Want a pay rise? Don't sweat it

Want a pay rise? Don’t sweat it.

Do you want a pay rise but are too afraid to ask? It doesn’t need to be this way. Indeed, it can be a relaxed and rewarding process. Here’s some tips from experience to make it a positive experience. Competing pressures on wages We find ourselves in a time of contradictions. Company profit shares, for example, are at an all-time high. But, we have a...

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Moving in circles - weak problem solving skills impose a public price

What’s the public price of ill-defined problems?

How do you normally solve problems? What methods do you use? It’s a question I’ve asked numerous policy and program leaders across all levels of government. That’s because governments are routinely asked to solve some of society’s toughest problems – the ones where the issues are complicated, dynamic, constantly changing and involve many stakeholders, often pulling in different directions. So what are the dominant responses?...

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Axceler8 - Driving innovation in professional services

AXCELER8 innovation in professional services

Innergise is offering an exciting new development program for professional services firms. AXCELER8 builds the knowledge base, attitudes and skills to innovate, individually and in teams. AXCELER8 also provides the route to systemic, organisation-wide innovation. The resulting culture of innovation provides the key to superior and sustained success. What makes AXCELER8 unique? A modular program that is bespoke to professional services. Founded on evidence from...

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Productivity through vulnerability

The opportunity for employees to make mistakes, learn and grow may be a big, untapped productivity lever. If business leaders aren’t providing the safe space and support for their people’s growth, they might actually be a cause of their business productivity problem? Think of a boss or client that you really admire, for whom you’d willingly put in the extra hours and intellect to support....

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