Thought Pieces

A productivity perspective on the future of growth

Thursday, 23 October 2014

By: McKinsey Quarterly

Throughout history, economic growth has been fueled by two factors: the expanding pool of workers and their rising productivity. From the perspective of rising prosperity, however, it is productivity that makes all the difference. Disparities in GDP per capita among countries—or between the past and the present in the same country—primarily reflect differences in labor productivity. That in turn is the result of production and operational factors, technological advances, and managerial skills. As managers improve efficiency, invest, and innovate to be competitive, their collective actions expand the global economy.

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Why management matters for productivity

Thursday, 23 October 2014

By: McKinsey Quarterly

Catching up to the labor-productivity benchmark established by the United States’ performance and expanding that frontier further ultimately will depend on the actions of individual firms and their management teams—influenced, of course, by the government policy context in which they operate. How does the view from the trenches in those firms compare with MGI’s country- and sector-level one?

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Building bridges: from ivory towers to innovation success

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

By: Tania de Jong AM

Addressing complacency in innovation – Part Four

Australia can build a productive, sustainable economy through innovation but we are lagging behind. We need to improve our competency and capacity to innovate.

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Are you a disruptive innovator? Apply for Ci2015 scholarships now

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Ci2013 Scholarship winners

Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific is excited to offer up to 10 places to the conference for emerging leaders from any sector. Creative Innovation scholarships are provided to emerging leaders to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow and help them access key decision makers.

Lisa Clark, Ci2010 Innovation Leadership Scholarship winner for ‘Backpack Beds’, recently updated us on her success and future plans with her innovative design! Backpack Beds by Swags for Homeless have distributed almost 15,000 Backpack Beds across Australia, USA, UK, NZ, Canada and Germany in partnership with 350+ welfare agencies.

Among other accolades, the Backpack Bed has won 7 international design awards, an Australian Human Rights Award, been acquired by 4 museums in Australia and overseas, AND been approved for procurement by the United Nations Refugee Agency! Swags for Homeless are now in the process of becoming a registered charity in the USA and continue to lobby for minimum standards for homeless people without shelter in Australia.

As always, great to see our scholarship winners are reaching amazing new heights! Don’t forget to enter your submission by November 16th, 2014! For further information, click here

To register and purchase Ci2015 conference packages visit: www.creativeinnovationglobal.com.au/ci2015/registration/
Book your tickets by Nov 30 to save up to $615

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We have 2 tickets to give away for the Ci2015 Deep Conversation!

Monday, 29 September 2014

We are giving away two tickets to the Ci2015 Deep Conversation. All you need to do is answer the question below.

We will pick two winners on October 31st and the winners will receive a Deep Conversation ticket valued at $125 each. Click here to learn more about the Ci2015 Deep Conversation starting from $125.

Deep Conversation over Lunch (12.00pm – 2.00pm)
From Disruption to Sustainable Growth

Featuring key speakers including Dr Peter Diamandis (USA), Danae Ringelmann (USA), Jon Medved (Israel), Scott Anthony (Singapore), Dr Rufus Black (Australia) and the audience. Moderator TBA

Monday 23rd March (12.00pm-2.00pm)
Grand Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, 25 Collins Street

The Question is “What are you doing to build a culture of innovation in your organisation?”

Post your comments below to enter the competition (100 words max)

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The Great Decoupling

Monday, 29 September 2014

By: McKinsey Quarterly

As machine learning advances at exponential rates, many highly skilled jobs once considered the exclusive domain of humans are increasingly being carried out by computers. Whether that’s good or bad depends on whom you talk to. Technologists and economists tend to split into two camps, the technologists believing that innovation will cure all ills, the economists fretting that productivity gains will further divide the haves from the have-nots.

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