Category Archives: Innovation

Enter the four-day week

The modern workplace may have been influenced by technology however the primary motivation for experimenting with different working conditions has been to focus on reducing employee costs more than improve productivity. As with any business, cost reduction is important however, more importantly does conditions like working from home, flexible working arrangements and four-day weeks improve…

What is technology predicting about you now?

What is technology predicting about you now? When you have been watching your favourite streaming service have you noticed that suggestions on what else you may want to watch appear? This is a basic form of what is called Predictive Analytics and trillions of dollars are being invested in mining data to predict everything about…

Impact of monitoring technologies and mental health.

Many organisations are ploughing unprecedented investments into purchasing products to analyse and monitor every aspect of people’s actions and behaviours in the workplace. Workforce Productivity Big data is enabling big money to be made.  Companies are making big promises that their products will improve workforce productivity. This may indeed be true, however, is there enough…

Business Responsibility Map

A process to help facilitate discussion and align business responsibilities with future workforce planning. “Over the past 25 years, 1 in 10 men who lost their job due to big technological shifts never worked again. Today 4 out of 10 unskilled men don’t participate in the workforce.”  Economist Andrew Charlton This statistic is an unintended…

The race to the future

Life without the iPhone, I don’t think so. Platforms like Google, Apple Twitter and Facebook have revolutionised how we live and most of us love our technological devices and their benefits. Massive profits from our investments help Tech giants increase their capability at lightning speed. One tech giant makes a billion dollars a month in…

Employment. It’s Up to Us.

“What lies between most people and destitution is their job” Satyajit Das Financial Commentator Most working Australians families including the tax office have relied on regular salaried incomes. This however is unlikely to be the primary employment model in the future. Instead many workers will be “off balance” sheet. They will be self-employed, contract labour…

How to Help our Youth be Employed?

Have you heard of “dollar ready”? I recently engaged in a conversation with a business person and he said that their organisation was not employing people who were not “dollar ready”. They would employ skilled people from overseas rather than employ juniors or graduates, because they did not provide the dollars on day one. In…

Dollar Ready: The Allure of the Short-Term Fix.

Have you heard of the term being “dollar ready”? I recently engaged in a conversation with a business person and he said that their organisation was not employing people who were not “dollar ready”. They would employ skilled people from overseas rather than employ juniors or graduates, because they did not provide the dollars on…

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