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In the interplay between humans, business processes and complex systems in any organisation, causes of poor performance are not always clear. Our understandings of problems vary, depending on our point of view. Executives often see a challenge quite differently from their staff, clients or supporting organisations.
In this environment, if we jump straight into ‘solution mode’ we are not likely to address the issues underlying project or program challenges. Unintended consequences of solving the wrong problem may even make things worse.
On April 29 2016, the ACT Government launched their Small Business Innovation Partnerships (SBIP) Program at the Margaret Whitlam Pavilion at Canberra’s stunning National Arboretum. The program, proudly co-designed by ThinkPlace last year, was launched by the Minister for Small Business and the Arts, Dr Chris Bourke, and Local Industry Advocate and former senator, Kate Lundy.
Dementia affects the lives of 298,000 Australians and 1.5 million carers. It is predicted to become the leading cause of disability in Australia by 2016, with massive impacts on our health and aged-care systems. (Statistics - Alzhiemer's Australia)