Australian National Security: What 2020 has taught us and what's next? - by Sebastian Acuna and Michelle Todd The 6th Annual Australian Security Summit was held last week, with the COVID-19 pandemic central to discussions about the effectiveness and resilience of our National Security systems and structures. What became increasingly clear across the course of the three days, is Australia’s need to redefine [...]
The last few weeks have given us all an insight into the inevitable changes we will need to adapt to. ‘Top ten tips when working from home’, ‘how to remain productive when working from home’, ‘how to continue engaging with colleagues remotely’ – I’m sure you get the idea.
How to Mindfully Manage Conflict in the Workplace Ask yourself this question and be honest: “When have I experienced conflict in the workplace and how did it impact me?” After reflecting, take some time to think about the negative lens you might have been viewing it through. While conflict in [...]
Essential Steps for Implementing a Successful Strategy by Michelle Todd How many fingers and toes do you have? I have ten of each and could easily use them to count the amount of times I have seen a strategy fail to be successfully implemented within an organisation. Most organisations are [...]
How Futures Thinking can illuminate policy design - by Paul Ashton Policymakers strive to establish future-focused policies that set the pathway and conditions for a better future and society. However, developing policy that effectively considers a realistic future state is often easier said than done. Many organisations both public [...]
Foresighting Innovation with Defence Science and Technology - by Chris Doherty Emerging Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposia (EDTAS) – Futures Thinking with tangible outcomes Here at Noetic we’re excited to continue working with the Defence Science & Technology Group (DST Group) in developing and shaping the next three EDTAS through 2019-2021. The [...]
3 Tips to Successful Workshop Facilitation - by Michelle Todd When confronted with the challenge of workshop facilitation, many us will coalesce around our trusty advisor (i.e. our laptops) and start typing into our preferred browser: “Best way to facilitate a workshop” “Top tips for managing workshops” “How long [...]
Identifying Mentors and Avoiding Gender-based Bias - by Michelle Todd A senior woman once told me, “you really need to find a male and female mentor. A male will give you the practical knowledge and skills to be the leader you need to be, and a [...]