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Lessons in leadership: Making government “a great place to work”

– David Thodey has led successful transformations across Australia’s public and private sectors. He recently sat down with McKinsey to share his recipe for success.

Has mining lost its luster? Why talent is moving elsewhere and how to bring them back

– A well-managed, motivated, and trained workforce has been a core driver for productivity and safety in mining; an unprecedented skills shortage in the mining industry is elevating talent to the top of miners’ agendas.

Introducing the Australian Consumer Loyalty Survey

– Consumer-facing organizations in Australia can overcome declining consumer sentiment by investing in their loyalty programs.

Uneven impacts: Australian consumers and inflation

– Barely out of the disruptions of COVID-19, the Australian consumer has hit new turbulence in the form of significant inflation, mortgage rate rises, and energy price spikes driven (in part) by unstable geopolitical circumstances.
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Getting visual performance management right

– Despite an increased uptake of digital solutions, many organisations aren’t seeing benefits.
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Unlocking innovation to lead in the energy transition: Nine questions for executives

– As consensus builds around the need to reach net-zero emissions, the energy transition is one of the overarching strategic themes... of our times.

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Into all problem-solving, a little dissent must fall

– In today’s interconnected business environment, companies won’t be able to solve problems effectively without encouraging “contributory... dissent”—a healthy approach to gathering diverse perspectives that should be taught to team members, modeled by leaders, and supported by culture.
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Should I stay, or should I go? Australia’s nurse retention dilemma

– One-fifth of Australia’s registered nurses say they intend to leave their current role in the next year. Avoiding major... staff shortages will likely require targeted interventions from stakeholders.

Transforming government in a new era

– How engaged public servants, enabled by technology, can deliver better outcomes in a time of disruption.

You can’t move too fast: A conversation with Andy Penn

– As CEO of Telstra, Andy Penn reinvented the company’s product offerings, digital capabilities, overall structure, and performance.... Here’s how he transformed the organization to meet the moment.

Employee mental health and burnout in Asia: A time to act

– By identifying factors affecting workplace mental health, leaders in Asia can take action to create happier, more inclusive, and... increasingly productive organizations.

Emerging cautiously: Australian consumers in 2022

– Our latest Australian consumer survey has found five emerging themes that describe consumer optimism, spending habits, and shopping... transformations coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Risk transformations: The heart, the art, and the science

– Successful large-scale risk transformation requires a combination of heart, art, and science to keep the momentum and deliver... sustainable outcomes.

Australia and New Zealand: Building ‘agile’ capability

– Why this is the perfect time for organisations to embrace and execute agile.

Outward bound: Why Australian companies should look offshore for growth

– As Australian companies shift their focus back to growth, they should assess how the global pandemic has created new opportunities... for international expansion.

Facing crises, forging trust: An interview with Australia’s Major General Andrew Hocking

– Major General Andrew Hocking talks about the importance of trust in building resilience, why a focus on communities is important,... and lessons learned from dealing with both the bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Six practical actions for building the cloud talent you need

– Despite a shortage of cloud talent, top companies are finding ways to get past table stakes and build the capabilities needed.
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