Traditional Thinking v Design Thinking

Traditional Thinking v Design Thinking

Why are some endeavours not only too afraid to step away from Traditional Thinking’s limitations, but also dismissive of anything suggesting a Design Thinking approach? While rejecting the unconventional is easy, safe and “the way it’s always been”, does Traditional Thinking disregard (at its peril) 

Success through ethics with human critical thinking and diversity

Success through ethics with human critical thinking and diversity

We need human critical thinking and diversity to succeed with this. © Move the Elephant for Inclusiveness, 2017

Having values-driven motivation helps businesses achieve more

Having values-driven motivation helps businesses achieve more

Money is like fuel. Cars need fuel, but the purpose of the car is not to buy more fuel. Business is the same. The purpose of business is not to make money, it’s to advance a greater purpose or cause. —Simon Sinek This keeps me 

Overlook opportunities for increased success — ethical success

Overlook opportunities for increased success — ethical success

Is a widening respect-for-people deficit in today’s commercial endeavours and entrepreneurship overlooking the opportunity for increased success — ethical success?

Success cannot be measured by financials alone

Success cannot be measured by financials alone

True success cannot be measured by financials alone, but by focusing on the critical perspectives that rarely appear on spreadsheets pored over in ivory towers. Successful business recognises the importance of learning and growth: aligning internal processes with customer perception, employee satisfaction and social or 

Are you a risk-taker or a risk-transferer?

Are you a risk-taker or a risk-transferer?

Do you take risks and share the rewards, or do you take the rewards by transferring the risk? Team-players tend to favour the former; self-interest motivates the latter. As an employee, are you driven by group success or personal gain? Is autonomy, mastery and purpose 

Resilient democracy?  Or antifragile democracy?

Resilient democracy? Or antifragile democracy?

Does The Economist’s November 28th 2020 cover question overlook a fundamental problem? Do we want or need a democracy that is merely resilient – i.e. remains strong during and after shocks and stressors? No, I suspect not! This is the mistake many commercial enterprises also 

Flexibility transforms modern business

Flexibility transforms modern business

FlexJobs’ 2016 survey reveals only 7 percent of US workers say ‘they’re most productive in the office’ — 51 percent prefer working from home and 8 percent ‘would choose a coffee shop, coworking space, library, or other place besides the office’. Another 8 percent ‘would 

Economic hopes continue to follow coronavirus social guidance

Economic hopes continue to follow coronavirus social guidance

Broad government mandates focus on stimulating a wider economy, yet countless business models, including Hospitality, depend on balancing subtle nuances — economic, social, environmental and ethical, for instance. Given that science continues to expose new coronavirus (COVID-19) variables, national response is necessarily limited to a