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The Best Articles of 2017

Thursday, December 07, 2017

It is hard to believe we are already in December, bringing the year of 2017 to a close. We hope that you have all had a happy and successful year. We also hope that the articles we have provided you with here on our blog and through our newsletter have been helpful, informative and occasionally entertaining.

With that in mind we have decided for the last blog entry for 2017 we would point you to the three articles that you seemed to like most this year. We hope you enjoy revisiting them or even perhaps reading them for the first time. Click on the links below to read each of them in full.
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Success With IoT Requires More Than Chasing The Cool Factor

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Digital Transformation (DT) are very hot topics that are on the radar for the vast majority of businesses. The interesting thing however is that successfully implementing or embarking on an IoT or DT journey, and obtaining an ROI that will positively impact a business, requires more than the technology or system changes alone.

This article from the Harvard Business Review calls out what else needs to be addressed in order to achieve a meaningful ROI. It seems that while these projects are technology based, there are business, human and cultural aspects that are impacted and that can positively contribute to the success of these projects. Read this article to ensure your organisation or your customer's organisation gets the most out of any IoT or DT project embarked upon. ...Read More

How To Spark Creativity When You Are In A Rut

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

There are lots of reasons as to why we can get stale at work. It could be related to people, it could be because you are not challenged or have not changed roles in a long time. Whatever the reason you can rest assured it happens to almost all of us at one point or another but there are ways to consciously break free of it.

Priscilla Claman from the Harvard Business Review has written an interesting article about breaking out of a rut and re-sparking our creativity. She offers 4 strategies to employ when trying to restore the spring in your professional step that I believe we could all use from time to time. Click on the link below to read more.
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Generation Y Should Be Plotting A Revolution

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The recent ANZ CompTIA Community meeting was focused on the fact that today we have a multi-generational workforce. Given people are remaining in the workforce for longer, there have never been more generations working together than there are now, so we are in unchartered waters. Further to this, it interesting that it’s the youngest generation that carries the worst reputation when it comes to their attitude and values in the workplace. The fact remains however that the generations have to work together and need to make a success of it, so how do we do this? Perhaps the answer is to first walk a mile in each other’s shoes.

Annabelle Crabb of the ABC has written an amusing but also insightful article on Generation Y and how it is that they may well just have the right to be annoyed at their parent’s generation. Not only does she look at things from a Generation Y’s perspective but she also challenges the fact that the older generation need to consider whether some of their prosperity has and is being gained at the younger generation’s expense.  ...Read More

Forget The Pecking Order At Work

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Margaret Heffernan is a well know ‘Management Thinker’. She has been the CEO of 5 different organisations and has a wealth of experience when it comes to the management, success and productivity of teams. In this TED talk Margaret looks at the concept of the ‘star performer’ and how the general assumption is that the star performer drives the success of a team. It is this very thought process that leads people to believe that if we put all of the stars into the same team, where they have to work together (not contribute individually), they will clearly achieve a high level of success.

The interesting thing about this is that the opposite is in fact true. In this talk Margaret discusses research that conducted experiments proving this theory completely wrong. Watch the talk to find out what the most successful teams looked like and what the key attributes of these teams actually were. The findings may just change the way you look at your current team and who you appoint as your next member.  ...Read More

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