This is the second part of a 3 part post on why innovation is so difficult to enact in the Public Sector. Part 1 can be found here: Barriers to Public Sector Innovation Part 1. I've ...
July 3, 2015Frank Connolly
We will be conducting a Six Thinking Hats Public Workshop in Sydney on July 28 this year on behalf of Chalmers International, the Official deBono Training Distributors for Australia and New Zealand. People and organisations are seeking ...
April 17, 2015Frank Connolly
Is your business stuck with issues that are blocking your progress? Is non-stop problem solving blocking you from exploring current and future opportunities? What can you do to address the blockages? Contact ...
April 8, 2015Frank Connolly
Do you keep hitting brick walls with issues that just won't go away? Try thinking differently to see them from new perspectives. If we move our focus from only trying to fix our problems to fixing the ways ...
February 15, 2015Frank Connolly
Diversity of opinion is divisive. Now this is a real problem! Not only does the divisiveness brought about by differing views colour and diminish the interactions we have, but that very same diversity of view is ...
January 8, 2015Frank Connolly
Allow me to preface this post with the acknowledgement that I have worked with more "public sector innovators" than anyone else I know. The sector has a great many smart people doing a great many smart ...
January 6, 2015Frank Connolly
Uncertainty & Action are two words not always used in close association. Action usually implies moving forward with intent and some predetermined direction, while Uncertainty usually involves hesitation accompanied with a fervent wish to move away from the uncertainty. There is a ...
July 5, 2014Frank Connolly
Our society is increasingly focusing its attention on areas that it is directed to do so by the mainstream media. Despite the proliferation of social media and a dramatically increased access to alternate information sources, society is being increasingly homogenised because we quite obligingly look and ...
February 16, 2014Frank Connolly
"Practical Innovation" Wednesday April 16 How to move from talking, to Doing Innovation? Organisations are attempting to do more with less in a sustainable way, while still needing to improve service delivery and profit. A tough ask, even ...
February 3, 2014Frank Connolly
"Navigating Complex Issues" Wednesday April 23 What can we do to draft policy and develop strategy when the goalposts won't stop moving? The world is fast becoming interconnected, uncertain and complex in ways previously unimagined. Doing ...
February 2, 2014Frank Connolly
The recent decision of the WA Government to start culling sharks off the Western Australian coast means the world as we know it is fast disappearing. This seems such a monumentally ignorant decision given the state of shark ...
January 10, 2014Frank Connolly
It has been gratifying to see so many focusing on embracing the uncertainty of the future and start to design and navigate their way forward instead of looking into the rear view mirror for ...
December 19, 2013Frank Connolly
Doing business in Government is getting tougher ... The world is fast becoming interconnected, more uncertain and increasingly complex in ways previously unimagined. Coupled with the demand to consistently do more with less, the challenge dramatically increases. We know that the ...
October 24, 2013Frank Connolly
How do we move from talking Innovation, to doing Innovation? Organisations are attempting to do more with less in a sustainable way, while still needing to improve service delivery and profit. A difficult task, even at ...
October 17, 2013Frank Connolly
We tend to anthropomorphise some creatures, particularly whales and dolphins given that their jaw shape lends itself to an interpretation of having human-like smiles. In the picture above we'd all love to imagine ...
October 5, 2013Frank Connolly
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 ...
October 2, 2013Frank Connolly
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 ...
May 24, 2013Frank Connolly
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 ...
May 23, 2013Frank Connolly
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 ...
November 2, 2012Frank Connolly