“I think so many schools and systems are paralysed by the quantitative and technical elements of data that they’re not actually drilling down to the most important thing – the child at the centre.” – Jacqui Zervos, Brisbane Grammar School Data is one of the most powerful tools to inform, engage and optimise education practices … Continue reading Is your school paralysed by data?
Many of us are familiar with the euphoria of finding your Flow. Whether you’re playing an instrument, competing in sport, or blazing through your work, the task happens effortlessly, a seamless rhythm of action and outcome on repeat. When we are in our Flow we are more productive, our brain minimises distractions and our output … Continue reading The neuroscience of finding your Flow
Between 2011 and 2016, Australia gained 1,037 new citizens per day. State governments are working to overcome challenges in planning to accommodate population growth in a way that limits urban sprawl and maintains the liveability of our major cities. Higher density development is key in providing housing close to urban amenities and employment opportunities. Approximately … Continue reading Embedding design thinking in high density housing
Christchurch, all but flattened by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake in 2011, is grasped the opportunity to rebuild for the better. The city is harnessing 21st century technology and is quickly becoming a shining example of how a smart city can function. “We weren’t left with a blank slate, but the 2010/11 earthquakes really did get … Continue reading Rebuilding Christchurch as a Smart City
While the world watches on anxiously for updates regarding COVID-19 (or colloquially coronavirus), higher education institutions across multiple countries have been impacted. With travel restrictions and extended waits for visa approval, the international education market has ground to an uncertain halt. Yet Kylie Colvin, Director of Strategy, Development and Delivery at the University of Nottingham … Continue reading “There’s no disaster without some silver lining” – Why COVID-19 could offer some opportunities for Universities
“You’re building a culture of innovation is freedom” – Jennifer Stuart Smith, Chief Executive Officer, James Milson Village As aged care providers continue to digest the Interim Report of the Royal Commission and await the changes the final report will bring, the time to develop a culture of change and innovation is now. Jennifer Stuart … Continue reading Embedding a change culture in your aged care facility
While Australia is ranked as one of the most-ready countries in the world for Open Data, organsiations will need to continue adapting to new data sharing legislation and work to integrate data sharing as business as usual. While policies and processes are important, complete integration is difficult without a culture shift. When a culture of … Continue reading Your Checklist for Building a Data Sharing Culture
Violence against health workers is a global issue, with up to 38% of health workers suffering physical violence at some point in their careers. Many more are threatened or exposed to verbal aggression from patients and visitors. Different countries have developed varying responses to the concerning trend. The interventions below, which aim to prevent violence … Continue reading Comparing methods of violence reduction in hospitals