OPINION: Businesses that take the ethical road are future-proofing their people and profits

What's so hard about doing the right thing?

The equation is simple for businesses: the better the ethics of your organisation and its members, the more profit you can make, writes Dr Mark Harvey.

Whether they’re competing for customers or funding, private and public organisations alike need every competitive advantage they can get to survive and thrive. And as people become more savvy about where their money is going, one such advantage has become increasingly clear — doing the right thing. Read more

Experiential Learning for Better Leading

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience and is more specifically defined as “learning through reflection on doing” (Kolb, 1974). Hands-on learning is a form of experiential learning but does not necessarily involve students reflecting on their output. It is the reflection on doing that crystalizes the learning. Read more

Experiential Learning

Using remote controlled robots is just one of the creative (and fun) ways that QUT is using to build teamwork.

Using remote-controlled robots is just one of the creative (and fun) ways that QUT is using to build teamwork.

For the seasoned leader, talk of an executive team planning retreat or development activity featuring experiential learning conjures up dark thoughts about trust exercises (that’s right, the one where you fall backwards into a colleague’s arms), ropes courses or even bungy jumping!

Fear not, the world has moved on from those heady days of equating leadership development with putting your life at risk, or at least updating your health insurance plan.

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Designing your Transformation

Nobel laureate Herbert Simon wrote that design is about “changing existing circumstances into preferred ones.” The challenge for many businesses embarking upon a transformation journey, however, is that they don’t always have a clear vision of their preferred destination, only hints of where they are going and how it might look when they get there. Read more

Are you transformation ready?

We live in an age where disruption is no longer the exception, but the norm. For the majority of firms, however, their response to disruption has focused on digital strategies. Firms are looking to technology to adapt their business model, create greater efficiency, drive cost savings, and maintain a competitive advantage. Read more