Rethinking innovation

Do you consider yourself innovative? This question usually elicits a negative response for two reasons. First, people tend to wrongly equate innovation with only technologies, research and development, and new products. Second, innovation is misperceived as the domain of a select creative few.

By |2019-09-11T17:56:53+08:00July 2nd, 2014|Blog, Today|

Risk-taking in S’pore: Progress made, but rethink may be needed

So what is on the mind of the Singaporean manager? Plenty, shows the Singaporean Management Agenda survey of 600 organisations on a range of business topics. The results, published by Roffey Park and Management Development Institute, provide fresh insight on the pulse of Singaporean business managers.

By |2019-09-11T17:53:44+08:00March 26th, 2014|Blog, Today|

For the service edge, think like a designer

Last month, my business partner and I decided to switch our bank account to DBS. I must say, it was truly an exceptional experience. From entering its pod-like lobby at the Marina Bay Financial Centre, which looked like a cross between a five-star-hotel reception and a spaceship, I was mesmerised. Could this really be a bank?

By |2019-09-11T17:53:31+08:00February 19th, 2014|Blog, Today|

Sketch pad of the mind

A new year is full of hope and aspiration — it is like turning the pages of a recently purchased book, whereby we put aside the past and look forward to the future. It is full of new resolutions — lose weight, learn a new skill or get a new job — most of which are long forgotten as life catches up with us.

By |2019-09-11T17:54:14+08:00January 22nd, 2014|Blog, Today|

Talk is fine, but who’s taking ownership?

Who owns innovation in your company? Who do you call when you want to talk about innovation strategy and capability building? How often have you come across departments, not just for Brands, R&D or Product Development, but departments that are focused on what I call organisational innovation — building the capacities, skills and structures to help a whole company innovate?

By |2019-09-11T17:52:28+08:00September 18th, 2013|Blog, Today|