As the world becomes more complex and change accelerates, we must be able to strategically step back and make greater sense of what is going on. If we do, we are in a better position to make the best and context-appropriate decisions to ...
Many smart and confident people will tell us what is coming at us from the future and sometimes they will be right, however the reality is that a very healthy percentage of the future is unpredictable. We can foresee and guess many aspects, ...
November 9, 2018Frank Connolly
Slacktivism can be defined as actions performed via the Internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, e.g. signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on a social ...
April 6, 2018Frank Connolly
Big problems don't always require big solutions. Small things can make a big difference. When we view our issue or opportunity, not in isolation, but as a part of a ...
February 1, 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 things. However ...
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
"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
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
One of the great difficulties in Government is that ...
October 15, 2012Frank Connolly
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 ...
September 5, 2012Frank Connolly
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 ...
September 4, 2012Frank Connolly