- SIA embraces agile practices in IT delivery to deliver the world’s leading digital airline experience
- why innovation! started on its Agile Adoption coaching journey with Singapore Airlines (SIA) last March with the aim to transform its business digitally to continue thriving in a rapidly changing global environment
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by Paul Oh, Senior Consultant of why innovation!
A lone tree stands in an arid wasteland, defiant from its surroundings and persistent in surviving against all odds. This is the nature of resilience. The ability to bounce back from adverse events and persevere to not only survive, but to thrive.
In an organisational context, it has become imperative for leaders to guide their teams in moving quickly through the learn-build-measure cycle in order to adapt to the market. Employee resilience could hold the key to sustaining the steady pace of change, a critical factor in organisations wanting to increase the likelihood of success in driving Agile transformations.
"Completing my Honors Degree in Psychology taught me so many things - about myself, the wonderful nature of human minds and evidence-based practice. It’s given me a mission to help people and organisations realise their full potential by enabling them to see beyond what they would not ordinarily see for themselves."
Discover the world of Paul Oh, Senior Consultant at why innovation!, his insights on change, the value of mentors and leading human-centred practices. Read on!
by Paul Oh, Senior Consultant at why innovation!
In an environment which is demanding more frequent change in order to remain competitive, at what point should you be able to challenge change and how do you do so in order to create constructive conflict?
Change is more or less inevitable, but I often hear stories of people being told “not to fight it”. Whilst in certain situations, the scale of change may not be considered as materially significant by some, as an emphatic third party, I often see the adverse effects that holding such a closed position will have on motivation and engagement.
Born in the “Silicon Valley of India” - Bangalore, Sneha thrives to take up a career in IT in spite of her family's expectation on her to become a doctor.
"I started my career as a Software Developer and then changed course to Process consultancy after completing an Executive Management programme. That switch helped me gain insights beyond development and helped me understand how things worked holistically. "
Find out more about how Sneha has grown and broaden her horizons through a global career experience!
by Francis D’Cruz, Operation Manager at why innovation!
“Good design thinking was a key reason for Singapore’s successful journey from third world to first, and it will be critical in the country's future transformation, for it to remain an outstanding city in the world.” said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Singapore University of Technology and Design’s (SUTD) first Ministerial Forum. PM Lee explained that design is a core element of Singapore’s nation-building, and “nothing we have today is natural, or happened by itself.”
Are you an innovation catalyst who can inspire others and lead the change with best practices in innovation management?
Are you able to activate teams' adoption of Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile methodologies?
Are you excited about working with a diversity of clients to launch innovative products and services and transform their ways of working?
If your answers are "yes", congratulations, you are 50% on your way to become a "whyer" at why innovation! Continue reading. ;-)
by Alice Yu, Marketing Manager at why innovation!
We all tell stories all the time – whether it’s a night-time fairy tale for our children, or a presentation in front of our potential clients. However, as reckoned by the best-selling author J.K. Rowling, “No story lives unless someone wants to listen.”
In my previous role as a newspaper reporter, the first thing I learnt was that the key points of writing a good article are the same as telling a good story. Besides capturing the essential information “5W + 1H”, namely, “who, what, when, where, why and how”, we have to capture the reader’s attention through an attractive header and opening, maintain their attention through well knitted sentences, provide an exciting climax, and finally make a powerful CTA (Call-To-Action).
I soon realised that these guidelines don’t only apply to journalism, but also every aspect of our life. I will share some examples below:
Data has become the core of driving insight-driven business transactions in a digital economy. How are different industry players leveraging their data asset to gain a competitive advantage? How do they develop their own build-test-learn loop to continuously optimise their product performance and user experience?
Over these past four days, we all realised that passion, mindset and energy are the main key points to have a very successful entrepreneurship and to start your own business.
Why innovation! ran an Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for 40 students across art disciplines from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), one of the most prestigious and well-known arts schools in Singapore. The programme, which ran over four days during their summer break, reinforced the need for art students to look at their ideas from a business and sustainability perspective, to bring them to market.