Future fit students with UTS

Future fit students with UTS

At Ikabo we are passionate about the future of work and ensuring students fulfil their potential and that they are future fit. We were delighted to be involved with the UTS faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation where they held a student workshop called ‘Envisioning Futures’, which explored the role of creativity in shaping the future etc. Ikabo had the opportunity to join in this workshop with the students sharing real world examples of what cutting edge organisations are doing to prepare for their future.

Using creativity to shake up the status quo

Using creativity to shake up the status quo

Paulina shares her experiences shaking up the status quo and using her creative skills to question “the way we do things round here.”  

Paulina recounts her experiences at Pernod Ricard establishing the very successful Th!nk Creative Leadership Lab.  The program was sponsored by their CEO but it was sparked and sustained by the people that went through the program.

Unlocking young talent - Our Ikabo interns

Unlocking young talent - Our Ikabo interns

At Ikabo we are passionate about unlocking people’s potential and this extends to our commitment to youth and ensuring they are future fit. Last month we opened vacancies for 3 interns to join our tribe, and we were just blown away at the amazing diversity of talent that was out there looking for meaningful work experience.

How companies are creating places of work to solve 21st century business challenges

How companies are creating places of work to solve 21st century business challenges

Ikabo hosted its second breakfast event to a packed room of leaders and changemakers keen to learn how companies are creating places of work to solve 21st century business challenges.

Speakers included Alex Lynch from Google Australia, Lawrence Mitchell from Sumo Salad, Brett Fifield from NSW Department of Primary Industries, Cindy Lenferna de la Motte from Ikabo and Natalie Yan-Chatonsky from Full Time Lives.

Declining productivity and growth - is a culture of engagement the answer?

Declining productivity and growth - is a culture of engagement the answer?

Why don’t more leaders consider engaging and developing their staff as a sure fire way to create efficiencies, drive innovation and improve customer experience? 

Many companies know employee engagement is important, but don’t think it’s a problem so they don't focus on it. 

The latest data from Gallup states only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged. This is a pretty disappointing figure. 

We don’t believe there is an easier way to achieve employee engagement than through online innovation platforms like Ikabo, that crowdsource ideas.

Kim Chandler Mcdonald shares her inspiring innovation insights

Kim Chandler Mcdonald - Author, Co-Founder and CEO of KimMic International and FlatWorld Integration

Kim Chandler Mcdonald is a high tech entrepreneur and globally acclaimed author, she shares her insights around the core truths of innovation as well as introducing us to 3 of her favourite innovators that she personally interviewed for her book.  A simple story which has inspiration for everyone, no matter where you are on your innovation journey.

 
 

Paulina Larocca talks about the importance of play and creativity

Paulina Larocca - Creativity Specialist and Author - August 2017

Paulina Larocca is an award winning creativity and innovation consultant with over 20 years’ experience delivering innovation for multi-national corporations. She is a keynote speaker on innovation, creativity and culture. She is the author of the book, Creativity+: The Innovator’s Toolkit.

Paulina talks about the importance of play, the interdependence between creativity and innovation and finishes by sharing how creativity helps to build resilience to change.

 
 

Jacinta Hargan shares how Transport for NSW uses technology to deliver better customer outcomes

 

Jacinta Hargan - Director for the Future Transport Technology Program at Transport for NSW (TfNSW) - August 2017

Jacinta discusses how her team manages the responsibility of delivering the transport technology roadmap and the program that will place TfNSW at the forefront of using technology to deliver better customer outcomes. 

A core aspect of this program is a cultural change program to support the organisation to move towards using more innovative techniques including human centred design, agile delivery methods and encouraging greater collaboration with external organisations and across the transport cluster.

 
 

Kathy Grgic speaks on creating capacity for innovation and change

 

Kathy Grgic - Academic Registrar - Griffith University - August 2017

A fascinating insight into the cultural change journey that Kathy and her team are on in partnership with Ikabo. 

Kathy explores how little University structures, hierarchy and governance have changed and the struggle they are facing to adapt to the new expectations of students.

This is an authentic conversation that reveals the personal passion, struggle and persistence that transformation takes in large organisations.

 

How Modern Government Departments are innovating and adapting

How Modern Government Departments are innovating and adapting

It’s a common misconception that innovation is the territory of young, agile companies. More traditional organisations are adapting by introducing unique strategies to promote an innovative culture and disrupt the traditional ways they’ve done work. In fact, government departments in Australia like Transport for NSW, the Department of Primary Industries and the Department of Defence have been leading the way in this rebellion against bureaucracy, seeking new solutions to challenges that their industries face.

How To Unleash Your Company’s Hidden Creative Potential

How To Unleash Your Company’s Hidden Creative Potential

One of society’s biggest misconceptions about creativity is that being a creative person means writing a bestselling novel or painting a masterful work of art.

But you don’t need Picasso’s technique to solve creative problems; in fact, you probably do it every day.

For businesses, innovation starts when you empower your staff members to be inquisitive and open-minded and to treat problems as portals to new ideas.

Here are some strategies for unleashing your organisation’s creative potential…