“Weak signals consist of emergent changes to technology, culture, markets, the economy, consumer tastes and behaviour, and demographics. Weak signals are hard to evaluate because they are incomplete, unsettled and unclear” – Vijay Govindarajan. Luckily for us the future doesn’t arrive in an instant – but unfolds seconds at a time. Despite our organisational 2025 … Continue reading Using Weak Signals To Determine Your Future Organisation
Reset All Assumptions We must selectively forget the past. That means not accepting current practices but challenging underlying assumptions, our solutions and mindsets, and the way we tackle the problem. We need services designed as people need them – not as we have learned to do them. Bromford Design Principle 1 (Draft) I’m doing some work at … Continue reading Why You Need To Selectively Forget Your Own Past
The frugal innovation revolution, by making the means to innovate more widely available, has the potential to speed up the innovation process – Jaideep Prabhu Jugaad is a Hindi word that roughly means ‘solution born from cleverness.’ It’s usually applied to a low cost fix or work-around. In a culture where people often have to make do with … Continue reading Bending The Rules To Drive Frugal Innovation
Collaboration – for all the rhetoric – is much harder , and for many of us less preferable, than working in isolation. Today we’ve woken up to find the UK has made a historic choice. A choice that could be interpreted as a desire to go it alone rather than working with others. To seize … Continue reading Can Working Out Loud Inspire Creativity and Inclusion?
If you’re of a certain age you’ll sometimes find yourself reminiscing about an age where things were built to last. My own mother swears her first washing machine lasted for over 20 years. Today, Apple expects the lifecycle for an average iPhone to be just three. Firstly – this is almost certainly a rose tinted view … Continue reading To Boost Innovation We Need To Make Ourselves Obsolete
Fundamentally the challenge for current leaders and public sector organisations is the legacy thinking and a business model which is rooted in serving a de facto purpose which is disconnected from the people and places the organisation or leaders serve – Carl Haggerty Yesterday I chaired an event where the CEO of HACT , … Continue reading Stepping Behind The Rhetoric of Digital Transformation