By TEC Speaker, Adam Long, Step Change
Blockchain is perhaps the most radical innovation of the last few years – and perhaps one you haven’t yet heard of. With banks believing blockchain technology is the future of fintech, and diamond miners believing it will end trade conflicts, blockchain is shaking up almost every industry it touches. Continue reading
By Jon Lindsay, TEC Chair – Do you frequently struggle to step back from operations to see the big picture? You aren’t alone. Even for those who have managed to allow themselves some time to be “On the Business” it’s almost certainly not enough. It’s only the first step in ensuring business sustainability. So what is really stopping you? […] more
By Andrew Dick, TEC Chair – Creating meaningful and achievable KPIs is particularly challenging for smaller organisations. In these cases, owners are busy working in the business, and don’t have to time to manage unnecessarily complex KPIs..[…] more
By Richard Appleby, TEC Chair –The world’s connectivity is growing at an exponential rate. While this may be exciting from a consumer’s point of view, it’s giving Australia’s business leaders plenty to think about. […] more
By Ian Neal, TEC Chair – Managing the conflicts between SCOPE, COST and TIME is a key project management skill. Understanding the relationship between tasks and the resources required is an integral ingredient to the project management mix.. […] more
By Ian Neal, TEC Chair – The question of purpose is not one that arises frequently enough and when people do begin these conversations, the answer they come up with is often the wrong one. Many will say the purpose of an enterprise is to maximise the value of the business to shareholders, a direction that involves maximising profits and the organisation’s position in the market.. […] more
By Ian Neal, TEC Chair – Understanding the concept of marginal contribution can be a powerful weapon in setting strategy. Once overheads have been covered every extra dollar of sales can often have a dramatic impact on the bottom line. […] more
Staff communications from a CEO represent some of the most useful conversations a business leader will have. Setting business goals and crafting an organisational strategy are obviously very important, but the way these are then shared with employees is equally valuable. Continue reading
For any business leader, it is important to remember that creativity isn’t an endless resource. Over time, a team can burnout and the ideas that used to spark so easily can dry up.
In the 21st century, being a business leader is as much about being present in the digital sphere as it is about meeting in person. As businesses have gone digital, CEOs now have to understand a number of areas that are now affecting their role.
SMEs represent some of the most inventive companies within Australia, with the size to move quickly and seize business opportunities that larger companies cannot match. Continue reading
A recent study has shown mature-age employees are increasingly seeking flexible work arrangements. Is your business set up to cater for this?