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Oct2013
The world is fast becoming interconnected, more uncertain and increasingly complex in ways previously unimagined. Doing business, whether it be Public or Private is getting tougher ... Organisations are struggling to keep pace with this complexity and require more contemporary skills ... Read More
October 2, 2013Frank Connolly

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Sep2013
How do we move from talking Innovation, to doing Innovation? Organisations are attempting to do more with less in a sustainable ... Read More
September 26, 2013Frank Connolly

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May2013
I recently completed a presentation for the eclectic Cynefin Meetup Group and discussed the need for experimentation when the way forward is not clear. All too often when organisations struggle with issues that ... Read More
May 24, 2013Frank Connolly

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May2013

X Teams

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Last year Think Quick facilitated an X Teams programme on behalf of the Hargraves Institute for the Department of Sustainability & Environment. Now the Victorian Public Service Continuous Improvement and Innovation Network (VPSCIIN) is about to sponsor an X Teams programme open to all ... Read More
May 23, 2013Frank Connolly

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Nov2012
How well do your people think? Given that everything we do starts with some form of thought, I wonder why we don't pay any real attention to this when we seek to develop our people? When discussing "thinking" I like to use the metaphor ... Read More
November 2, 2012Frank Connolly

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Oct2012
One of the great difficulties in Government is that ... Read More
October 15, 2012Frank Connolly

01

Oct2012
I'll put my cards on the table up front for this one: I have an equal disregard for both sides of politics here in Australia and I view the next election as the ultimate vote between a rock and a ... Read More
October 1, 2012Frank Connolly

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Sep2012
Think Quick has just released its new A3 brochure. Organisations that would like to receive copies of the brochure can contact us here and leave your contact ... Read More
September 5, 2012Frank Connolly

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Sep2012
Much has been made of the need for more innovative and sustainable approaches in recent times.  Despite understanding the absolute need for such, many struggle to break free from those day to day procedures ... Read More
September 5, 2012Frank Connolly

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Sep2012
As another AFL season is almost upon us and I wanted to think about some of the questionable thinking that the football clubs and associated media trot out every year but are never taken to task over. The first is expressed by a number of clubs not wishing ... Read More
September 4, 2012Frank Connolly

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Mar2012

The Tug of War

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My previous post prompted thoughts about the eternal struggle within organisations between those who understand the need for new design going forward and those who would rather see the world through a rear-view lens ... Read More
March 9, 2012Frank Connolly

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Mar2012
There are two broad pathways to efficiency and sustainable practice. Mandated requirements to look beyond economic considerations demand that we make a concerted effort seek out new ways and means of developing efficient and sustainable business practices. The first pathway is one ... Read More
March 8, 2012Frank Connolly

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Feb2012
One of the most important things we do in organisations is interact in meetings. Yet 90% of people I speak to indicate their meetings are not as productive as they could be or worse, a waste of their ... Read More
February 29, 2012Frank Connolly

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Feb2012
As the economic climate tightens and the challenge not just to thrive but survive increases, the need for Business Efficiency has rarely been greater. Irrespective of industry type we are all going to need to do more with less, increase ... Read More
February 17, 2012Frank Connolly

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Feb2012
February 6, 2012Frank Connolly

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Feb2012

The X-Teams Hothouse

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Late last year I had the pleasure of working with the Hargraves Institute facilitating a newly design programme of problem solving and opportunity recognition called X-Teams. The X-Teams approach is one that delivers a team based programme that aligns ... Read More
February 5, 2012Frank Connolly

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Feb2012

What is Sustainability?

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In a recent budget update, the Victorian Government announced a number of austerity measures to reduce spending and create a "more sustainable public service." This makes 100% sense to all of us, but exactly what does "sustainability" mean in this ... Read More
February 1, 2012Frank Connolly

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Jan2012
Thinking is invisible and none of the actions we undertake can ever take place without it, yet we don’t pay thinking the serious attention it requires. The quality of our performance is determined by the quality of our thinking. Think ... Read More
January 23, 2012Frank Connolly

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Jan2012
Having given some thought over the years to the way people think and interact in meetings, I have pulled together this simple model of interactive collaboration, or What is the thinking behind the behaviours that we observe ... Read More
January 23, 2012Frank Connolly

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Jan2012

CSI: Australia

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We often see strategic plans, change projects and innovation approaches struggle to gain traction in organisations for a range of reasons. The reasons are many and varied depending upon context, yet from experience I have found ... Read More
January 10, 2012Frank Connolly