Dial before you dig

Dial before you dig (DBYD) is mostly free public service provided by many utilities or consortium of utilities (power, water, gas, telcos) to provide clear advice on the assets that might be impacted when someone wants to dig. This service helps lot of contractors, home owners, service providers to assess

Collaborating to better manage critical assets

From 2011 to 2016 international water research organisations, Australian water utilities and three Australian universities came together to undertake fundamental research in how critical water pipes fail and the conditions leading to failure. It was a interesting project to address problems which mattered to many, managing critical assets in this

Taking cultural competency seriously

One of the most discussed topics in the workplace in this globalized world is diversity. While diversity had many facets- gender, ethnicity, nationality etc, the one area that is usually understated is the appreciation of different cultures. Today,  most of the  large organizations either locally or globally are being made

Medici family: Inspiration to HR Managers

The Medici family, also known as the House of Medici, is said to be one of the most inflinfluential group in the Renaissance era. They first attained wealth and political power in Florence in the 13th century through its success in commerce and banking. The Medici’s had the vision and

Formula E Power boost by fans

Formula E, which promotes care racing in electric cars has empowered its fans to actively involve in races through ‘Fanboost‘. Fanboost is a concept where their favorite drivers based on fans votes can get a power boost during the race. There is a power accelerator device that gets activated during

ANZ Bankers will work as tribes and be part of squads

Bank, one of the big four banks of Australia is “shaking up its management style” by rolling out a ‘Scaled Agile’ approach across its Australian division leveraging the operating model and practices adopted by technology companies and several IT teams of different corporations. The method of organizing and delivering work

Myanmar’s Design Thinking Center for economic empowerment

Leading global organizations are all investing heavily to embed Design Thinking as part of their core execution strategy.  Myanmar which is getting back to democracy after 50 years of military rule realizes that it has lot of work to do to build a strong economy and create a situation where

Parcelpoint:Innovation in online retail delivery

Parcelpoint is a start up in Australia which has disrupted the online shopping delivery market.Parcelpoint has built a network of about 1100 convenience stores in every Australian capital to act as delivery points for online purchases . Parcelpoint’s  key customer segment is the busy professional who loves to purchase online

Working with Constraints : Project Loon,Vivek Ranadive & Indian Sanitary Napkin

Traditional approach to problem solving involves identifying the root causes, addressing the constraints and acting on them with the right set of resources. However, there are many scenarios where one has to work with constraints and find solutions working around it. How can one innovate working with constraints? Some success