital evolution is an ongoing journey for every business.

Gone are the days of saying that you have ‘done’ digital after a major technology overhaul. Instead, it is an evolution to transition and optimise your business continually. Even digitally native companies know that they have to innovate and stay ahead of the game because of growing disruption and rapid technological change.

What is Wrong with Most Digital Transformation Strategies? by Niall McKeown

Most digital transformation strategies are neither strategic nor transformational.

Michael Porter, the famous Harvard Strategy Professor said “If we’re satisfied with vague strengths and weakness lists, we’re not thinking very clearly about strategy”. “There’s a distinction between operational effectiveness and strategic positioning”.

“Should we be on the cloud or have our own servers? That’s an operational effectiveness question.  What we understand is that operational effectiveness is not strategy”.

Why do digital transformation projects always over-resource IT? by Niall McKeown

digital transformation projects

Digital transformation starts with a change in mindset. How much time and resource should an organisation commit to making that mind shift?

It’s said that “strategy is where we create our competitive advantage”. How much money, how much time and how many people are dedicated to finding a new competitive advantage?

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” according to Peter Drucker. How much of your business resource is invested in changing that culture?